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Undocumented and Unafraid: New

March 24, 2011

By New, ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) Member In honor of National Coming Out Week: Undocumented and Unafraid we are featuring stories of API dreamers.  The DREAM Act would provide undocumented students that arrived before the age of 16 in the US a pathway to legalization. The fact that I'm an undocumented […]

Nelson: Undocumented and Unafraid

March 23, 2011

By Nelson, ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) Member In honor of National Coming Out Week: Undocumented and Unafraid we are featuring stories of API dreamers.  The DREAM Act would provide undocumented students that arrived before the age of 16 in the US a pathway to legalization. Tuesday morning. I wake up to […]

Undocumented and Unafraid: Catherine

March 21, 2011

By Catherine, ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) Member In honor of National Coming Out Week: Undocumented and Unafraid we are featuring stories of API dreamers.  The DREAM Act would provide undocumented students that arrived before the age of 16 in the US a pathway to legalization. It’s Coming Out Week. Unlike the […]

Undocumented and Unafraid: Fiona

March 18, 2011

By Fiona, ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) Member In honor of National Coming Out Week: Undocumented and Unafraid we are featuring stories of API dreamers.  The DREAM Act would provide undocumented students that arrived before the age of 16 in the US a pathway to legalization. My name is Fiona and I […]

Undocumented and Unafraid: Steve Li

March 16, 2011

By Steve Li, ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) Member In honor of National Coming Out Week: Undocumented and Unafraid we are featuring stories of API dreamers.  The DREAM Act would provide undocumented students that arrived before the age of 16 in the US a pathway to legalization. It was a sunny morning, […]

Why Asians (and Other Minorities) Must Get Involved in CA Redistricting

February 2, 2011

NOTE: Originally published on  New America Media on January 24, 2011. This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. By Eugene Lee and Deanna Kitamura, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center LOS ANGELES—California has started a new experiment that will affect who represents you in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Until now, the state Legislature […]

Perspectives: Birthright citizenship; Chinese Americans have stake in safeguarding this right

January 19, 2011

NOTE: Originally published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on January 15, 2011. This article has been re-posted with the permission of the author. By Assemblyman Mike Eng For many Asian Americans, and especially Chinese Americans, the current debate about birthright citizenship is a debate our community already knows. That is because the vast majority of Asian […]

Blessed Are the Meek

November 30, 2010

NOTE: Originally published in the Washington Post on November 30, 2010. This article has be re-posted with the permission of the author. By Rajdeep Singh Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of "American exceptionalism" by political conservatives as a "battle cry from a new front in […]

Saying No to ICE’s S-Comm Program

November 9, 2010

NOTE: Originally published in the Daily Journal on November 9, 2010 By Connie Choi (APALC, left) and Angela Chan (ALC,  right) Starting November 5th, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began negotiations with three local jurisdictions that have formally requested to opt out of a controversial federal program known as “Secure Communities” or “S-Comm.”  These jurisdictions […]

Flip-flopping About a Bad Policy

October 15, 2010

NOTE: Originally published in the Huffington Post on October 14, 2010 This article has been re-posted with permission of the author. By Margaret Huang Last week, the Arlington County (Virginia) Board sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notifying the federal agency that the County does […]

Sign a Petition to ICE: Demand That Counties Be Let Out of S-Comm

October 14, 2010

DEMAND THAT ICE STOP COERCING LOCALS TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION Dear Friends, On July 2010, a Chinese immigrant in California called the police for help in a domestic violence case, but instead of receiving the help she needed, she was arrested. Pursuant to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program known as Secure Communities (or S-Comm), […]

Arlington and Santa Clara Join SF In Demanding to Opt Out of Flawed ICE Program

September 30, 2010

Santa Clara, CA and Arlington, VA County Boards Unanimously Vote to Opt Out of ICE’s Controversial S-Comm Program Arlington, San Francisco, and Santa Clara – The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors and the Arlington County Board both voted unanimously on Tuesday, September 28th, to opt out of S-Comm, which is a controversial Immigration and Customs […]

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