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Supreme Court upholds part of Trump’s Muslim ban

Supreme Court upholds part of Trump’s Muslim ban

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

Views From the Edge

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT clarified what it meant when it said yesterday (Sept. 12) refugees with a “bona fide relationship” can still enter the country.

A lower court’s wider definition that included in-laws and grandparents was rejected in a decision seen as a victory for Trump’s Muslim travel Read more

Campus

How Life Changed After Charlottesville for One Chinese American

posted by Randall
Raymond Ho

Raymond Ho says recent racist encounters and a falling out with a close friend after Charlottesville have shaken his trust in those around him.

By Peter Schurmann
New America Media

In 2012, Raymond Ho was just entering college, his mind abuzz with new ideas and the prospect of new experiences. During his first week he … Read more

Blogs

DACA: Steve Bannon says Catholic Church “Needs Illegal Aliens to Fill the Churches”

posted by Randall

Steve Bannon
 
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
If Steve Bannon were to come into my church, he’d take one look at all the brown-skinned, black-haired, Filipinos, Vietnamese and Latinos in the pews and do a quick 180 and make an exit to the parking lot.
 
Bannon, the former chief strategist to Donald … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Groups Blast Trump’s Decision to End DACA

posted by Len Patel

ICE
 
By Len Patel
 
Asian American civil rights organizations and political leaders were swift in condemning President Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
 
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that no new DACA applicants will be processed beginning tomorrow and the program will be eliminated … Read more

Asian Americans

Trump poised to slam door on Dreamers, says report

Trump poised to slam door on Dreamers, says report

posted by Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno
Views From the Edge

This Labor Day is the long weekend of discontent; when hundreds of thousands of young children of undocumented parents have had trouble sleeping, checking the news popups on their smart phones, surfing the news channels for Donald Trump tweets or White House leaks.

Reports Sunday (Sept. 3) say … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chao criticized after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

Chao criticized after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

posted by Gabi Wy
Elaine Chao

Photo courtesy of James O’Gara

Asian American organizations are criticizing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after President Trump’s response to the White supremacist rally in Virginia that turned deadly, reported The Hill.

In a petition, the organizations said she “stood by President Trump as he blamed both sides for the racist acts that took place … Read more

Blogs

Aug 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

posted by Randall
William Wong & Family

The author (standing) with his father, mother and nephew in a booth at their Oakland Chinatown restaurant in the late 1940s. Photo courtesy of William Gee Wong collection.

By William Wong
New America Media

My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

posted by Randall
anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

Millennials are known to be the most diverse generations in U.S. history.

A new survey from GenForward, however, has found a sharp divide between Blacks, Latinx, Asians and Whites on issues, reported the Washington Post

The survey found on these issues, Asian Americans … Read more

Community Issues

Aug 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Judge to Decide if Abused Cambodian Refugee Will be Deported

Judge to Decide if Abused Cambodian Refugee Will be Deported

posted by Randall
Ny Nourn

Ny Nourn

Abuse victim Ny Nourn is awaiting a decision that could end in her freedom after 16 years in prison.

A hearing was held at an immigration court Friday in San Francisco that could determine whether this Cambodian refugee is deported back to Southeast Asia or allowed to remain in the United States.

Nourn … Read more

Japanese American

Bon Jovi Concert Hits Sour Note for Asian American Who Was Told “You Don’t Belong”

posted by Randall
Bon Jovi

Photo by Karina Brown

It’s the kind of comment so many Asian Americans and other people of color have heard.

Unfortunately, many have also received the same sort of dismissive reaction that Karina Brown received.

The Columbus, Ohio resident was celebrating her 45th birthday with a long time friend. It was the kind of thing … Read more

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