Sunday 24th July 2016,

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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

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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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‘Hello No, We Won’t Stop’ – a Dispatch from Selma, Alabama

posted by Randall

AAPIs4Selma & Suman Raghunathan & Lakshmi SridaranBy Suman Raghunathan

Executive Director

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to be in Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic march to galvanize support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (pictured Suman Raghunathan with fellow … Read more

Community Issues

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

Asian Americans Call for National Dialogue on Race Post-Ferguson

posted by Randall

FergusonReaction from Asian American civil rights groups and leaders remains overwhelmingly negative to the grand jury decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown (Photo by Debra Sweet).

Many called for a national dialogue on racism and a Department of Justice inquiry into the matter.

“We continue to urge … Read more

Community Issues

White House Announces Task Force To Address Hate Crimes

posted by Randall

White HouseWhite House officials Thursday  announced the formation of a high-level task force to address hate violence nationwide, including violence aimed at South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Arab, and Middle Eastern communities.  South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) applauded the announcement as a critical step forward for our communities nationwide.  SAALT is deeply engaged in addressing … Read more

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Colorlines: Tensions Between South Asians & Blacks May Be Averted in Ferguson

posted by Randall

FergusonThe tensions after the verdict in the Rodney King beating between Korean Americans and blacks in Los Angeles appear to have been averted between South Asian and African Americans in Ferguson.

Deepa Iyer is the former executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together. She went to Ferguson this week to take part in the … Read more

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