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Queens Father Gets Reprieve from Deportation

posted by Randall
Riaz Talukder

Riaz Talukder with his wife Syeda and two sons Rafi and Radi.

A dad with two children and no criminal record is battling deportation as his wife faces surgery for cancer next month, reports India West.

Riaz Talukder showed up at Immigration and Custom Enforcement offices November 20 expecting to be deported.

That’s when ICE … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American 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

Sep 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Help Your Parents Become U.S. Citizens

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

Sep 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: California Assemblymember Rob Bonta Cooks Up Citizenship with a Side of Adobo

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

posted by Randall
 

Rob Bonta Supports FarmworkersBy Assemblymember Rob Bonta
REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF NEW AMERICAN MEDIA

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
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Community

Sep 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Adoptees Left Without Citizenship

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

Jun 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Denies Appeal for U.S. Citizenship for American Samoans

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

Feb 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on American Samoans Go to U.S. Supreme Court to Gain Citizenship

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

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Asian Americans

Feb 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on OC Register: Asian Americans Urge President Obama to Clear Visa Backlog

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

Jan 4, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Filipino American Veterans Wait Decades to Be Reunited with Children

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

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