Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Native Hawaiian Judge Receiving Death Threats after Order Stopping Travel Ban

posted by Randall

Judge Derrick Watson

Judge Derrick Watson is of the Federal District Court of Hawaii

A Pacific Islander judge who issued a temporary restraining order last week to stop President Trump’s executive order banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries is receiving death threats.
Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii is now under 24 hour protection … Read more

Asian Americans

Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more


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

Bad Ass Asians

California County Apologizes for Executive Order 9066

posted by Randall
Executive Order 9066 is posted in Contra Costa County

Agricultural workers in Contra Costa County gathered around a poster of Executive Order 9066. A photo exhibit, ‘Images of Internment’ will be on display at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York.
Photo from National Archives by Dorothea Lange

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Contra Costa County has issued a formal apology … Read more

Asian Americans

Indian-Origin NASA Scientist Detained and Forced to Unlock Phone

posted by Cathy Sun
Sidd Bikkannavar

NASA employee Sidd Bikkannavar is seen on the right in this picture from his Facebook page.

An Indian American who works for NASA says he was detained at the U.S. border during his return trip to the U.S. from South America four days after President Trump issued his now stalled Muslim ban.

Sidd Bikkannavar, 35, … Read more


Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Muslim American Olympic Medalist Says She was Detained by Customs

posted by Randall

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics in fencing for Team USA, but apparently that wasn’t enough for officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement who she says held her for two hours.
The first Muslim American to medal for the United States and the first to compete in a … Read more

Asian Americans

Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban protest in Minneapolis

Protest against Muslim ban in Minneapolis. Photo by Fibbonaci Blue

By Ed Diokno
President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict Muslims from coming to the U.S. received a setback late Friday when a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order.

“The Constitution prevailed today,” said … Read more

Asian Americans

Indian Americans in Congress United Against President Trump’s Muslim Ban

posted by Louis Chan

Muslim ban protest at SFO 2017

Protest at San Francisco International Airport against the temporary ban on immigration from 7 Muslim countries. Photo by Kenneth Lu

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Elected Indian American leaders in Congress are unanimous in their opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning immigration for 90 days from seven mostly Muslim countries.
 … Read more


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