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Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

posted by Randall

Sikh shooting suspect WashingtonPolice in Kent, Washington have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in his driveway.

The victim says the man shouted “go back to your own country” before shooting him.

He is one of four South Asians who have been shot in the past month and who prompted dozens … Read more

Blogs

Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

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

Blogs

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator 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

Asian Americans

Feb 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian Americans in Congress United Against President Trump’s Muslim Ban

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

Bad Ass Asians

Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more

Blogs

Dec 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Dec 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

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

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

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

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Pramila Jayapal Poised to become First Indian American Woman Elected to Congress

Pramila Jayapal Poised to become First Indian American Woman Elected to Congress

posted by Randall

Pramila JayapalPramila 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

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