Advancing Justice Condemns Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees

Email today from Advancing Justice: Today, President Trump issued an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. “We condemn today’s executive orders condoning fear and ignorance in the name of national security,” … Continue reading Advancing Justice Condemns Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees

Korematsu Resolution by Rep. Theresa Mah Passes Illinois State House

A resolution introduced by Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah honoring Fred T. Korematsu passed the state House today by acclamation. Theresa’s shepherding of the Korematsu resolution was unusual in its speed. Measures honoring individuals with days are usually referred to committees. … Continue reading Korematsu Resolution by Rep. Theresa Mah Passes Illinois State House

Hillary Clinton: ‘As President, I will stand with AAPIs’

This is from an opinion piece originally published on NBC Asian America. When I heard it, I couldn’t believe  it. This past week, at a debate in Illinois between the two candidates for the U.S. Senate, Representative Tammy Duckworth — whose mother is Thai and late father was American — mentioned that her family had served in the American military since the Revolutionary War. Tammy carried on that tradition; she became a pilot for the U.S. Army, was deployed to Iraq, and lost both her legs when insurgents shot down her  helicopter. The correct answer to Congresswoman Duckworth’s comment about … Continue reading Hillary Clinton: ‘As President, I will stand with AAPIs’