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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … Read more

Asian Americans

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

posted by Randall
Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

By Ed Diokno
 
One of the hallmark’s of President Obama’s administration has been the rebirth of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

 

Under the leadership of Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the division has been the tip of the spear in its aggressive defense of civil … Read more

Asian Americans

California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest in San Francisco

Protests against Donald Trump continues to be held in numerous California cities including San Francisco

By Ed Diokno

Donald Trump’s presidential victory prompted demonstrations in dozens of U.S. cities, talk of California’s secession from the United States and a stirring of a movement to counter the growing anti-minority and anti-immigrant acts of his supporters from

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Blogs

Blog: What Just Happened?

posted by Randall

President Donald Trump

 

By Ed Diokno

 

I’m numb. What just happened?

President Donald Trump. Excuse me, I feel sick to my stomach.

It’s devastating to someone who believes in a pluralistic society, that diversity is an asset.

Donald Trump just scored the most stunning upset in the history of the United States — maybe in the

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Indian American/ South Asian American

WHNT: Officer Acquitted for Violating Civil Rights Returning to Madison Police Force

posted by Randall

Eric ParkerThe attorney for an Indian man who was left partially paralyzed after an encounter with Madison, Alabama Police expressed dismay that Officer Eric Parker is returning to the force, reports WHNT.
 
Parker used a leg whip that sent Sureshbhai Patel hard into the concrete pavement of the sidewalk.
 
“Police departments have a … Read more

Asian Americans

Take Part: Yuri Kochiyama Fellows Advocate for U.S. Prison and Immigration Reform

posted by Frances Fu
Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama

Today, there are 10 million immigrants living in California, according to the California Immigration Policy Center. Immigrants are often one of the most vulnerable populations living in the United States. When convicted of minor crimes, they not only face the threat of detention, but the threat of deportation as well.

This is why Read more

Campus

AAPI Nexus Journal Projects State of Asian America in 2040

posted by Randall

AAPI Nexus Journal

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans will be more multiracial, more American-born and greater in numbers in 2040, according to volume 1 of the AAPI Nexus Journal released yesterday.

The community is expected to remain the fastest growing population in the country, increasing by 74% over the next 25 years.  Pacific Islanders will … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American Attorney Once Honored by White House Sentenced for Immigration Fraud

posted by Randall

Bonnie Youn

Bonnie Youn

A prominent Asian American immigration rights attorney has been ordered to suspend her law practice for two years, pay a $5245 fine and sentenced to two years probation in an immigration fraud case, reports the Daily Report.
 
Bonnie Youn was honored in 2013 by the Obama White House as a Champion … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Reflections from First Minoru Yasui Day March for Justice

posted by Randall
Minoru Yasui Day


Photo by Curtis Suyematsu,
ReflectionsPhotography.smugmug.com

By Taylor Ishida
Senior
Grant High School
Portland, Oregon

(Note from the Editor: The following article represents the thoughts of a high school senior who participated in the first Minoru Yasui Day March for Justice yesterday in Portland, Oregon.)

On March 27, 2016, I arrived at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy … Read more

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