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Jan 16, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

International Adoptees Closer to Gaining Citizenship

posted by Olivia Wolf

Photo by the ARC & NAKASEC

By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 35,000 international adoptees who were not covered by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 are now one step closer to becoming legal citizens of the United States.

Members of the Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Representative Adam Smith Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 13, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
DACA Rally at White House2

Min Su Kang, “undocumented and unafraid”, speaks at rally in front of White House this past fall


Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno
By now you’ve likely heard about the racist comments uttered by Donald Trump. The noise and fury arising from those remarks drowned out the reason the meeting was being … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 12, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Anna Awards Announced for AAPI Actors, Movies, TV and More

posted by Ed Diokno


‘The Big Sick’ has the honor of winning the 2018 Best Asian/American Movie Award.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s awards season. The Golden Globes were just handed out. The writers, actors and directors will be handing out its yearly awards. The Grammys are coming soon, the Academy Awards will be announced.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 11, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Mom of Navy Veteran Denied Visa to Come to Son’s Funeral

posted by Randall

Ngoc Truong

Ngoc Truong served in the U.S. Navy for four years

Ngoc Truong proudly served his country in the Navy for four years.
But when his family was in need, the government turned his back on him, said Truong’s father to WREG.
Truong died of leukemia last month, two months after leaving the … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 10, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Move to End DACA

posted by Randall
DACA Protest

Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights in September 2017
By Molly Adams

Views from the Edge

A federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that prevents the deportation of children brought into the U.S. by their undocumented parents.

In his ruling, Judge … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 9, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Sharp Differences between Women and Men on Workplace Discrimination in STEM

posted by Louis Chan
STEM Recruitment Poster

A campaign poster featuring Sandra Tsing Loh, creator and host of “The Loh Down on Science,” encourages careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in Galveston, Texas. The US Army Corp of Engineers launched the campaign in 2013

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Grace Ho Brosnon of Tacoma has worked in IT since

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Bad Ass Asians

Jan 8, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Hong Chau Defends Accent in Downsizing

posted by Randall
Hong Chau in Downsizing

Paramount Pictures

Hong Chau was a surprise Golden Globe nominee for her best supporting role in Downsizing.

She didn’t win Sunday night, losing to Allison Janney (I, Tonya). Yet the award has given her a higher profile, and also made her the target of those critical of her accent in the movie.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 8, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Win for Aziz Ansari at Golden Globes is a Milestone for Asian American Men

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari became the first Asian American man to win in the best actor category in a comedy at the Golden Globes Sunday night, reports the Evening Standard.
He joins a short list of Asians to win a Golden Globe in the awards 75 year history. Others, according to KPRC, include Haing S. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 7, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Vietnamese American Elected in Massachusetts. Filipino and Indian Americans Running in Texas and Maryland

posted by Randall
Dean Tran

Dean Tran with his family

The first Vietnamese American elected to the Massachusetts State Senate has been sworn in after winning a special election, reports the Sentinel & Enterprise.

Republican Dean Tran won by just 600 votes last month.

Members of the Vietnamese American community were on hand to celebrate the Republican’s victory. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 6, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Musician MJ Lee Speaks Volumes During Divided Times

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer


Many Asian American musicians have been stepping up to the plate to voice their views on the current U.S. political climate through their music. MJ Lee. identifies as “a second-generation Asian American woman with Thai and Korean roots, born and raised on the East Coast,” though in the
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