Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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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

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

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

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

Blogs

Family Seeks Shelter, Becomes Refugees

posted by Randall
JesusBy Ed Diokno

Many many years ago, so the story goes, in a far off land, a family sought shelter. But they couldn’t find a place to stay. They went door to door only to be turned away. To top off their problems, the woman was pregnant and could deliver her baby at any moment.

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Bad Ass Asians

Asian American Studies Professor is At Home in Exile

posted by Louis Chan
Russell Jeung invites homeless children living in a garage to come to his home for tutoring

Russell Jeung invites homeless children living in a garage to come to his home for tutoring
Photo by Joyce Huang

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new memoir At Home In Exile takes place on the mean streets of an Oakland neighborhood known as Murder Dubs.

The neighborhood is as the name implies. It’s … Read more

Blogs

Asian American Perspectives on Clinton-Trump Debate

posted by Randall

Clinton-Trump Debate 1By Ed Diokno

It was an unusual Presidential debate – to say the least – between Sec. Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate Donald Trump.

Early polls taken immediately after the debate at Hofstra University, showed that the Democratic candidate crushed the GOP presidential bet. It was clear that Clinton was better prepared and Trump’s … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Burma is Sending the Most Refugees to U.S.

posted by Randall
President Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi

President Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, visit with Obama family pets Bo and Sunny in the Cabinet Room of the White House following their bilateral meeting, Sept. 14, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

By Ed Diokno

Nearly half of all refugees

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Bad Ass Asians

Los Angeles Times: Japanese American Compares Refugee Detention Centers to Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
Tule Lake

The immigration detention facility for Central American refugees in Dilley, TX reminder Satsuki Ina of her family’s imprisonment at Tule Lake. Photo by Dorey Nomiyama, tule Lake Committee

Barbed wire stretches across a Texas pasture. Behind it are hundreds of adults and children who crossed the border illegally or are seeking asylum to escape the … Read more

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