Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.
The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more
By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan
By Ed Diokno
With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more
The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.
The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … 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
Pramila Jayapal has won the District 7 Congressional primary in Washington state and could be the first Indian American woman ever elected to Congress.
She won with 39 percent of the vote. Brady Walinshaw narrowly is ahead in second place with 21.29% and Joe McDermott is right behind him with 20.87%. Write-in ballots which … Read more
The announcement is meant to coincide with Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month which officially begins today.
Among those being honored is Minh Dang (pictured here),executive director of Don’t Sell Bodies, … Read more