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How Safe Are DACA Recipients?

posted by Randall

ICE

By Elena Shore
New American Media

When it comes to Trump’s changes to immigration policy, many immigrants have a common question: Who is affected and what do the changes mean for them?

It’s a question that Martha Ruch, staff attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles says she hears constantly from her clients.

Since taking … Read more

Asian Americans

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

Blogs

Jul 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on More Shattered Families

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

Apr 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Fate of Immigration Reform to be Argued before U.S. Supreme Court Monday

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

posted by Louis Chan

#FightforFamilies
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

Blogs

Dec 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Cynical Desi: How Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration Can Help Every AAPI

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
@SidBSharma
 
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

Apr 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Journal: API Enrollment in DACA Lags

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

Nov 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on NBC LA: Undocumented Asian Immigrants Encouraged to Come Out of Shadows

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

Campus

Jun 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Hankyoreh: Obama protestors pushes for immigration reform

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

Campus

May 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Asian American dreamers changing the face of immigration reform

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

Blogs

Dec 3, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Huff Post: An open letter to President Obama from his #Chinatown heckler

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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