(WOMENSENEWS) — This Sunday, June 26, is the one year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. This excerpt from the anthology "Love Unites Us" reflects on the how same-sex marriage gained support in California among Asian Americans.
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By Jeffrey B. Caballero
The U.S. Supreme Court's 4-3 vote Thursday to uphold the affirmative action policy at the University of Texas at Austin generally received praise from Asian-American advocacy groups and elected officials. But one coalition called the ruling a "dark day for the hardworking children of Asian Americans," who it says encounter discrimination with race-conscious admissions.
LOS ANGELES – (June 24, 2016) — Leaders and members of organizations serving Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants gathered to express their deep disappointment at the Supreme Court’s inaction on the President’s proposed expansion of immigration relief programs.
Hundreds of thousands of people living illegally across California are now facing a sobering new reality: The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t coming to their rescue and their fate may be tied more precariously than ever to the outcome of this year’s presidential election.
News that the high court deadlocked, blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from moving forward, quickly spread anxiety across a state with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of unauthorized immigrants.
Deadlocked decision leaves fate of undocumented immigrants hanging
The Supreme Court arrived at a deadlocked decision on President Barack Obama’s contested immigration policies on Thursday, June 23, leaving the fate of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. uncertain.
LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2016) — This morning, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and a coalition of over 80 local and national organizations called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) to investigate the pattern of baseless and seemingly spurious prosecutions of Chinese Americans for economic espionage.
By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters
South Korean-born Hyun Kim feels American to his bones, but the undocumented immigrant has failed to seek protection from deportation under a program launched by President Barack Obama to shield young people brought to the United States as children. The 20-year-old Kim, who dreams of attending a U.S. college and works as a barista in the Virginia town where he grew up, is like many of the more than 100,000 Asian immigrants who are eligible for Obama’s program but have not applied.
LOS ANGELES, CA—With the Supreme Court on the cusp of a decision that will impact the lives of millions of undocumented people living in the U.S., hundreds of immigrants and their allies gathered here on Saturday to celebrate America’s immigrant heritage and share stories of courage, resilience and hope.
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