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
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
A coalition of more than one dozen Asian American groups is set to demonstrate Tuesday and Wednesday in support of Sherry Chen, a Chinese American fired from her federal job even after spy charges against her were dropped for lack of evidence.
The demonstrations will take place … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
One of the elder statesman for Asian American and Pacific Islanders was praised for his commitment to his constituents in American Samoa after he passed away Wednesday.
Eni F.H. Faleomavaega passed away in Utah. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Faleomavaega served as … Read more
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
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
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
By Eliana Yu
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 rules add an extra layer of oversight and members of APAC hope this will slow racial profiling and overzealous … Read more