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Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Asian Americans

Some Groups Oppose Getting More Information about Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

AB 1726 ProtestAB 1726By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.

The social media activist group 18 Million Rising is urging people to call their legislators to urge passage … Read more

Community Issues

RT: South Asian Immigrant Detainees Go on Hunger Strike

posted by Randall

 

Theo Macy Jail in Orange, CA

Theo Macy Jail in Orange, CA. Photo from Orange County Archives

While many of us indulged in Thanksgiving feasts this holiday weekend, some 100 South Asian  detainees being held at four immigration detention centers went on hunger strikes, reports. RT.

The hunger strike which began Wednesday are being staged to protest their indefinite detentions … Read more

Asian Americans

Income & Poverty of Asian Americans: Study of Contrasts

posted by Randall

Chinatown San Francisco A new report on the income and poverty of Asian Americans from the Center for American Progress is a study of contrasts.

Asian Americans have household incomes greater that the national average and even whites, but yet have the fastest growing populations in poverty since the great recession.

Also the per capita income when adjusted … Read more

Community Issues

Mint Press: 7-11 accused of harassing South Asian American franchisees

posted by Randall

7-eleven logoA group of South Asian 7-Eleven franchisees has filed suit claiming the store is harassing and intimidating them in an effort to coerce them into giving their profitable stores back, reports Mint Press.

“[A] foreign corporation has been allowed to transform the American dream into an American nightmare for countless individuals and families,” the … Read more

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