As thousands marched for freedom and liberation at the Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, on February 18th, Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR LA (Council on American Islamic Relations) expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of Americans against the marginalization of Muslim communities through the Muslim ban of the Trump Presidency.Details
Recently all 10 of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) submitted their resignations to President Trump. The main reason: Trump’s policies have adversely affected Asian Americans in particular and minorities in general.
“We cannot serve under an administration that seeks to exclude members of our society or take away their rights, especially the Muslim community, which is very much part of our AAPI community,” stated former Commissioner Maulik Pancholy.Details
Tung Thanh Nguyen, MD, recently resigned along with nine others from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to protest the new administration’s policies that they claimed have adversely affected Asian Americans and people of color. Nguyen is a professor at the UCSF School of Medicine and the Chair of PIVOT— The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization. NAM editor, Andrew Lam, interviewed him on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment camp.Details
The Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, saw speakers from a diverse array of professions and walks of life. Among these representatives of groups and community members, was Pamela Anchang, Publisher & Editor Of The Immigrant Magazine. As a mother and professional, Pamela echoed the frenzy and fears of all immigrants and particularly those targeted by the executive order of the Trump administration including Muslims, the undocumented and illegals.Details
On the eve of the inauguration for one of the most divisive presidents ever to take office, hate crime researchers are advising journalists to keep a close eye on the intersection of crime and hate speech in their communities.
“Research has shown that in the wake of a catalytic incident, such as 9/11, [it] can create a correlation of a spike in hate crimes,” said Brian Levin, criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.Details
The Immigrant Magazine stands in solidarity with the call for February 16 to be “A Day Without Immigrants” #DayWithoutImmigrants, #UnDiaSinInmigrantes. We stand with our undocumented, illegal, DACA, DAPA, queer and Muslim immigrant communities who despite their struggles and challenges manage to contribute enormously to the strength of the USA.Details
What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is it still worth coming, you ask, and is the American dream still possible?
Your questions gave me pause. Who from Vietnam, after all, would have thought to ask them a few years back? Didn’t the American dream, or rather the dream of coming to America, cause the movement of millions in our homeland, and stir the soul of many millions more? It breaks my heart then to hear that you might not come. It is to me the worst news yet about my adopted country.Details
ince Trump’s inauguration, our communities have been met with the exacerbation of raids, Muslim bans, hate crimes and criminalization. Trump has unleashed vicious attacks against indigenous, Black (im)migrants, refugee, Muslims, women, and LGBTQI+ communities and other oppressed communities. The groups in attendance will elevate the voices of the undocumented, Black, Brown, trans, queer, and Muslim communities who are leading the way in the resistance, declare that Los Angeles is a sanctuary city for all, and demand that the City take concrete steps to protect and promote the welfare of Angelenos.Details
Los Angeles- Councilmember Jose Huizar presented the tremendously popular Night on Broadway, which took over Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The weather Gods like down favorably on Night on Broadway. This event was held on a bright sunny, beautiful Southern California afternoon/evening. Fritz Coleman said that it was going to be like this.Details