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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

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

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

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

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

Blogs

More Shattered Families

posted by Randall

Immigration rallyBy Rinku Sen
Publisher, Colorlines


(This article is reposted with permission from Colorlines).

When the immigration, criminal justice and child welfare systems collide in a family’s life, deported parents are too often unable to hold on to their children. Five years ago, Race Forward (then the Applied Research Center) released the Shattered Families report, … Read more

Asian Americans

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

Asian Americans

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

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Protest Anti-Muslim Hate, Xenophobia, and Bigotry

posted by Randall
NCAPA anti-hate rally

Photo by Ryann Tanap

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A coalition of Asian Americans rallied in Washington, D.C. to oppose the rampant anti-Muslim rhetoric muddying the political debate.

David Lin, JACL

David Lin, JACL
Photo by Les Talusan

Members of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans gathered in front of the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism … Read more

Blogs

Cynical Desi: How Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration Can Help Every AAPI

posted by Randall

San Francisco Chinatown

Chinatown 25 by Ronnie Macdonald. Licensed via Wikimedia Commons


By Sid Sharma
The Cynical Desi
@SidBSharma
 
In November of 2014, President Obama announced the creation of two new immigration programs aimed at enhancing protections for selected groups of undocumented migrants and their children.  Though they have not been implemented due to court challenges, both … Read more

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