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Asian American Senators Keep Promise on DACA

posted by Randall

Mazie Hirano and Dick Durbin

Senator Mazie Hirano (D-Hawaii) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) meet with Dreamers protesting outside the Capitol Saturday
Courtesy: Senator Dick Durbin


 
Views from the Edge contributed to this report
 
Three Asian American senators held firm in their support of DACA and rejected the latest Republican proposal on a measure that would have extended … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 15, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Major Policy Change: DACA Accepting Renewals for Extending Protected Status

Major Policy Change: DACA Accepting Renewals for Extending Protected Status

posted by Brittney Le

Protester at a DACA rally in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen.

Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation, has resumed accepting renewal requests for deferred action, reports The Hill.

Due to a federal court order, United … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 13, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

Racist, Vile Language Scuttles DACA Deal, Draws Strong Reaction from AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
DACA Rally at White House2

Min Su Kang, “undocumented and unafraid”, speaks at rally in front of White House this past fall

 

Views From The Edge
By Ed Diokno
 
By now you’ve likely heard about the racist comments uttered by Donald Trump. The noise and fury arising from those remarks drowned out the reason the meeting was being … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Groups Blast Trump’s Decision to End DACA

posted by Len Patel

ICE
 
By Len Patel
 
Asian American civil rights organizations and political leaders were swift in condemning President Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
 
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that no new DACA applicants will be processed beginning tomorrow and the program will be eliminated … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Stand Up to Defend DACA

Asian Americans Stand Up to Defend DACA

posted by Randall
DACA Rally at White House

Members and supporters of National Korean American Service and Educational Consortium (NAKASEC) have been staging an around the clock vigil in front of the White House in support of DACA (Photo from NAKASEC)

Asian Americans are rallying in an effort to persuade President Trump not to end DACA.

Trump has said a decision on the … Read more

Chinese American

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

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