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Asian Americans

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Las Vegas Review Journal: Racist Graffiti Found at Auto Body Shop Owned by Indian American

posted by Randall

Graffiti at Indian American Auto Body shop Las Vegas2Authorities in Nye County outside of Las Vegas are investigating racist graffiti found on an auto body shop as a hate crime, reports the
Las Vegas Review Journal.
 
Words such as “I will kill you” and “Foreigner go home” were found spray painted on the shop in Pahrump.
 
Waqar Ahmed, 61, identifies … Read more

Blogs

Court Says It’s OK for Florida Gun Shop Not to Sell to Muslims

posted by Len Patel

Andy Hallinan

The owner of a Florida gun shop who declared his store a Muslim-free zone is gloating in victory after a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit challenging his declaration as a violation of civil rights.

Andy Hallinan posted a video on Facebook likely meant to stick in the face of CAIR, the Council on American … Read more

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