Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.
The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more
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
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reaffirmed the commitment of his city to remain a sanctuary city despite threats from President Donald Trump.
Wednesday, the president signed an executive order to deny federal grant funds to “sanctuary cities.” These cities have policies in place to restrict local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents, with the … Read more
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
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
The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.
The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more
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
An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.
30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more
California Attorney General. Kamala Harris’ bid for the U.S. Senate got a major boost with the endorsement of both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.