Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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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

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Blog: Asian Americans Join other People of Color to Oppose Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General

posted by Randall
NAACP protests nomination of Jess Sessions for US Attorney General

NAACP protests nomination of Jess Sessions for US Attorney General

By Ed Diokno

And so begins the first of many anticipated battles.

Meeting in Washington D.C. Friday, civil rights leaders from The Leadership Conference, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans,  the National Action Network, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., … Read more

Asian Americans

Death to “Oriental” Slur in Department of Energy

posted by Susan Chang

 

Many of us have probably admonished people for using the term Oriental to describe people instead of rugs. But we probably never thought of correcting the Department of Energy for such usage.

According to Law360, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Monday, which replaces the terms  “a Negro, Puerto Read more

Asian Americans

Texas Court Imposes Injunction as APIA Leaders Mobilize for DACA Expansion

posted by Mandy Day

Rep Judy ChuBy Mandy Day

After President Obama announced an Executive Order expanding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and creating DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), Asian American politicians and organizations have been encouraging eligible applicants to take advantage of the pathway to legalization and citizenship. On Monday, the … Read more

Asian Americans

AAPI Coalition Hires First National Director

posted by Randall

Mini TimmarajuThe National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) announced the hiring of its first
National Director, Mini Timmaraju Tuesday.

A public affairs and government relations professional, she most
recently served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Ami Bera M.D. Her prior experience includes serving
as the Director of the Office of the President for Planned … Read more

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