Advancing Justice Applauds Dismantling of Special Registration, Urges Continued Vigilance on ‘Muslim Registry’

Asian Americans Advancing Justice today relayed a U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it will publish a regulation to rescind the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauds advocates and the Administration for taking this … Continue reading Advancing Justice Applauds Dismantling of Special Registration, Urges Continued Vigilance on ‘Muslim Registry’

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’

Advancing Justice AAJC and APIAVote Provide In-Language Hotline for Asian American Voters

The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections.  Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), two organizations that are committed to the … Continue reading Advancing Justice AAJC and APIAVote Provide In-Language Hotline for Asian American Voters

Disney Supports Asian and Pacific Islander Young Leaders with $500,000 Scholarship Commitment

The Walt Disney Company this week made a $500,000 commitment to establish a new scholarship program with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) in support of high-achieving Asian and Pacific Islander college students. The Walt Disney Company/APIASF Scholarship … Continue reading Disney Supports Asian and Pacific Islander Young Leaders with $500,000 Scholarship Commitment

In New Ad, Khizr Khan Asks Donald Trump: ‘Would My Son Have a Place in Your America?’

Hillary for America is airing a powerful testimonial ad from Khizr Khan, a Virginia Gold Star father, who recounts the story of his son Captain Humayun Khan, who tragically lost his life in Iraq while saving every member of his unit. Captain Khan ordered his unit to back away from an oncoming suicide bomber while he moved towards it to protect and defend them. On the debate stage Wednesday night, Clinton responded to questions about Trump’s recent attacks on women by outlining his long pattern of attacking a variety of Americans, including disabled Americans, veterans, Latinos, African Americans and Muslim … Continue reading In New Ad, Khizr Khan Asks Donald Trump: ‘Would My Son Have a Place in Your America?’

Judge Denny Chin to help Hawai’i law school students reenact trial of Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee

U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin, based in New York City, will guest lecture at the UH Law School on Tuesday, October 18, and will help student actors perform a reenactment based on trials after resistance by Heart … Continue reading Judge Denny Chin to help Hawai’i law school students reenact trial of Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee