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Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

posted by Brittney Le

Ed Lee

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

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

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President Obama Grants Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino American Veterans

posted by Louis Chan
Rescission Act

On Feb. 18, 1946, the Rescission Act was signed taking away the rights, benefits and honors promised to 250,000 Filipino WWII veterans who fought with the American soldiers against the invading Japanese military.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent.

 

President Obama has signed a bill into law that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to … Read more

Filipino American

Filipino WWII Veterans’ Deeds and Sacrifices Recognized by U.S. Congress

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

In the late afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 30, the House passed … Read more

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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

Crime

KHON: Man Arrested on Charges of Threatening Hawaii Senator Hirono & Rep Gabbard

posted by Randall
Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

A man who used to live in Hawaii has been arrested in Tennessee and charged with threatening the lives of Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), reports KHON.

Keahiokahonua Stewart, 36, was arrested at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee near Nashville.

He’s accused of sending threatening … Read more

Blogs

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

Asian Americans

Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

posted by Louis Chan

some of the demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Court for DAPABy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Supreme Court appears deeply divided over the legality of President Obama’s executive order expanding protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

As hundreds of immigrant right advocates rallied outside the steps of the Supreme Court, the eight justices argued inside whether the president’s order to safeguard 5 … Read more

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AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Three Asian Americans Represent Hawaii in Congress #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy‬

posted by Randall

Rep Mark TakeiRep Tulsi GabbardSenator Mazie HironoIn 1900, Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox is elected to serve as the first Delegate representing the Territory of Hawaii in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Today Hawaii is represented by three Asian Americans in Congress.

They are Rep Mark Takai (D-HI), Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

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Three Asian Americans Could Be in US Senate in 2017

posted by Randall

Tammy DuckworthRep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)  has announced she is running for the US Senate in Ilinois. She will challenge 1st term Senator Mark Kirk.

Duckworth could potentially be one of at least three Asian Americans in the Senate.

She would join Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and possibly Kamala Harris who is currently the front runner in … Read more

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