Thursday 30th March 2017,

Posts by Tag: citizenship»


Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Woman’s Viral Post Highlights Job Discrimination Based On Race

posted by Zara Zhi

By Zara Zhi
AsAmNews Staff Writer

A social media post about job discrimination by an Asian American woman is quickly going viral. Tiffany Trieu was excited about a job she had applied for and sent a LinkedIn message to the company’s president.
But, as she explains on Facebook, her enthusiasm quickly turned … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Help Your Parents Become U.S. Citizens

posted by Randall

Gene Wu

Rep Gene Wu is a member of the Texas House of Representatives

By Gene Wu
New American Media

Like millions of other immigrant families, my family came to this country with not much more than the change in our pockets. Born in Guangzhou, China, I was four years old when we moved to the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Blog: California Assemblymember Rob Bonta Cooks Up Citizenship with a Side of Adobo

posted by Randall

Rob Bonta Supports FarmworkersBy Assemblymember Rob Bonta

I learned what it means to be a U.S. citizen at the family dinner table.My earliest memories are of the vivid stories my parents told me, stories that shaped the values I hold to this day and that emphasized the importance of citizens playing
Read more


Washington Post: Adoptees Left Without Citizenship

posted by Randall
Adopteee Citizenship Act

Photo from: Korean American Service and Education Consortium

As many as 18,000 people adopted from South Korea by American parents find themselves without American citizenship.

Their parents either wrongly assumed their children would automatically receive citizenship or failed to complete the necessary paperwork.

An unknown number of other adoptees from numerous other countries are in … Read more

Pacific Islander

Supreme Court Denies Appeal for U.S. Citizenship for American Samoans

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
It was Samoans vs. Samoans. That made it easier for the U.S. Supreme Court to turn down an appeal that would have granted automatic citizenship to residents of American Samoa.


By declining to review the appeal of Tuaua vs. the United States, the decision of the lower court … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

American Samoans Go to U.S. Supreme Court to Gain Citizenship

posted by Randall
 Leneuoti Tuaua is lead plaintiff in the case submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Leneuoti Tuaua is lead plaintiff in the case submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

By Ed Diokno

Attorneys representing a group of American Samoans seeking U.S. citizenship Monday (Feb. 1) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.

The case, which if successful would recognize a constitutional right to citizenship for those born in

Read more

Asian Americans

OC Register: Asian Americans Urge President Obama to Clear Visa Backlog

posted by Randall

naturalization ceremonyA coalition of 40 Asian American groups is uging President Obama to clear a 20 year visa backlog that is keeping families separated, reports the Orange County Register (photo by IHMEC).

“Many have been waiting more than 20 years for family members to join them in the United States. The current system is clearly … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Washington Post: Filipino American Veterans Wait Decades to Be Reunited with Children

posted by Randall

Filipino American veterans26,000 Filipino nationals who fought alongside the American military during World War II were granted American citizenship in 1990. It came under an immigration law signed by then President George H.W. Bush.  Yet, these American citizens can’t get green cards for their children, reports the Washington Post (file photo of wreath laying ceremony)

That’s because … Read more

Chinese American

KLAS: Five legal Chinese immigrants denied opportunity for citizenship

posted by Randall

Statue of LibertyKLAS is reporting that the path to citizenship for five Chinese nationals in Las Vegas has been derailed.

The five came to the United States under the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor program. Participants are eligible for citizenship if they invest a half million dollars and employ 10 American citizens within two years.

All five were … Read more


Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 275 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter