Hong Chau was a surprise Golden Globe nominee for her best supporting role in Downsizing.
She didn’t win Sunday night, losing to Allison Janney (I, Tonya). Yet the award has given her a higher profile, and also made her the target of those critical of her accent in the movie.… Read more
Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.
In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.
Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more
Abuse victim Ny Nourn is awaiting a decision that could end in her freedom after 16 years in prison.
A hearing was held at an immigration court Friday in San Francisco that could determine whether this Cambodian refugee is deported back to Southeast Asia or allowed to remain in the United States.
Nourn … Read more
Ittikorn Hunsagul cooks, washes, and takes out trash from the Capitol Hill Thai restaurant in Seattle. The work supports the family he came with as well as his mother, who was living alone after the death of her American-born husband.
Hunsagul was trained in architectural design in his home country Thailand, and he is determined … Read more
By Sharon H Chang
(editor note: This story was originally published by Think Progress and is republished here with their permission)
(This is the latest in a series of stories on AsAmNews to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. The following is a question and answer with Thanh Dang. His story is featured in the book Boat People: Personal Stories From … Read more
The report found that 30% of Burmese Americans live below the poverty line … Read more