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Crime

Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

posted by Len Patel

Jagjeet Singh

Jagjeet Singh

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent 

 

AsAmNews has confirmed with the Modesto Police Department in California’s Central Valley that the murder of a Sikh convenience store clerk last week is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

“We are exploring all possibilities,” said a department spokesperson this morning. “Yes, it is a … Read more

Asian Americans

Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold

posted by Randall
Theodore Chuang

Judge Theodore Chuang of the Federal District Court of Maryland

Two federal judges have hit President Donald Trump with a powerful one two punch by issuing nationwide orders freezing his executive order on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
 
Overnight Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland became the second judge to freeze the ban, following … Read more

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

Asian Americans

Jan 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Leaders Lash Out at President Trump over Sanctuary Cities and Wall

Asian American Leaders Lash Out at President Trump over Sanctuary Cities and Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Statue of LibertyBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Executive orders signed by President Trump withholding federal funding to sanctuary cities and building a wall along the U.S. Mexican border received an immediate rebuke from Asian American Pacific Islander leaders.

“This is taking Mr. Trump’s perverse attack on immigrants to a new level,” said Rep Judy Chu, chairwoman … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jan 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Huge Spike in Hate Violence Documented

Huge Spike in Hate Violence Documented

posted by Louis Chan

SAALT 2017 Hate crime report

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new report released yesterday has found a dramatic rise of hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian Americans.

The report from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) found 215 incidents in the one year period ending November 15, 2016. The group says that’s a 34 percent increase … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 19, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Civil Rights Group Rejects Donation from Southwest Airlines

Asian American Civil Rights Group Rejects Donation from Southwest Airlines

posted by Randall

Southwest AirlinesUpset about what it considers the profiling of South Asian passengers by Southwest Airlines, a civil rights group has terminated its relationship with Southwest.
 
The move by South Asian Americans Leading Together means the group will lose the airline’s $10,000 donation to its Young Leadership Institute program.
 
In making its move SAALT pointed … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Join with the Nation to Rally Around Orlando. #OrlandoUnited

Asian Americans Join with the Nation to Rally Around Orlando. #OrlandoUnited

posted by Louis Chan
Nevada interfaith Service #PrayForOrlando

Interfaith Leaders in Nevada #PrayforOrlando. Photo by George A. Anastassatos

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Gays, straights, Muslims and Christians joined together to express their condolences to Orlando and the countless families impacted by the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub, leaving 50 dead and many more injured.

Echoing the sentiments of the world, … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Cop Who Escaped Wrongdoing in Treatment of South Asian Grandpa Fights to Get Job Back

Cop Who Escaped Wrongdoing in Treatment of South Asian Grandpa Fights to Get Job Back

posted by Randall
Sureshbhai Patel

Sureshbhai Patel

A hearing will be held to determine if an Alabama police officer should be able to keep his job following accusations he unnecessarily roughed up a South Asian grandfather and left him partially paralyzed, reports AL.com.

The case against Eric Parker gained national attention when the incident was caught on video.

The … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 19, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

posted by Louis Chan

some of the demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Court for DAPABy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Supreme Court appears deeply divided over the legality of President Obama’s executive order expanding protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

As hundreds of immigrant right advocates rallied outside the steps of the Supreme Court, the eight justices argued inside whether the president’s order to safeguard 5 … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Fate of Immigration Reform to be Argued before U.S. Supreme Court Monday

Fate of Immigration Reform to be Argued before U.S. Supreme Court Monday

posted by Louis Chan

#FightforFamilies
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Thousands of immigrants from across the country are expected to march in Washington, D.C. tomorrow in support of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.

The demonstration coincides with the start of oral arguments in the Supreme Court on the fate of the DAPA/DACA+ program … Read more

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