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Asian Americans

International Adoptees Closer to Gaining Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le

Photo by the ARC & NAKASEC

By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 35,000 international adoptees who were not covered by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 are now one step closer to becoming legal citizens of the United States.

Members of the Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Representative Adam Smith Read more

Asian Americans

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

Conservative Commentator Defends Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Comment, Criticized for Invoking Asian American Stereotype

posted by Dana Delacruz

Carrie Sheffield. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Some popular conservatives are once again flying in to defend President Donald Trump’s every word. Trump is currently under fire for expressing his distaste for immigration from African countries and Haiti and for allegedly referring to them as “sh*thole countries” during a private White House meeting Thursday. While critics … Read more

Chinese American

Building with Shady Past Designated for Historical Preservation

posted by Randall

On Leong Tong, Omaha

Photo: Restoration Exchange


 
A building with ties to the criminal elements in the Chinese community, but also housed an organization set up to protect Chinese immigrants and help them adjust to American life, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
 
The building which began as a laundry later became the … Read more

Blogs

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

posted by Randall
Mia Yoshitani

Mia Yoshitani

By Mia Yoshitani
New American Media

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, and our climate. In the face of his hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up. Recently, 16 out of 20 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

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

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

posted by Randall
Philadelphia Chinatown

Photo by Tim Wilson

A free legal clinic in Philadelphia is working to recover wages stolen from Asian American immigrant workers.

Newsworks reports Community Legal Services is offering free legal clinics to workers who may not even be aware they are being victimized.

“The challenge is getting the client to feel comfortable enough to come … Read more

Chinese American

Dec 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: Chinese Immigrants Enjoy Their Newfound Gun Rights

LA Times: Chinese Immigrants Enjoy Their Newfound Gun Rights

posted by Randall

Gun EffectsThe owner of a gun shop near Los Angeles doesn’t know how it happens, but suddenly 40 percent of his customers are Chinese.

The Los Angeles Times reports many are Chinese immigrants  who are surprised to learn its legal to own a gun in the United States and are now exercising their rights.

The store’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Queens Assemblyperson Ron Kim to AsAmNews: “I Have Never Changed My Stance” on Nail Salon Reform

Queens Assemblyperson Ron Kim to AsAmNews: “I Have Never Changed My Stance” on Nail Salon Reform

posted by ShirleyNLew

Nail salonBy Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Two articles written in AsAmNews have drawn the ire of New York Assemblyperson Ron Kim, who in 2012 became the first Korean American ever elected in New York State. The articles questioned whether contributions from the nail salon industry to Kim’s campaign had caused him to “flip … Read more

Asian Americans

Asians from Philadelphia to Sacramento Targeted by Robbers

posted by Randall

Home invasions Asian Americans in two cities are expressing growing concerns about armed robbers who are targeting their community.

In Philadelphia, an FBI task force is looking into a rash of robberies in the Northeast end of Philadelphia, reports ABC6.

“Within our community, everyone’s afraid because it just seems hopeless right now,” said Ivan Zhou, who’s … Read more

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