Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

A Film that Needs to be Seen This Weekend

posted by Randall
From Here or to Go?

From Here or to Go? stars Ali Fazal, Melanie Kannokada, and Omi Vaidya


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The whitewashed Ghost in the Shell is likely to be this weekend’s number one movie, but you do have another option.

It’s a timely Asian American film that has played at more than a dozen film … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Undocumented Being Arrested in the Courts, says California Chief Justice

posted by Randall
Tani Cantil-Sakuye

California Suprme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakuye

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
 
In A letter, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye expressed her deep concern “about reports from some of our trial courts that immigration agents appear to be stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests.”
 
The letter … Read more

Blogs

How in the World Did This Man Get Elected? Iowa? Please!

posted by Randall
Steve King

Photo from Texas GOP Vote

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
 
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a history of controversial statements on immigration and race, is drawing a lot of flak for a Sunday tweet in support of a right-wing Dutch politician, in which King wrote, “We can’t restore our civilization … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Resolution to Make Edison, New Jersey a “Fair and Welcoming City” Stalled

posted by Louis Chan

Sapana Shah

Edison , New Jersey Councilwoman Sapana Shah

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
An Indian American councilmember in New Jersey is expressing frustration her efforts to make Edison a “fair and welcoming city” have been stalled.

The resolution by Sapana Shah recommends that police in Edison not cooperate with enforcement of federal immigration laws … Read more

Blogs

Website will Help You Discuss Immigration Issues with your Cranky, Trump-loving uncle

posted by Randall
New American Economy

See the economic impact of immigrants in your state, then you can zero in on your Congressional district.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

So you’re taking the plunge and becoming more politically aware; planning on visiting your Congressional representative or attending his or her town hall; writing a letter to the editor of … Read more

Blogs

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Asian Americans

1.65 million, or 1 in 7 Asians in America are undocumented

posted by Randall

Undocumented Asian Americans graphic 2014

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Most of the media reports about Donald Trump’s pending plans to deport undocumented immigrants focus on those people who entered the U.S. over its southern border.

Little focus has been on immigrants from Asia, the largest source of immigrants in recent years, surpassing the number of immigrants … Read more

Blogs

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

State of Resistance: California Has More Immigrants than Any Other State

posted by Randall

Protest against Muslim Ban at LAX

Californians rallied at LAX against President Trump’s recent order banning Muslims from seven countries


 
By Ed Diokno
 
Is it any wonder that California voted overwhelmingly against Donald Trump? California has more immigrants than any other state according to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a nonpartisan think tank specializing on the Golden … Read more

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