Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

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

Blogs

Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

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

Chinese American

DNC Notebook: AAPI Participants Passionately Involved in the Political Process

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard nominates Bernie Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard walks onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention to nominate Bernie Sanders for President

By Ed Diokno

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  (D-Hawaii) did get her moment at the Democratic National Convention when she nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.
Gabbard was vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and butted heads with … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

Lawmakers Urge President to Award Medal of Freedom to Asian American War Hero

posted by Louis Chan

Colonel Young Oak Kim

Colonel Young Oak Kim


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A Korean American who fought in both World War II and the Korean War is being recommended for the nation’s highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
Colonel Young-Oak Kim was born in Los Angeles to Soon Kwon Kim and Nora Koh. He … Read more

Asian Americans

Updated with Video: CBS 60 Minutes Investigates Possible Racial Profiling of Chinese American Physicist Arrested by FBI

posted by Eliana Yu
Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Eliana Yu
AsAmNews Intern

 

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 story of Xiaoxing Xi will appear on a CBSRead more

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

Rep Grace Meng Elected Chair of Congressional Asian Pacific American Leadership PAC

posted by Randall

Rep Grace Meng
Rep Grace Meng (D-NY) has been elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Leadership PAC.

The two-term congresswoman replaces Rep Judy Chu (D-CA) who founded CAPAC in 2011.

“In order to energize the AAPI community and ensure we have a seat at the table,we must work hard to elect candidates that understand and will … Read more

Asian Americans

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Urges U.S. Attorney General to Investigate Racial Profiling

posted by Louis Chan

U.S. Commission on Civil RightsBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Martin Castro

Martin Castro
Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights



The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has joined the calls asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch an investigation into the suspected racial profiling of Chinese Americans.

The majority vote by the Commission follows similar pleas from the Congressional Asian Pacific Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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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