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Congress approves Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II veterans  Arrangements for President Obama’s signature for historic legislation to be announced
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Logo Of United States Congress (Wikipedia) Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Congress finally granted national recognition to the 260,000 Filipino and American soldiers who served under the United States Army Forces of the Far East (USAFFE). They have waited for more than 72 years. The House of Representatives approved S.1555, the Filipino Veterans of […]

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Obama Administration Must Act to Protect Names of ‘Dreamers’ Who Trusted Government
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Washington, DC – On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump reiterated his promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. Following this assertion, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) is calling on the Obama Administration to take all legal measures available to prevent the names of those who enrolled in  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action […]

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US President Obama issues proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander …
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Confronted with grueling and perilous working conditions, thousands of Chinese laborers on the transcontinental railroad pushed the wheels of progress forward in the West. Japanese American troops fought for freedom from tyranny abroad in World War II … Tags: President Obama

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Obama nominates Denver lawyer Regina Rodriguez to federal bench
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… States from Mexico. Her mother's family, she said, is Japanese-American and was held in an internment camp in Wyoming during World War II. "I'm very proud of coming from that background and then being able to serve the public for many years," she said. Tags: Federal Appointment, President Obama, Regina Rodriguez

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Clinton Sole Presidential Hopeful to Attend Asian-American Forum, Joining Obama
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Democrat Hillary Clinton is the only presidential contender scheduled to attend a reception next week organized by a leading political association of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as she seeks to consolidate her support from minority voters. Tags: Asian American Forum, Hillary Clinton, President Obama

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Fil-Ams join rally for Obama's immigration actions
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Joining him were a dozen Filipino American activists, leaders of Washington-based civil rights organizations. Inside the courtroom, the nation's top justices were scheduled to take up a case concerning the legality of President Obama's executive … Tags: Immigration Reform, President Obama

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Japanese American congressman urges Obama to visit Hiroshima
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Japanese American congressman urges Obama to visit Hiroshima. The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we'll e-mail you free updates as they're published. You'll receive free … Tags: Japanese American Congressman, President Obama

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Fil-Ams join Supreme Court rally for Obama's immigration actions
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Filipino American activists Raymond Partolan (left) and Jude Dizon show their signs at the Supreme Court Rally. MARITA ETCUBANEZ. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Raymond Partolan, a 22-year-old son of Filipino undocumented immigrants, flew in from Atlanta, … Tags: Immigration Reform, President Obama, US Supreme Court

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Ahead of Immigration Ruling and Election, Citizenship Finds Increased Importance
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Today, he's an account executive with the Asian Journal, a Filipino-American newspaper, and Carlin Sadangsal works as a spa concierge. RELATED: Asian-American Groups Urge SCOTUS to End Injunction Against Obama's Immigration Actions. Rebeck … Tags: Immigration Reform, President Obama, US Supreme Court

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Righting wrongs, clearing bombs require more than cash and charm during Obama …
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VIENTIANE, April 15 (Xinhua) — Every year in mid-April, the escalating dry heat signals a break from the everyday duties of work and study in Laos as the country's people joyously engage in New Year festivities across the Southeast Asian nation. Tags: Immigration Reform, President Obama, US Supreme Court

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Korean-American scientist named to US cybersecurity commission
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A renowned Korean-American computer scientist has been named a member of a U.S. commission set up by President Barack Obama to bolster cyber defenses. Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, was one of the 10 members of the … Tags: Cyber Security Commission, Korean American Scientist, President Obama

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PM gets his photo-op with Obama as Cambodian-Americans protest
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A grinning Prime Minister Hun Sen walked up to US President Barack Obama and shook his hand in California yesterday, lending the premier his long-sought aura of legitimacy even as hundreds of angry Cambodians protested his 31-year rule less than half … Tags: President Obama

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North Korea Sentenced Otto Warmbier To 15 Years: Obama Demands His Release
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Kenneth Bae, is a Korean American missionary, also sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, for proselytizing and aledgedly by doing so he was attempting to overthrow the Korean Government. Bae performed his hard labor on a farm, eight hours a day, six … Tags: North Korea Sentencing, Otto Warmbier, President Obama

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Threats Fail to Thwart Anti-Hun Sen Protest
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With Cambodian-American protesters sequestered on a street away from the Sunnylands resort in southern California, Prime Minister Hun Sen greeted U.S. President Barack Obama and posed for a handshake free from harassment on Monday before the … Tags: Anti-Hun Sen Protest, President Obama

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Three Reasons Why Nominating Sri Srinivasan For The Supreme Court Could Change …
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President Barack Obama seems to be making good his pledge to nominate a Supreme Court justice. Apparently, he has interviewed three candidates for the job: Chief Judge Merrick Garland and Judge Sri Srinivasan from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Tags: President Obama, Sri Srinivasan, US Supreme Court

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