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Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … Read more

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Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

By Ed Diokno

With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the  territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Cancer Sidelines Political Career of Rep Mark Takai

posted by Louis Chan

Rep Mark TakeiBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Statements of support are pouring in following the recent announcement by first term Hawaii Rep Mark Takai (D-HI) that he will not seek re-election because his cancer is spreading.

Takai beat a crowded field of candidates to win his first term in 2014. He announced his decision on Thursday. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Lawmakers Urge President to Award Medal of Freedom to Asian American War Hero

posted by Louis Chan

Colonel Young Oak Kim

Colonel Young Oak Kim


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A Korean American who fought in both World War II and the Korean War is being recommended for the nation’s highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
Colonel Young-Oak Kim was born in Los Angeles to Soon Kwon Kim and Nora Koh. He … Read more

Asian Americans

Updated with Video: CBS 60 Minutes Investigates Possible Racial Profiling of Chinese American Physicist Arrested by FBI

posted by Eliana Yu
Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Eliana Yu
AsAmNews Intern

 

Not even fully dressed, a Temple University physics professor rushed to answer the urgent knocking on his front door last May, only to find he was being arrested by FBI agents wearing bulletproof vests in a raid.

The story of Xiaoxing Xi will appear on a CBSRead more

Asian Americans

Rep King of New York Refusing to Apologize for Using anti-Japanese Slur

posted by Louis Chan

Rep Peter King

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


Rep Peter King (R-NY) is attempting to justify his use of a racial slur during a national cable news interview with MSNBC.

King appearing on the Morning Joe used the word when criticizing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s stance on homeland security.

“I don’t know if he’s thought … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans Applaud Big Step in Halting Racial Profiling in Espionage Cases

posted by Randall

Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
New rules prompted by false accusations of espionage made against Chinese American scientists are being praised by members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

The rules add an extra layer of oversight and members of APAC hope this will slow racial profiling and overzealous … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Rep Grace Meng Elected Chair of Congressional Asian Pacific American Leadership PAC

posted by Randall

Rep Grace Meng
Rep Grace Meng (D-NY) has been elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Leadership PAC.

The two-term congresswoman replaces Rep Judy Chu (D-CA) who founded CAPAC in 2011.

“In order to energize the AAPI community and ensure we have a seat at the table,we must work hard to elect candidates that understand and will … Read more

Top Story

Rafu Shimpo: Another Apology, but Sincerity Questioned in @JimmyKimmelLive Controversy

posted by Randall

Jimmy KimmelLate night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel issued an on-air apology Monday night for the “kill everyone in China” comment aired on his show nearly two weeks earlier.

The apology did not satisfy members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, reports Rafu Shimpo.

“There seems to be a lot of people upset … Read more

Top Story

Asian Fortune: President Obama Meets with Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

posted by Randall

President ObamaPresident Obama met with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at the White House today to discuss a wide range of issues including immigration reform.

Mister Obama urged the Caucus members to push the House to pass reform which he says is necessary to reduce the deficit, improve the economy and create jobs, according to … Read more

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