Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father

Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father

My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was able to get in legally even though he, uh, didn’t tell the whole truth.

The three generations of Gees and Wongs that are his legacy are so grateful he was able to skirt the dreaded, racist Exclusion Act, and that he didn’t try to come here under the Trump Administration’s immigration proposal.

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New Head of Leadership Conference Says Now a 'Bleak Time' for Civil Rights

New Head of Leadership Conference Says Now a ‘Bleak Time’ for Civil Rights

Vanita Gupta, 41, took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the oldest coalition of civil rights groups in the United States, in early June. A graduate of Yale Law School who was born and raised in Philadelphia and worked as a civil rights lawyer and Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, she was named head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice by President Obama in October, 2014.

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African Born US Citizen, Ted Alemayhu Takes On A Giant Political Step In The Race For Congress

African-Born US Citizen, Ted Alemayhu Takes On Giant Political Step In The Race For Congress

Ted Alemayhu, The founder of US Doctors for Africa, who coordinated in 2009, The First Ladies Summit for Health in Los Angeles that brought 27 African countries to discuss healthcare and also assisted victims of Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, sought help from Congress on behalf of The Ebola crisis in Africa, has made a brave move to change the political impact in the 37th District in Los Angeles.

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Poll: U.S. Muslims Concerned About Discrimination But Believe in the American Dream

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The early days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been an anxious time for many Muslim Americans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Overall, Muslims in the U.S. perceive a lot of discrimination against their religious group, are leery of President Donald Trump and think their fellow citizens do not see Islam as part of mainstream American society.

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USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic assimilation through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics.

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