“Disappointing” is not a strong enough word for some to describe the way Democrats appeared to have caved in to passing a short-term budget to keep the government operating.
For Dreamers and immigration advocates, words like “disgusted,” “disheartening” and “disillusioned” are more commonly heard to describe the so-called deal between Republican … Read more
By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Staff Writer
The 35,000 international adoptees who were not covered by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 are now one step closer to becoming legal citizens of the United States.
Members of the Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Representative Adam Smith … Read more
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
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
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 Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent.
President Obama has signed a bill into law that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to … Read more
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) November 30, 2016
Awesome and overdue news https://t.co/xg3VcjGjsM
— AsAmNews (@AsAmNews) November 30, 2016
By Ed Diokno
In the late afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 30, the House passed … 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.
16 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.
Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more
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