Asian voters in Queens take a right turn

The Asian community in Queens is becoming much more political and engaged with local issues than ever, political analysts say.

The surge in anti-Asian violence, proposals to make it tougher for Asian students to get into specialized high schools, and the rising costs of property ownership are among the many issues that are causing Asians to become more politically involved. Many Asians, particularly the Chinese, have moved to the center—with many now voting Republican—as they have grown averse to progressive policies.