Asian-Pacific American (APA) or Asian-Pacific Islander (API) is a term sometimes used in the Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. Asian Pacific Americans are listed as a group on the United States Army website.
'Asian Pacific American' or 'Asian American' are pan-ethnic terms designating the many communities of Asian immigrants and their descendants in the USA.
It was founded by a group of lawyers, law students and community activists who Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association.
The previous “Asian and Pacific Islander” (API) category was separated into . Chinese Americans continue to be the largest Asian American ethnic group.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are projected to become the largest immigrant group in the United States by , according to Pew Research.