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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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Jeff Sessions, Who Has An Asian Granddaughter, Praised Era When Asians Were Banned From U.S.

Huffington Post - During Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, all eyes were on the nominee’s granddaughter.…

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AALDEF calls on Asian-Americans to moblize for a clean DREAM Act

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

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Election moitors eye Quincy poll

Patriot Ledger - Federal and independent election monitors observed Tuesday’s elections in Quincy, making sure the polls are accessible to the city’s large Asian population. City clerk…

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AALDEF calls on Asian-Americans to mobilize for a clean DREAM Act

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

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Asian American civil rights group will monitor Boston polls

Boston Globe - An Asian-American civil rights group said it is sending attorneys and volunteers to monitor polling places in Boston on Tuesday, following reports that Chinese-speaking voters were…

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Fox rewards Jesse Watters with his own show after years of stalking, racism, sexism and homophobia

Raw Story - Fox News announced on Thursday that racial provocateur Jesse Watters would be the host of a new weekly hour-long show. In a statement, Fox News Programming EVP Suzanne Scott said that the…

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Deepa Iyer Is Named 2017 Winner of AALDEF's Justice in Action Award

News India Times - The Asian American Legal Defense Fund, a civil rights advocacy group for Asian Americans, has announced the names of the two recipients of its 2016* Justice in Action Awards,…

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The Masterpiece Cake Shop Supreme Court case doesn't really have anything to do with cake

Newsweek - A case is headed to the Supreme Court in December that centers around Jack Phillips, the owner of the Colorado-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, who refused to make a cake for a same-sex…

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