The group 'AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) for Hillary' was launched in California in presence of a large number of Asian American leaders, including Indian-Americans.

At the launch, Clinton pledged to address the concerns of the community, including those related to immigration and visa.

In her speech, Clinton pledged to work to reduce the backlog for family visa to reunite immigrant families.

"Applicants from the Asia-Pacific region make up about 40 percent of the family visa backlog. Some from the Philippines have been waiting for a visa for 23 years. If you're a US citizen and your brother lives in India, it will take at least 12 years just to get him a visa," the former Secretary of state said.

And she explained the reasons for her early outreach to the community.

America's ties to the Asia-Pacific region have always been important, but in the 21st century they will be absolutely vital, she said.

The United States, she said, is a country built by the hard work of generations of immigrants and America is stronger because of its diversity and openness.

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