Immigration activists aren't taking a recess
From staging rallies to mounting a caravan through California to setting up phone banks to more private lobbying activists on all sides of the immigration issue are vowing a month of activities to try to push members of Congress and the public over immigration reform during the coming congressional recess.
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Since: Sep 07
#1 Aug 3, 2013
the authorities should check to see if all these activists are legally in the usa.
#2 Aug 3, 2013
In a particularly brazen and insulting development, one of the chief proponents of the special exemptions for South Korean workers is Jeff Flake, a Republican Senator from Arizona who, like Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, and every other Republican from that state, has built a political career on subtly racist screeds against illegal immigration. This guy will do everything in his power to vilify and demonize Mexican immigrants, and to make it difficult for them to come to this country, but he just can’t hand out free passes to South Korea fast enough.
Unsurprisingly, Flake recently got into some hot water over some bigoted remarks made by his son on social media sites. Tanner Flake made anti-Semitic and homophobic comments on Twitter, made numerous racist remarks about black people on Youtube, and called Mexicans “the scum of the Earth” on Youtube. Of course we’re all supposed to believe that Tanner didn’t learn any of this behavior from Jeff, but we all know the truth.
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.
Population: 4.14 billion (2011)
Countries: China, Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, North Korea, More
The Americas, or America, are lands in the Western Hemisphere that are also known as the New World. Comprising the continents of North America and South America, along with their associated islands
Population: 953.6 million (Jul 1, 2012)
'The Indian Spirit is America'
"They cut off the top, but they never cut off the roots," he says. "The spirit of Indians is America. How could it not be? They talk about the roots of America, how could it not be Native?"
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Asians Telling Other Asians To Go Back To Asia
4.14 billion VS 953.6 million
In no way; to no degree
Since: Sep 07
#3 Aug 3, 2013
you keep missing the point..
they are not "immigrants". these illegal aliens are citizens of another country in the usa illegally.
we the people do not want them here. PERIOD.
#4 Aug 3, 2013
ALHAMBRA - Either as victims or perpetrators, Asian Americans in California appear estranged from the criminal justice system, according to a new report sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Alhambra.
The findings could mean many crimes go unreported by Asian Americans, likely because of an unfamiliarity with the system or shame about being associated with a crime, Eng said at a press conference Wednesday.
Multiple ethnicities are often put together as one Asian group in studies, so specific trends and problems are never revealed, Eng said.
"Either you people are the model minority and therefore we don't have data about your problems, or secondly we have some data that's all lumped together," he said.
Eng noted some trouble spots, such as low high school graduation rates among Hmong residents.
Overall in 2009, people identified as Asian Americas, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander were victims in about 4 percent of all crimes in the state, despite comprising 13 percent of the population, according to the report.
About one-third of crimes reported by Asian communities are domestic violence or arguments.
Also, only 1 percent of people incarcerated in state prisons were Asian American or Pacific Islander in 2010.
"All of us need to become more informed and raise awareness in our communities about the importance of reporting crimes," said report co-author Lois Takahashi, a UCLA professor who is part
of an Asian American and Pacific Islander research program.
Eng, who will be termed out in Sacramento next year, hopes the new data could be a tool for securing funding for specific purposes.
"If we don't know who we represent, then we don't know how to represent them as a legislator," he said. "If I don't know how to represent the people because I don't have the information, then I can't ask for more resources."
Gang activity is common in Asian communities, where youths without a stable family seek protection much like other ethnic gangs, said Jimmy Chu, a Monterey Park resident and board member for the Asian Youth Center.
Chu, now a public defender, acknowledged his own troubles as a youth, landing in juvenile hall and county jail.
"This finding is so important on so many levels. The resources are definitely, desperately needed."
Chu also agreed with Eng's assessment that shame is a major reason why Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders don't report crimes.
"It's such a taboo," Chu said.
Eng saw the problem first-hand while visiting a Chino prison as a law student with his future wife, Rep. Judy Chu.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders there had "the lowest rate of visitors, the lowest rate of mail, the highest rate of depression and suicide attempts, the highest rate of recidivism," Eng said.
The reason, he found, was that prisoners' families treated them as though they had died or run off.
"I don't see this in other ethnic groups," Eng said. "With our community, because of many years of being downtrodden, of being told that we don't count, that we don't matter ... We have been taught that we don't exist. We are the invisible minority or even worse the model minority. We're here today to say no more to that."
Hidden in Silence
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Since: Apr 11
#6 Aug 4, 2013
Neither are Americans who oppose this travesty.
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