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Feb 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

posted by Randall
Judy Chu volunteers to help refugee families at LAX


Lawyers like these with Rep. Judy Chu at LAX volunteered to help families of those impacted by
President Donald Trump’s executive order placing restrictions Muslim immigrants and refugees. From Judy Chu Instagram

By Ed Diokno

A lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s Executive Order that calls for a temporary ban on the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Four Asian American Congressional Reps will Boycott Trump’s Inauguration

posted by Louis Chan
Ted Lieu and Mark Takano

Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark Takano will not attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S.

By Ed Diokno & Louis Chan

On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, four Asian American congressmen are joining at least 14 other members of Congress who according to Fusion will not be attending Donald … Read more

Blogs

Dec 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

By Ed Diokno

With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the  territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more

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Nov 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.

16 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.

Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more

Blogs

Jul 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “It Made My Heart Swell”

Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “It Made My Heart Swell”

posted by Randall

Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine Embrace

Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine Embrace

By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary
 
Last night, I wrapped my first Democratic National Convention (DNC) and I was not disappointed. Throughout, I felt that I was at the center of a once in a lifetime opportunity and a true turning point in our history as a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Applaud Big Step in Halting Racial Profiling in Espionage Cases

Asian Americans Applaud Big Step in Halting Racial Profiling in Espionage Cases

posted by Randall

Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
New rules prompted by false accusations of espionage made against Chinese American scientists are being praised by members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

The rules add an extra layer of oversight and members of APAC hope this will slow racial profiling and overzealous … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Even a Marine Can Be Bullied; Bill Introduced to Track Military Hazing

Even a Marine Can Be Bullied; Bill Introduced to Track Military Hazing

posted by Randall
Harry Lew

U.S. Marine LCpl. Harry Lew

By Ed Diokno

For Rep Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), this piece of legislation was intensely personal.

“Harry Lew was a Marine stationed in Afghanistan. One midnight, his peers took it upon themselves to administer what they called ‘corrective training,’ said Chu. 
 
“They berated him, ordered him to dig a foxhole, and Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Vice: US Attorney General Meets with Congress over Questionable Arrests of Chinese American Scientists

Vice: US Attorney General Meets with Congress over Questionable Arrests of Chinese American Scientists

posted by Randall

Loretta Lynch

Nothing appears to have been resolved after a closed door meeting between members of Congress and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch about the botched arrests of Chinese American scientists.

Rep Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, described Wednesday’s meeting as a “frank and serious conversation,” according to Vice News.… Read more

Asian Americans

Times of San Diego: Call for Civil Rights Investigation into Daniel Chong Case

posted by Randall

Daniel ChongCongressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) is calling for a civil rights review into the botched detention of an Asian American who was accidentally left handcuffed without food and water in his jail cell for five days, reports the Times of San Diego.

Daniel Chong, a then engineering student at UC San Diego, suffered severe health … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on 11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

posted by Randall

Ted Lieu & FamilyEleven Asian Americans will serve in the next Congress beginning in 2015, the same as this year’s record number.

The new names  are California State Senator Ted Lieu (pictured with family) who easily defeated Republican Elan Carr 58 – 42 percent and State Senator Mark Takei of Hawaii who won 52 -48 percent over Charles … Read more

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