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Blog: This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Remember Our Stake in Immigration Justice

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Helen Mun

 

May is an important month for Asian America:  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time when our voices and narratives are centered and celebrated on social media, in museums, in schools. May is also an important month for Asian American history: in 1843, the … Read more

Community

Korean Americans from Russia form Thriving Community in New York

posted by Randall

Koryo SaramBy Rabiul Arreef
Asian American Life Intern

In parts of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, you would be more than likely to meet a group of people, called Koryo Saram, Koreans from the former Soviet Union, who immigrated to the United States about twenty years ago.

Their history goes way back. During the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Trump’s Executive Order on H1B Visas Affecting Indian IT Workers

posted by Jiayi Sun

H1B Visa

President Trump’s executive order cracking down on the use of H1B visas could greatly affect Indian workers.

According to The Indian Panorama, about 70 percent of the 85,000 H1B visas handed out each year go to people from India. H1B visas are used to hire foreign employees for highly skilled jobs which could not … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Community Disturbed by Trump Immigration Policies

Asian Community Disturbed by Trump Immigration Policies

posted by Jiayi Sun
Donald Trump

Photo by Gage Skldmore

U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have not only affected the Latino community, but have also affected Asians greatly. 

Immigrants from Asian countries such as China, India, the Philippines and South Korea comprise the second largest immigrants group in the U.S.— 1.5 million — according to government figures and researchers.

And 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

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Film that Needs to be Seen This Weekend

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

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Undocumented Being Arrested in the Courts, says California Chief Justice

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

Mar 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Resolution to Make Edison, New Jersey a “Fair and Welcoming City” Stalled

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

Mar 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Website will Help You Discuss Immigration Issues with your Cranky, Trump-loving uncle

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

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