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Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
 
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

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Oct 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Groups Open Election Hotline, Organize Poll Monitors to Protect Voting Rights

AAPI Groups Open Election Hotline, Organize Poll Monitors to Protect Voting Rights

posted by Louis Chan

Vote T-shirt
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote have opened a national election hotline that will be available through election day, November 8.

The hotline is available to answer your questions about voting, how to find a polling place, or to learn about any ID requirements.

“As … Read more

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Blog: Asian Americans Cannot Remain Silent

posted by Mandy Day
Black Lives Matter

Asian Americans join others during Black Lives Matter Protest

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer
 
There has always been an ethnic hierarchy in the western world.  The very system that rules the land in the United States existed to protect Whites when it was originally created. While the Bill of Rights was written in … Read more

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UPDATED: Asian Americans Extend Their Thoughts and Prayers after Tragic Police Shootings

posted by Louis Chan
Dallas Police Shooting

Screenshot from Cell phone video of Dallas sniper attack from Twitter

By Louis Chan & Ed Diokno
AsAmNews National Writers

 

(This post has been updated with Congressional response)

Asian American leaders joined the rest of the nation in expressing their heartfelt sadness following the horrendous police shootings that left five police officers dead and several

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Apr 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Early Survey Results Released of Asian American Voters in New York

Early Survey Results Released of Asian American Voters in New York

posted by Randall

Election 2016Preliminary results have been released of the first national survey this campaign season of Asian American voters.

The survey is being conducted by APIAVote, Asian Americans Advancing Justice|AAJC, and AAPI Data.  Multi-lingual polling began last week and will run through mid-May. So far 111 responses have been collected from New York State. The … Read more

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UPDATE: Asian American Groups Applaud Supreme Court Decision on Immigration

posted by Randall

US Supreme Court

(Updated 1:55 Eastern Time)

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning announced it will  hear a case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

Nearly half a million Asians would receive protection from deportation if the high court rules in favor of the plan, according to Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

“We are extremely pleased the U.S. … Read more

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Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: Japanese American Nominated to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Rafu Shimpo: Japanese American Nominated to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

posted by Theodore Tae

Karen NarasakiPresident Barack Obama announced July 24 his nomination of Japanese American civil rights leader Karen Narasaki to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, reports Rafu Shimpo.

Narasaki is best known for her role as the former president and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Asian American Justice Center from 1995 to 2012. Prior to … Read more

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Jul 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on AALDEF: #AAPI Civil Rights Group Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights for Asian Am. @aaldef, @@AAJC_AAJC

AALDEF: #AAPI Civil Rights Group Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights for Asian Am. @aaldef, @@AAJC_AAJC

posted by Randall

The  Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund and Asian Americans for Advancing Justice jointly submitted testimony to congress urging it to restore voting rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act.

According to a news release from AALDEF, both groups fear Asian Americans will face obstacles … Read more

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