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Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Applaud Appeals Court Halt of Muslim Ban

Asian Americans Applaud Appeals Court Halt of Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Protest against Trump Muslim Ban

Among the first groups protesting Donald Trump’s attacks on Muslims were members of the Jewish and Japanese American communities who saw the similarities to the orders that detained Japanese Americans
and the Nazi roundup of Jews during WWII.

A Federal Appeals Court ruling upholding a court mandated stop to President Trump’s Muslim ban is being … 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

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

Community Issues

Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on South Asian American Upset New Profiling Limits Won’t Apply to Them at Airports

South Asian American Upset New Profiling Limits Won’t Apply to Them at Airports

posted by Randall

airport securitySouth 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

Asian Americans

Sep 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Protest Obama Delay on Immigration Reform

Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Protest Obama Delay on Immigration Reform

posted by Randall

ImmigrationMany Asian Americans have been quite active on Twitter expressing their disappointment in President Obama’s decision to delay action on immigration reform.

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

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Fortune: South Asian American Coalition embarks on new beginning

Asian Fortune: South Asian American Coalition embarks on new beginning

posted by Randall

Suman RaghunathanThe new executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has the energy, passion and smarts you would expect of someone leading a national civil rights organization.

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

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Outgoing SAALT Executive Director Deepa Iyer on the evolving South Asian American Community. @dviyer

Outgoing SAALT Executive Director Deepa Iyer on the evolving South Asian American Community. @dviyer

posted by Randall

Deepa Iyer(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

Community Issues

Jan 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on SAALT names new Executive Director

SAALT names new Executive Director

posted by Randall

Suman RaghunathanSouth 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

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