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2017
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Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification

NPR - On a Friday evening in January, people spilled out of a storefront into an alleyway in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Neighborhood business owners, parents with young children, and artists in…

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Judge Gorsuch failed our family

San Francisco Chronicle - When Judge Neil Gorsuch ruled against our family member battling cancer, Grace Hwang, almost three years ago, his decision was heartless. It removed the human element from…

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Asian American civil rights group hits Trump's new travel ban

Asia Times - A major Asian American civil liberties group has condemned President Donald Trump’s revamped March 6 travel ban blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from entering…

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New York in violation of “Moter Voter” and the Voting Rights Act

Asian American Press - Attorneys for Hispanic Federation, Voto Latino, Chhaya CDC, MinKwon Center for Community Action, and New York resident William Towbin sent a pre-litigation notice letter…

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Indian American civil rights activist Deepa Iyer receives Justice in Action Award

Indian Panorama - Indian American civil rights activist and attorney Deepa Iyer receive Justice in Action Awards from The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDF) at its 2017 Gala on…

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Women's politics unrelated to traditions

Global Times - Back in October - before the presidential election - I was invited to be a guest speaker at a local TV station, talking about minority voters’ preferences. The host asked many…

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Civil Rights Groups Threaten to Sue New York Over Voting Rights Violations

NBC News - Asian-American and Latino civil rights groups are among those threatening to sue New York state over allegations that its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) failed to send voter…

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Deepa Iyer awarded 2017 Justice in Action Award

News India-Times - Civil rights attorney and author Deepa Iyer was awarded the 2017 Justice in Action Award by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund on March 2, during the…

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Rep. Grace Meng Focuses on Immigrant Communities, Youth in Race for DNC Vice Chair

NBC News - U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) - currently the Democratic National Committee’s only Asian-American officer - is hoping to help steer her party in a new direction if she wins reelection…

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Immigration raids target Indo-Caribbean community in New York City

News India Times - Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) have expressed concern over recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens,…

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AALDEF, Korematsu Center, others challenge travel ban

Asian American Press - The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Friday joined the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (Korematsu Center), the children of litigants in…

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Out of Left Field: Political power on O.I. within Dems' grasp

The Island Now - During the 1980s, a creative approach to our regional power was developed by Fred Scheiner and Harry Wachtel (Roslyn) and Dan Jacobi (East Williston). They gave birth to a political…

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Asian Americans gave Trump thumbs down in last polls

Inquirer - Asian Americans strongly supported Democratic candidates in four states – Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York – in last November’s elections, with 3 out of 5…

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Ethnic communities in an uproar over Trump's immigration orders

Inquirer - Ethnic communities and grassroots organizations across the nation are in an uproar over immigration orders signed by President Donald Trump within a week from taking office, purportedly…

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A Chinese American Lesson for Trump

Al Jazeera - For some in the Chinese American community, Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries is a little bit of history repeating itself.…

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Grassroots Legal Stars Working to Battle Trump's Attacks on Immigrants and Refugees

Rewire - On Friday night, President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning Muslims refugees and immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States. The order, which…

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Vivian Cheng-Khanna passes away at age 62

News India-Times - Vivian Cheng-Khanna, wife of attorney Rajiv Khanna and daughter of Helen M.M. and Lu-I Cheng, passed away on November 24 at the age of 62, succumbing to cancer. She was born in New…

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Muslim Groups Are Bracing For Trump To Stop Muslim Immigration

BuzzFeed News - Muslim civil liberties groups are preparing for President Donald Trump to issue executive orders that would institute a blanket suspension of visas issued to certain countries with…

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Widespread problems reported to Election Protection hotline

Louisiana Weekly - On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter-protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, provided…

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National AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizing Coalition mobilization for clean DREAM Act

Asian American Press - AALDEF is among the 18 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant advocacy, labor, civil rights, community health, service provider, and undocumented youth groups…

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