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
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
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
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.
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
By Susan Chang
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
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
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
Vanita 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
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