By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spurred conversations about what it means to be American when he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011. Vargas is now shedding more light on his story of heartbreak and […]
Political odd couple together on voting law
By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before.
Senator: Immigration bill to pass by beginning of July
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system predicted on June 2 that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.
Binational couples await Supreme Court DOMA ruling
By Dave Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Jason Kirchick and Christian Pinillos are worried not only about their future working at a struggling ski lodge, but also about their marriage.
EDITORIAL: Family reunification is the right thing to do
This week, sources near the U.S. Senate’s Gang of Eight, an informal bipartisan group working on immigration reform made up of Senators Marco Rubio (R–Fla.), John McCain (R–Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.), Jeff Flake (R–Ariz.), Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.), Robert Mendez (D–N.J.), Michael Bennet (D–Colo.), and Richard Durbin (D–Ill.), said that the Senate will have an immigration […]
Judge Chin confirmed for landmark position
By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. District Judge Denny Chin was confirmed as a second circuit judge by a 98–0 vote by the U.S. Senate on April 22, making him the only active Asian Pacific American (APA) federal appellate court judge. It has been more than five years since an APA has served anywhere […]
Republicans step up opposition to liberal nominee
WASHINGTON — Republicans intensified opposition to the nominee for a San Francisco-based appeals court, setting up a test of whether President Barack Obama can win confirmation for an unabashed liberal.
Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials
Asian Americans around the country have made history in 2009 in their efforts to become part of the political realm.