By Katie Wong SYLP Equal rights can also be referred to as human rights (rights held by everyone without the restriction of the government.) Only nineteen out of the fifty states in the United States recognize same-sex marriage. Several states have tried to bar federal
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old. Taken from his native country, he was adopted by a family in the United States that did not speak Korean. He spoke no English at the time. Naylor’s adopted […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Restaurant Alliance called it “disappointing,” City Councilmember Kshama Sawant called it a “historic victory,” the immigrant-rights group OneAmerica said it was “a critical first step,” and the International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit against the City of Seattle — all because Seattle City Council unanimously approved […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly After Alma Corpuz married her husband over a decade ago, she knew that she had more love to give.
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States are close to an agreement allowing Americans to adopt Vietnamese children again, five years after a ban was imposed amid allegations of baby-selling and babies offered without parents’ consent, a visiting U.S. senator said. Vietnam was a popular destination for […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The documentary “Somewhere Between” begins with the adoption of a tiny Chinese girl by an American family. The family turns out to be that of the director, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, who has previously worked on documentaries about cooking and “Sesame Street” as well as helped produce prominent dramatic films […]
By P. Solomon Banda The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Attorneys are scrambling to find a way to prevent the deportation of a woman who was adopted from an orphanage in India as a 3-month-old baby, following a determination by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that she is in the country illegally.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kim left for Seoul over the weekend.
On Nov. 18, the Seattle Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will observe National Adoption Month by presenting citizenship certificates to seven people, including four children, all of whom entered the U.S. by being adopted by American parents. The event looks like a naturalization ceremony, but all of those receiving certificates had […]
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of the first U.S. special envoy to Myanmar and a new ambassador to Vietnam whose appointment had been blocked for months by lawmakers.