Fil-Ams should vote NO on Newsom recall

On September 14, California voters will decide whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. County registrars have already begun to send mail-in ballots to voters. We share our support for Governor Gavin Newsom and urge Filipino American voters to vote no on the recall. Governor Newsom has proven that he is a staunch ally of the Filipino and Asian American communities. In response to the increase in anti-Asian violence, Governor Newsom has invested $100 million in community-based response to such v

How U.S. Immigration Law Enables Modern Slavery

This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s Atlantic article “My Family’s Slave.” The full series can be found here. In “My Family’s Slave,” the devastating cover story in The Atlantic’s June issue, the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon recounts the life of Eudocia “Lola” Pulido, a Filipino immigrant who worked for 56 years without pay for Tizon’s family. Responses to the essay have rightly pointed out that stories like Pulido’s remain all too common in the Un

#StarringAffirmativeAction: How #StarringJohnCho Debunks Recent Asian American Complaints Against Ivy League Universities

Are you all about the #StarringJohnCho posters, the Photoshop phenomenon that reimagines posters for recent Hollywood blockbusters with actor John Cho in their leading-man roles? Then you should be equally as excited about supporting race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions, too. To understand how John Cho relates to college admissions, let’s first take a closer look at why #StarringJohnCho matters. #StarringJohnCho and its counterpart #StarringConstanceWu are reactions to the a

Opinion | The Forgotten Amerasians (Published 2013)

NEW HAVEN — THE Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration reform bill last week that would gradually make citizenship possible for as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants. The bill is widely described as sweeping in scope. In fact, it is not quite sweeping enough, as it leaves the plight of another group of would-be Americans unaddressed. Take Pinky. In 1974, her father, Jimmy Edwards, was a 22-year-old sailor aboard a United States Navy ship visiting the Philippines, 9,000 miles

Opinion: Mayor's 'taco' comment the least of East Haven Latinos' troubles

Christopher Lapinig and Katie Chamblee are law students in the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School , which represents plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit against the East Heaven Police Department. By Christopher Lapinig and Katie Chamblee, Special to CNN -- On Tuesday, following the indictment of four East Haven police officers for violating the civil rights of Latinos, Mayor Joseph Maturo responded to a question about what he planned to do for the Latino communit