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Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

posted by Brittney Le

hate crimesQuite a scary incident is being reported in North Carolina.

A Muslim American woman wearing a hijab was sitting outside an Indian grocery store with her baby when a man pulled up and wielded a rifle, reports hi INDiA.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is assisting the woman says she was sitting … Read more

Blogs

Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Muslim ban protest at SFO

When the first Muslim Ban executive order was first implemented in January, protests like the one above at San Francisco International Airport, broke out across the country.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

No matter how you try to couch it, yesterday’s “new” Executive Order restricting travel from six Muslim-dominated countries is still a … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban protest in Minneapolis

Protest against Muslim ban in Minneapolis. Photo by Fibbonaci Blue


 
By Ed Diokno
 
President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict Muslims from coming to the U.S. received a setback late Friday when a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order.

 
“The Constitution prevailed today,” said … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

posted by Randall
Judy Chu volunteers to help refugee families at LAX


Lawyers like these with Rep. Judy Chu at LAX volunteered to help families of those impacted by
President Donald Trump’s executive order placing restrictions Muslim immigrants and refugees. From Judy Chu Instagram

By Ed Diokno

A lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s Executive Order that calls for a temporary ban on the … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Steve Bannon Says There Are Too Many Asians in Silicon Valley

Steve Bannon Says There Are Too Many Asians in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall
Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

By Ed Diokno

 

The nomination of Steve Bannon as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist might be more than a little worrisome to Asian Americans.
 
If you didn’t already know that Bannon is the CEO of a news website that celebrates the “glorious” history of the Confederate flag, and under whose leadership … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Hate in Trump’s America

posted by Mandy Day

Trump Hate IncidentsBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

A Muslim woman at San Diego State University is accosted, verbally abused, and has her car stolen by Trump supporters. An Asian American friend picks their child up early from school because the relentless bullying by children who support Donald Trump’s views on people of color became too much. … Read more

Blogs

Oct 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Signs of the Scary Times We’re In

Signs of the Scary Times We’re In

posted by Randall
Sign 1

Sign No. 1

By Ed Diokno

Three signs tell three different stories, but together they make a sad statement about the state our country.

The first sign is located in Dearborn, Michigan, a city with the highest concentration of Muslim Americans according to the U.S. Census. The message is in Arabic script, white letters with

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Southeast Asian American

Sep 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Burma is Sending the Most Refugees to U.S.

Burma is Sending the Most Refugees to U.S.

posted by Randall
President Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi

President Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, visit with Obama family pets Bo and Sunny in the Cabinet Room of the White House following their bilateral meeting, Sept. 14, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

By Ed Diokno

Nearly half of all refugees

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Bad Ass Asians

Sep 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on President Nominates First Muslim American Judge

President Nominates First Muslim American Judge

posted by Randall
Abid Riaz Qureshi

Abid Riaz Qureshi

By Ed Diokno

For the first time, an American Muslim has been nominated to the federal bench.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Sept. 7) nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim American … Read more

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