Choi is part of a growing number of politically active Asian American undocumented immigrants choosing to participate in other forms of civic engagement.
The activists say that their presence is important since the issues of the Asian American community are often overlooked.
“I have to constantly remind people that this is an issue that affects Asian Americans greatly.
But challenges to undocumented Asian American activism are not confined to external perceptions.
“The concepts of stigma and shame play an important role in Asian Americans’ low service use.