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May 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

posted by Jiayi Sun

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to recognize the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Thursday.

Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led the bill to celebrate the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Sen. … Read more

Blogs

Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Muslim ban protest at SFO

When the first Muslim Ban executive order was first implemented in January, protests like the one above at San Francisco International Airport, broke out across the country.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

No matter how you try to couch it, yesterday’s “new” Executive Order restricting travel from six Muslim-dominated countries is still a … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

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

Jan 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Leaders Lash Out at President Trump over Sanctuary Cities and Wall

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

Dec 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on President Obama Grants Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino American Veterans

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

Dec 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino WWII Veterans’ Deeds and Sacrifices Recognized by U.S. Congress

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

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

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.

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

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more

Crime

Sep 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on KHON: Man Arrested on Charges of Threatening Hawaii Senator Hirono & Rep Gabbard

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

Jul 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “Now is Our Time”

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

Apr 19, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

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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