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
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— 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.
15 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
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
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
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)
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