Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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Asian Americans

Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban protest in Minneapolis

Protest against Muslim ban in Minneapolis. Photo by Fibbonaci Blue

By Ed Diokno
President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict Muslims from coming to the U.S. received a setback late Friday when a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order.

“The Constitution prevailed today,” said … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

posted by Randall
Judy Chu volunteers to help refugee families at LAX

Lawyers like these with Rep. Judy Chu at LAX volunteered to help families of those impacted by
President Donald Trump’s executive order placing restrictions Muslim immigrants and refugees. From Judy Chu Instagram

By Ed Diokno

A lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s Executive Order that calls for a temporary ban on the … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Leaders Lash Out at President Trump over Sanctuary Cities and Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Statue of LibertyBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Executive orders signed by President Trump withholding federal funding to sanctuary cities and building a wall along the U.S. Mexican border received an immediate rebuke from Asian American Pacific Islander leaders.

“This is taking Mr. Trump’s perverse attack on immigrants to a new level,” said Rep Judy Chu, chairwoman … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more


Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

By Ed Diokno

With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the  territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

More Fallout from Trump Surrogate’s Push for Muslim Registry

posted by Randall
Civil Liberties Act of 1988

Ronald Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that apologized for the internment of Japanese citizens and permanent residents during World War II.

By Ed Diokno

I thought we all agreed that the internment camps that placed thousands of Japanese Americans behind barbed wire was a mistake and illegal.

I distinctly remember President Ronald … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.

15 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more

Chinese American

Impact of Chinese Massacre Still Felt 145 Years Later

posted by Randall
Chinatown Massacre 1871

Photos courtesy of the Chinese American Museum

By Karin Chan


Pamela Ng, a Chinese American who grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, used to visit Los Angeles’s Chinatown once a week during her childhood. When she learned about the 1871 LA Chinese Massacre during a tour at the Chinese American Museum at 19 … Read more


Asian American Perspectives on Clinton-Trump Debate

posted by Randall

Clinton-Trump Debate 1By Ed Diokno

It was an unusual Presidential debate – to say the least – between Sec. Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate Donald Trump.

Early polls taken immediately after the debate at Hofstra University, showed that the Democratic candidate crushed the GOP presidential bet. It was clear that Clinton was better prepared and Trump’s … Read more


Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “Now is Our Time”

posted by Randall
Julian Castro

Secretary Julian Castro speaking at the AAPI Caucus on Day 3 of the DNC. (Photo Credit: DNCC AAPI Media Center)

By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary

My third day at the DNC began with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, where elected officials kept driving home the theme, “Now is our time”. … Read more


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