The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese community-based organizations, businesses and media.

Miami MSA - Foreign Born       

    • More than 100,000 Asian Americans and nearly 1,500 NHPI in the Miami MSA are immigrants.1
    • Over two-thirds of the Asian American population is foreign-born, proportionally higher than any other racial group in the area. About 36% of NHPI are foreign-born.
    • Among Asian American ethnic groups, Indian Americans (73%) are the most foreign-born. A majority of the largest Asian American ethnic groups in the MSA are foreign-born.
    • About 31% of Asian American immigrants entered the United States in 2000 or later, a rate similar to Latinos (30%). Japanese (38%), Indian (36%), and Filipino Americans (35%) are the most likely to have entered the country in 2000 or later.2
    • From 2002 to 2012, nearly 37,000 people from Asian countries and Pacific Islands obtained LPR status in the MSA. The top Asian countries of birth for immigrants obtaining LPR status were India, the Philippines, and China.3
    • Between 2003 and 2013, immigration courts in Miami ordered the deportation of over 1,800 residents to Asian countries.4
    • There are no official estimates of the number of undocumented Asian American immigrants in the Miami MSA. However, if we assume that the nation’s 1.3 million
      undocumented immigrants from Asia5 are geographically distributed in ways consistent with its Asian American foreign-born population, there may be at least 13,000 undocumented Asian Americans living in the MSA.6

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B05003.
    2 Ibid., Table B05005.
    3 Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics. 2014.
    4 Syracuse University, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. 2014. Note: Deportees include all completed cases in immigration court for all charges.
    5 Baker, Bryan and Nancy Rytina. March 2013. “Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2012.” Department of Homeland Security: Population Estimates.
    6 U.S. Census Bureau, 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates,
    Table B05003. Note: Approximately 1% of all foreign-born Asian Americans nationwide live in the Miami MSA.