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May 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese Americans Push Back on Effort to Overturn Ban on Communists in California

Vietnamese Americans Push Back on Effort to Overturn Ban on Communists in California

posted by Randall
Vietnamese Refugees

Vietnamese escaped communism after the Fall of Saigon

Outrage from both the Vietnamese American community and veterans has forced a California politician to pull his bill that would have lifted a ban on communists working for the state, reports Voice of America.

“This bill is blatantly offensive to all Californians,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

posted by Louis Chan

No More Exclusion

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

135 years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a rally will be held this Saturday in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown to say no more exclusion.

A coalition of community groups and activists has organized a Rally for Inclusion fearing what happened 135 years ago … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Mar 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Suppressed Memories of Genocide Surface for Many Cambodian Seniors

Suppressed Memories of Genocide Surface for Many Cambodian Seniors

posted by Randall
National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

By Mari Quenemoen
New American Media

Cambodian American elders face many challenges similar to those of other low-income older Americans, such as poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty. But they also face some very specific challenges as survivors of war and genocide, said Kaoru Watanabe, associate director

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Blogs

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

posted by Randall
Mia Yoshitani

Mia Yoshitani

By Mia Yoshitani
New American Media

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, and our climate. In the face of his hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up. Recently, 16 out of 20 … 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

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is a Haunting yet Beautiful Collection

posted by Brittney Le

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

It’s a story of remembrance and loss. The ghost of her brother, killed by pirates during the escape from the Vietnam War, gives her a visit. And then she realizes she will never actually be able to forget him. This is the premise of Black-Eyed Women, the first … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

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

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 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jan 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Kal Penn, Silicon Valley Raising Funds for Refugees, ACLU

Kal Penn, Silicon Valley Raising Funds for Refugees, ACLU

posted by Randall
Kal Penn with President Obama

Kal Penn was on President Obama’s staff.

It appears that U.S. courts will be one of the battlegrounds where immigrant rights advocates and Silicon Valley giants will fight against the immigration orders shot out of the White House.

The growing outrage against Donald Trump’s Executive Order that bans immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries, has … Read more

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