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
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
South Asian American groups joined others in condemning new racial profiling guidelines that stop short of ending the extra scrutiny they must go through at airports.
South Asian Americans Leading Together, the Sikh Coalition, and the National Network for Arab American Communities all released coordinated, but separate statements saying the guidelines didn’t go far enough.… Read more
Obama had promised to issue an executive order sometime near the end of summer, but the White House says that order will be delayed until after the November mid-term elections to avoid the … Read more
Just two months into her new job and the second Executive Director SAALT has ever had, Suman Raghunathan is traveling the country meeting the community she … Read more
(Note from the editor: After ten years as Executive Director of South Asians Americans Leading Together, Deepa Iyer is stepping down. Iyer is in a unique position to comment on the growth of the South Asian American community over that time. She agreed to answer a few questions for AsAmNews.)
How is SAALT different today … Read more
South Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has named Suman Raghunathan its news executive director.
Raghunathan will take over from Deepa Iyer who has been with the organization for more than ten years and who will stay on as a strategic advisor in a consultancy role.
Raghunathan will begin her new position on February 3. … Read more