Thursday 30th March 2017,

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Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Tết Festival Rekindles Vietnamese Roots

posted by Brittney Le
2017 Miss Vietnam Southern California Pageant

Contestants at the 2017 Miss Vietnam of Southern California Pageant wear traditional dresses

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Orange County native and UCLA student Austin Nguyen  doesn’t speak Vietnamese as well as he once did. The American-born Vietnamese American has slowly lost the native language of his parents. He comes to the Tet Festival Read more

Asian Americans

Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Cambodian Legal Resident Fights Deportation

posted by Randall

Lindy KhoyA 36-year-old Cambodian who immigrated to America when she was one is making her fight against deportation public.

Lundy Khoy appeared on CNN this past week talking about her freshman year in college when her boyfriend gave her ecstasy.

Khoy says she only wanted to be accepted and did not know at the time the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Mindy Project finally addresses Mindy’s ethnicity

posted by Randall
Mindy Project

A scene from The Mindy Project’s “Bernardo and Anita” episode that explores the character’s immigrant roots

By Ed Diokno

In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, our favorite OB-GYN, Mindy Lahiri, proclaims she is an Indian American and refuses to acknowledge what her colleague thinks of her—an entitled white man.

It took four … Read more

Asian Americans

Grandma Finds Treasures in the Simple Things

posted by Randall

Bethany Ao with Grandma

By Bethany Ao

“What do you call that thing that puts water into the air?”

I stopped sipping on my soda that I had just purchased at the store. “What?”

My grandmother turned to look at me, a stack of Sticky Notes with random English words on them in her hand. She gestured vaguely and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Patch: First Chinese Immigrant Elected to California Assembly

posted by Randall

Kansen ChuIn a possible sign of growing involvement of Asian immigrants in US political life, the first Chinese immigrant who came to the US as an adult is now serving in the California Assembly, reports Patch.

Kansen Chu first came to California from Taiwan in 1976. He was elected to California’s 25th Assembly District which … Read more


Northwest Asian Weekly: Asian American Musician Embarks on Musical Journey to Seattle

posted by Gracie Zheng

string instrumentA Colorful Musical Journey, An Asian American Dream Musical Concert presented by musician Austin Huang, is expected to greet the audience at Benaroya Hall on April 21 in Seattle, according to Northwest Asian Weekly. The concert blends Chinese music with Western orchestral music.

Huang, who became an American citizen in the 1990s, has been … Read more


UDaily: Chinese-American Author Ha Jin Speaks on Contemporary Immigrant Experience

posted by Gracie Zheng

Nearly 300 people came to the University of Delaware to hear Award-winning author Ha Jin talk about his perspectives on the immigrant and the exile, reported UDaily.

Jinn who came to the United States almost three decades ago, spoke as part of the writer’s series called Transnational Encounters: World-Renowned Authors.

Jin … Read more


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