Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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Last Day for Longtime Asian American in Congress

posted by Randall

Mike Honda

Photo by Fast 4 Families

After 16 years in the House of Representatives, civil rights advocate Mike Honda’s last official day in Congress is today.

The Democrat has represented the Silicon Valley in California since 2000, but lost by 52,000 votes 61 to 39 percent to Ro Khanna. Honda was hurt by the yet to … Read more

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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

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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

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Politico: Asian American caucus demands Obama ease up on deportations

posted by Randall

Rep Judy ChuThe Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus released a set of recommendations to the White House it says would dramatically reduce deportations that have spiked under the Obama Administration, reports Politico.

It wants an increase in the number of deportations of young undocumented immigrants deferred to a broader group of people.

About 5 million people … Read more


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