Thursday 30th March 2017,

Posts by Tag: Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance»


Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Muslim ban protest at SFO

When the first Muslim Ban executive order was first implemented in January, protests like the one above at San Francisco International Airport, broke out across the country.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

No matter how you try to couch it, yesterday’s “new” Executive Order restricting travel from six Muslim-dominated countries is still a … Read more

Chinese American

AAPI Cheer Downfall of Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

posted by Randall
Andrew Puzder

Andrew Puzder

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge


President Donald Trump’s pick to become Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from nomination after a videotape of his ex-wife alleging domestic abuse surfaced.

Puzder, the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains, who has seen his hearings delayed multiple times … Read more

Asian Americans

100 AAPI Organizations Sign Letter of Resistance vs. Trump

posted by Randall
Women's March in Oakland3

Filipino Americans joined the Women’s March in Oakland, California last Jan. 21.

By Ed Diokno

In a strange way, Donald Trump is uniting us.

The momentum from last weekend’s Women’s Marches across the country and supportive demonstrations around the world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the 60s and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Rep. Grace Meng in the running for DNC Vice Chair

posted by Randall
Grace Meng

Rep Grace Meng (D-NY)

By Ed Diokno

Rep Grace Meng  (D-N.Y.) is running for the Vice Chair of Democratic National Committee, a position she held since the summer of 2016.

Meng, as a politician of color, hopes to position herself as a bridge between the factions of the Democratic Party, which has been searching for

Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women to Join Women’s March on Washington

posted by Louis Chan

Women's March on Washington
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Hundreds of thousands of people are descending on the nation’s capital to take part in the historic Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

The protest is a warning that they will not stand for what they consider to be the racist, sexist, misogynist, bigoted and bullying tactics and policies … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filipino WWII Vets Running Out of Time to be Recognized

posted by Randall
Rep Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii urges passage of HR2737.

By Ed Diokno

This is a critical time for Filipino veterans of World War II in their quest for recognition. If they are to get the Congressional Gold Medal for their service, the act that would grant them that honor would have to be passed before … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

News One: AAPIs Show Some Love to Ferguson

posted by Randall



A group of Asian American and Pacific Islander artists are converging on Ferguson, MO to build on similarities between the AAPI and African American communities, reports News One.
The campaign between Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), with Hands Up United is a reaction to the police shooting death of Michael … Read more


APALA: Cambodian Americans Invisible in Asian American Community

posted by Randall

Cambodian AmericansThere is much that separates Cambodian Americans from other Asian Americans, wrote Christina Nhek in a blog for
APALA, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.

Although Nhek received her college degree and is now attending graduate school, she is the exception among Cambodian Americans. Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Protest Obama Delay on Immigration Reform

posted by Randall

ImmigrationMany Asian Americans have been quite active on Twitter expressing their disappointment in President Obama’s decision to delay action on immigration reform.

Obama had promised to issue an executive order sometime near the end of summer, but the White House says that order will be delayed until after the November mid-term elections to avoid the … Read more

Community Issues

NY Times: Chinese, Filipinos not signing up for deferred action

posted by Randall

Statue of LibertyThe New York Times reports that undocumented immigrants from the Chinese and Filipino communities are not signing up in large numbers for President Obama’s deferred action program.

Numbers from the Migration Policy Institute show 52 percent of all undocumented immigrants have applied for the program providing protection from deportation and about 455,500 had been accepted.… Read more


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