Ricardo Sepida gets emotional when he sees his son-in-law in a Navy uniform. Even aircraft carriers make him misty-eyed. There is no better country than the United States, says Sepida, an immigrant from the Philippines.
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Anthony Ng, 23, has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. For the first time in years, he says he is not afraid to talk about his immigration status.
Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in California have a new resource to help them decide how to vote on some of the propositions on the November ballot.
Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the United States. But historically, mainstream political campaigns around the country have not given them much attention. With general elections just a few weeks away, two brothers are trying to use comedy to get the attention of potential voters among the Asian American youth.
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Michael Wahl is aware that he has a choice — President Obama or Mitt Romney. "It's either this guy or that guy," the Cal Poly Pomona sophomore says.
But he didn't know about the candidates lower on the ballot, or the measures that could shape California's future — until volunteers came to his ethnic studies class one evening with a video aimed at convincing Asian Americans to turn out on election day.
A plan to provide official photo identification cards for illegal immigrants moved easily through a Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday with an array of supporters lauding it as a practical way to incorporate into civic life the area's large undocumented population.
To the average American, the name Wilma Lamug may not have any meaning at all. But to the more than 3 million people in the Filipino-American community, the name could some day be as important as that of Rosa Parks.
A provocative question is circulating on YouTube with a question for young voters in the San Gabriel Valley. It's the comedic Fung Brothers, David and Andrew, asking: 'Does your Asian mom vote?'
Andrew and David Fung, who became popular from their YouTube song "626" celebrating Asian-American culture in the San Gabriel Valley, teamed up this month with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center to create a public service announcement encouraging young Asian Americans to vote in the November election.
Hate crimes against Asian-Americans must stop. The horrific killing of six Sikh-Americans in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. 5 was the most gruesome. But it wasn't the only recent one.
Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.