Deeana Jang '83 Honored by the National Immigration Law Center
Deeana Jang ‘83 will be honored at the National Immigration Law Center's 30th anniversary dinner for her work to improve the lives of low-income immigrants. Jang is one of three awardees who were selected in honor of their courageous efforts with the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and other allies on issues affecting immigrants, including detainee rights, access to health care and other services, and workers' rights. The awards ceremony will take place on December 7 in Arlington, Virginia.
Jang is the policy director for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). In a statement about Jang's award, NILC said, "She leads APIAHF's work to improve access to health coverage and quality of care, expand linguistically and culturally competent health services, promote a more diverse health care workforce, improve data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander health, and encourage investment in community-driven health strategies. For decades, Jang has worked tirelessly to champion the rights of immigrants, including survivors of domestic violence, and low-wage workers, and continues to serve as a key partner in health reform issues. She played a critical role in securing federal legislation to protect immigrant rights to benefits, status, and independence from abusers. She launched and served on the boards of several organizations, and helped build national and local coalitions promoting the rights of low-income families. Jang has been an important mentor for young lawyers, law students and advocates."
Deeana Jang biography at APIAHF
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)