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Oct 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on DHS plans to monitor social media activity of immigrants

DHS plans to monitor social media activity of immigrants

posted by Randall

Social MediaViews from the Edge

Lost amidst the cyclone of issues swirling around the White House and its current occupant, mainstream media hasn’t had time to focus on a policy that allows the government to monitor the social media accounts and internet search history of legal immigrants.

The Department of Homeland Security intends to launch this … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Trump’s new order is still a Muslim ban

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban
 
Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
Dress it up anyway you want, but If it looks like a Muslim ban, sounds like a Muslim ban and acts like a Muslim ban; it’s a Muslim ban.
The Trump administration’s attempt to disguise their travel restrictions to countries by adding three more countries  can’t hide … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Woman Interviews for Position in Trump Administration

Sikh Woman Interviews for Position in Trump Administration

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi
Harmeet Dhillon

Harmeet Dhillon is a former ACLU board member

Harmeet Dhillon, a Sikh American female lawyer, is a candidate for leading the civil rights division in the US Department of Justice under the current administration, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Dhillon currently works as a San Francisco trial attorney and is one of California’s three members … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Kal Penn, Silicon Valley Raising Funds for Refugees, ACLU

Kal Penn, Silicon Valley Raising Funds for Refugees, ACLU

posted by Randall
Kal Penn with President Obama

Kal Penn was on President Obama’s staff.

It appears that U.S. courts will be one of the battlegrounds where immigrant rights advocates and Silicon Valley giants will fight against the immigration orders shot out of the White House.

The growing outrage against Donald Trump’s Executive Order that bans immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries, has … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Fears Arise of Threats and Intimidation of AAPI Voters

Blog: Fears Arise of Threats and Intimidation of AAPI Voters

posted by Randall

Vote

By Ed Diokno

The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections. With so much at stake, 245 AAPI candidates running for office and driven by the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory, the effort to push AAPI voters to register and to the polls has been … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Why does the Apple vs FBI controversy concern people of color?

Why does the Apple vs FBI controversy concern people of color?

posted by Susan Chang
Tim Cook

Tim Cook

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Intern

The Center for Media Justice recently organized a phone briefing of the recent Apple vs. FBI court order controversy, encouraging activists of color to join Apple in defending our privacy rights.

Last week, the FBI requested Apple to provide assistance in accessing contents of the San Bernadino Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 16, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Phoenix New Times: Court Rejects Asian American Group’s Challenge to Sex Based Abortion Ban

Phoenix New Times: Court Rejects Asian American Group’s Challenge to Sex Based Abortion Ban

posted by Randall

A challenge by an Asian American feminist group and the NAACP to Arizona’s ban on race and sex selection abortions has been thrown out of court, reports the Phoenix New Times.

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP argued the law was discriminatory because it targeted … Read more

Community Issues

Sep 25, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on India West: Librarian Asks Mom to Stop Breastfeeding Baby

India West: Librarian Asks Mom to Stop Breastfeeding Baby

posted by Randall
Breast Feeding

File photo

An Indian American woman has received an apology after being asked to stop breast feeding her child in a New York Public Library, reports India West.

Sherry Singh is a frequent visitor with her children at the library. Her youngest starting crying, so she began breast feeding.

“An employee came over and told … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Business Standard: Indian American to Head US Civil Rights Division

Business Standard: Indian American to Head US Civil Rights Division

posted by Randall

Vanita GuptaVanita Gupta has been named to head the US Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, reports the Business Standard.

President Obama is expected to nominate her for the permanent position of Assistant Attorney General this fall or winter.

“Even as she has done trailblazing work as a civil rights lawyer, Vanita is also known as … Read more

Community Issues

Sep 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Az Central: Protestors Say Anti-terrorist Training in Arizona Teaches Hate

Az Central: Protestors Say Anti-terrorist Training in Arizona Teaches Hate

posted by Randall

John Guandolo An anti-terrorist training program scheduled for next week in Arizona’s Maricopa County is being criticized for preaching hate, reports the Arizona Central.

The session is titled Understanding the Threat and will be taught by a controversial former FBI agent, John Guandolo.

“He’s got a hateful message,” said Dan ­Pochoda , legal director of the … Read more

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