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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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Asian Americans

Jun 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Can Hillary Clinton Win Over Young Asian American Pacific Islander Voters?

Can Hillary Clinton Win Over Young Asian American Pacific Islander Voters?

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard with Bernie Sanders supports

Bernie Sanders Supporters with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Photo by Darryl Yip

By Aswin Mannepalli

Nathan Lowe is the son of first-generation Chinese Americans who deeply identified with their Evangelical faith and the Republican Party.  His turn leftward began after his exposure to Asian American and ethnic studies courses.  “I got involved in a local community … Read more

Blogs

Most Asian Americans Support Affirmative Action

posted by Randall

affirmative actionBy Ed Diokno

Are Asian Americans being discriminated against by some Ivy League colleges? As a person of color, I just assume discrimination, bigotry, racial bias and stereotyping as just a part of life here in the United States of America. So yeah, I believe some Asian Americans are being victimized by the admissions process … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans in Position to Decide the California Race between Sanders & Clinton

Asian Americans in Position to Decide the California Race between Sanders & Clinton

posted by Louis Chan
Bernie Sanders in Palo Alto

Photo by Darryl Yip

Hillary Clinton with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Hillary Clinton with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

by Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

With the latest poll in California showing Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat, Tuesday’s race could be decided by Asian American voters who make up almost 15 percent of the eligible state electorate.

Clinton … Read more

Asian Americans

May 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Celebrities Urge Asian American Pacific Islanders to Vote

Celebrities Urge Asian American Pacific Islanders to Vote

posted by Randall
John Cho and George Takei

John Cho and George Takei urge Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to vote

Actors George Takei, John Cho, Constance Wu, Sonal Shah, Vincent Rodriguez III, and Joey Quenga are joining forces in a new campaign to urge Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to vote.

Despite being the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, … Read more

Asian Americans

May 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Push Back Against Exclusionary Political Rhetoric

Asian Americans Push Back Against Exclusionary Political Rhetoric

posted by Randall

Inclusion Not ExclusionA new survey released today by Asian Americans Advancing Justice indicates Asian Americans are taking notice of the Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric dominating the presidential race.

The poll of 1,212 registered voters was conducted in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese between April 11 and May 17 of this year by landline and cellphone.

Voters … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Details announced for Filipino World War II veterans reuniting with their children

Details announced for Filipino World War II veterans reuniting with their children

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
Filipino American WWII Veteran

The details of a new policy that will enable family members of Filipino World War II veterans to apply to come to the United States while waiting the issuance of their visas, were revealed Monday by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

“Just this week,” President Obama announced in … Read more

Asian Americans

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

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on SF Gate: Confirmation of Korean American Judge to Appeals Court Uncertain in Republican Senate

SF Gate: Confirmation of Korean American Judge to Appeals Court Uncertain in Republican Senate

posted by Randall
Lucy Koh

Lucy Koh

President Obama has nominated Federal Judge Lucy Koh to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reports  SF Gate. Koh would be just the second Korean American on an appeals court if confirmed.
Her confirmation is uncertain, however, with the Republican majority in the Senate choosing to leave many seats vacant rather than … Read more

Asian Americans

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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