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White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency

posted by Randall
President Obama meets with White House Initiative of AAPIs

President Barack Obama’s White House Initiative for AAPI gave Asian/Americans and Pacific Islanders to the highest levels of government.

By Ed Diokno

In President Barack Obama’s first year in office, he reinstated the White House Initiative for AAPI that was first created by President Bill Clinton but had lain moribund during George W. Bush’s two … Read more


More Shattered Families

posted by Randall

Immigration rallyBy Rinku Sen
Publisher, Colorlines

(This article is reposted with permission from Colorlines).

When the immigration, criminal justice and child welfare systems collide in a family’s life, deported parents are too often unable to hold on to their children. Five years ago, Race Forward (then the Applied Research Center) released the Shattered Families report, … Read more

Asian Americans

Fate of Immigration Reform to be Argued before U.S. Supreme Court Monday

posted by Louis Chan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Thousands of immigrants from across the country are expected to march in Washington, D.C. tomorrow in support of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.

The demonstration coincides with the start of oral arguments in the Supreme Court on the fate of the DAPA/DACA+ program … Read more


Cynical Desi: How Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration Can Help Every AAPI

posted by Randall

San Francisco Chinatown

Chinatown 25 by Ronnie Macdonald. Licensed via Wikimedia Commons

By Sid Sharma
The Cynical Desi
In November of 2014, President Obama announced the creation of two new immigration programs aimed at enhancing protections for selected groups of undocumented migrants and their children.  Though they have not been implemented due to court challenges, both … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Journal: API Enrollment in DACA Lags

posted by Jason Fong

Judy ChuThe US federal DACA program’s low application rate, especially among Asian Americans, is alarming lawmakers and community leaders, according to the Asian Journal.

The DACA program allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before age 16 to temporarily work and reside legally in the US.  

“DACA is an opportunity for those … Read more

Asian Americans

NBC LA: Undocumented Asian Immigrants Encouraged to Come Out of Shadows

posted by Randall

Los Angeles ChinatownUndocumented Asian immigrants are slowly coming out of the shadows, but not as quickly as immigrant advocates would like, reports NBC LA.

Despite President Obama’s immigration reform package offering temporary relief, some in the Asian community remain hesitant to take advantage.

“We still feel in the API community there is still a lot of … Read more


Hankyoreh: Obama protestors pushes for immigration reform

posted by Randall

Ju HongA Korean American student who heckled President Obama during a visit to San Francisco’s Chinatown in November continues to push for immigration reform, reports Hankyoreh.

Ju Hong recently returned to South Korea for the first time since immigrating to the US 13 years ago.

He plans to make a documentary about his trip and … Read more


Washington Post: Asian American dreamers changing the face of immigration reform

posted by Randall

immigration reform protest signJung Bin Cho has always dreamed of going to Virginia Tech (photo by Pam Huie).

But his family was too poor to send him and he was not eligible for in-state tuition assistance.

He recently told his story to the Washington Post.

“My dream was to go to Virginia Tech, but I had … Read more


Huff Post: An open letter to President Obama from his #Chinatown heckler

posted by Randall

Ju HongJu Hong, the San Francisco State University student and undocumented immigrant who heckled President Obama during his appearance in San Francisco’s Chinatown last week, has written an open letter to President Obama in the Huffington Post..
He once again scolded the President for the high number of deportations during his administration.

And while you

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Community Issues

New American Media: Few Undocumented Chinese Taking Advantage of Dream Act

posted by Randall


New American Media  is reporting that Chinese immigrants are well under represented among those applying for deferred action.

Among the 15,000 eligible for a two year reprieve from deportation, the Migration Policy Institute estimates less than 1,400 have applied.

“Even though Chinese are eligible, they’re not applying at a high rate … Read more


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