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Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Paves the Way for Grandparents to Enter U.S.

Supreme Court Paves the Way for Grandparents to Enter U.S.

posted by Randall

Grandparents, aunts and uncles from six Muslim countries will be able to enter the country under the President’s travel ban, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today.

The Washington Post reports amends the travel ban implemented by the Trump administration just a few weeks ago.

The court put on hold another lower court decision that would … Read more

Campus

Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on US Colleges Experience Sharp Decline in Applications From International Students

US Colleges Experience Sharp Decline in Applications From International Students

posted by Olivia Wolf

international studentsApproximately 40 percent of US colleges predict a decline in international students for the Fall 2017 term, reports The Economic Times.

Many of these missing applications are from Middle East and Muslim countries. There are also fewer students applying from India and China, which together produce half of the international students in the US, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Native Hawaiian Judge Receiving Death Threats after Order Stopping Travel Ban

Native Hawaiian Judge Receiving Death Threats after Order Stopping Travel Ban

posted by Randall

Judge Derrick Watson

Judge Derrick Watson is of the Federal District Court of Hawaii

A Pacific Islander judge who issued a temporary restraining order last week to stop President Trump’s executive order banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries is receiving death threats.
 
Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii is now under 24 hour protection … Read more

Blogs

Why the Apathetic Asian American is a Myth

posted by Randall

VoteBy Ethan Pak

Only 4 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

 

The Atlantic called the community “mostly invisible in the American political debate.” On the other hand, prior to the election, the Huffington Post and the LA Times emphasized AAPIs’ potential in influencing the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … 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

Blogs

Feb 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

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