Skip to content FACT SHEET: President Biden Establishes the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

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On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, bipartisan legislation that will make significant improvements to our Nation’s response to hate crimes.

The law will provide resources to create specialized hate crimes units that will also help states create hotlines for hate crimes at state and local levels that will be accessible for people with limited English proficiency.

Appointing a White House Senior Liaison to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

President Biden announced the appointment of Erika L. Moritsugu to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison.

Funding critical research to prevent and address bias and xenophobia against Asian American communities.

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