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
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
By Rinku Sen
(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
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
The 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
Undocumented 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
A 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
Jung 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
Ju 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.
… Read more
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