Thursday 19th January 2017,

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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

Chinese Restaurants in Chinatowns Move Away from Cantonese Food

posted by Cathy Sun

Kung Pao ChickenBetween the 19th century and late 1960s, Chinese food in America was almost exclusively Cantonese in origin, more specifically, a rural version of Cantonese food brought to America by immigrants from the Toishanese countryside. Consequently, what was known to most 20th-century Americans as Chinese food was one very narrow representation of what people in China … Read more


California School Chiefs Encourage Districts to Become Safe Havens

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Ed Diokno

In a letter, California’s top school official released a letter rencently encouraging all public schools in the state to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents and to remind families about existing laws that protect students’ records from questions about immigration status.

 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Fifth Most Viewed Story of Year: The Day A New York Chinese Immigrant Had Had Enough

posted by Randall
Peiyin Shih

Peiyin Shih accused a Dunkin Donut employee of ridiculing her accent

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

(Editor Note: Today we begin our countdown of the top 5 most viewed stories of 2016 on AsAmNews with a look at number 5)

I doubt seriously that what happened to Peiyin Shih at a Dunkin Donut Shop … Read more

Asian Americans

The American Dream: Thai Immigrant Hopes to Move From Dishes to Design

posted by Cathy Sun

Asian Counseling and Referral SerivceIttikorn Hunsagul cooks, washes, and takes out trash from the Capitol Hill Thai restaurant in Seattle. The work supports the family he came with as well as his mother, who was living alone after the death of her American-born husband.

Hunsagul was trained in architectural design in his home country Thailand, and he is determined … Read more

Chinese American

Why Are There So Many Chinese Restaurants in the United States

posted by Randall

Chinese restaurantBy Minnie Roh
Reporter for Asian American Life

In any corner of any town in America, you can always find at least one Chinese restaurant. But have you ever wondered why there are so many Chinese restaurants in the United States? Ironically, the very law that was formed to curtail Chinese immigration to the U.S. … Read more

Asian Americans

Immigration Museum Facing Increased Hostilities

posted by Randall

Tenement Museum


Tour guides at a New York City museum dedicated to documenting the history of immigrants in the United States are being met with increased hostility, reports Reuters.
The folks at New York’s Tenement Museum say their guide’s have been confronted with xenophobic comments in the past, but the rate of incidents have … Read more

Asian Americans

California Legislators Vow to Oppose Trump’s Plans vs. Immigrants & Minorities

posted by Randall
Anti-Trump Protest in San Francisco

Protests against Donald Trump continues to be held in numerous California cities including San Francisco

By Ed Diokno

Donald Trump’s presidential victory prompted demonstrations in dozens of U.S. cities, talk of California’s secession from the United States and a stirring of a movement to counter the growing anti-minority and anti-immigrant acts of his supporters from

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The View from Canada

posted by Randall

Canadian borderBy Ed Diokno

I just got back from a short stay in Montreal, Canada, but before you jump to any conclusions, the getaway trip was planned weeks before the Nov. 8 elections.  I wasn’t planning on moving just because a racist, megalomaniacal, misogynistic madman was going to become Divider-in-Chief of the United States.

Having said … Read more


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