Sunday 26th March 2017,

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Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … Read more

Asian Americans

Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

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

Asian Americans

Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

posted by Brittney Le

Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reaffirmed the commitment of his city to remain a sanctuary city despite threats from President Donald Trump.

Wednesday, the president signed an executive order to deny federal grant funds to “sanctuary cities.” These cities have policies in place to restrict local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents, with the … Read more

Asian Americans

UPDATED: Asian Americans Condemn Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration

posted by Louis Chan

U.S. Supreme CourtBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


President Obama’s executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowing them to work has been blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The justices deadlocked 4-4 and that means the appeals court ruling blocking the plan remains in affect.

Obama’s plan known as the Deferred Action … Read more

Community Issues

CNN: Japanese American Lawmakers Call Rand Paul’s Remarks Insulting

posted by Randall

Mark TakanoSen Rand Paul’s (R-KY) remark comparing the executive order on immigration with the executive order incarcerating Japanese Americans is “insulting” and “misguided” said Japanese American lawmakers in Congress.

CNN reports that Rand’s comments drew an immediate rebuke from both Rep Mike Honda (D-CA) and Rep Mark Takano (D-CA) (pictured).

“Rand Paul’s comments could not be … Read more

Chinese American

Mercury News: The Chinatown Protest that Tipped the Scales for Immigration Reform

posted by Randall

Ju HongIt was the shout heard around the world, an immigrant protest coming from San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Now one year later, SanFrancisco Bay Area activist Ju Hong got from the President exactly what he asked for–an executive order on immigration reform.

The Mercury News reports its unlikely Hong spontaneous shout down of the President during a … Read more


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