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New Research on Refugee Economic Contributions

Asian News Business News 10/17/2017 0 Comments

Global Detroit, University of Michigan release study detailing up to $295 million in annual economic activity West Bloomfield, Michigan – Every year, refugees to Southeast Michigan contribute up to $295 million to the region’s economy and, in 2016 alone, they create up to 2, 311 new jobs. That’s according to a new study released by Global Detroit and University of…

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New Michigan Media appoints Keyta Roberson to lead digital, social media and community engagement strategy

Asian News 09/13/2017 0 Comments

August 31, 2017 | DETROIT – New Michigan Media (NMM), the collaborative network of the five largest ethnic and minority media publications in Michigan, has appointed Keyta Roberson as the organization’s social media and community engagement manager. This position was created through the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, which is funded by the Ford Foundation, James S. and John L. Knight…

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With Local Elections Looming, Group Calls on Community Partners to Hold National Voter Registration Day Drives

Asian News 09/12/2017 0 Comments

Washington, DC – In advance of this year’s municipal and statewide elections, 2,000 groups across the country will mobilize to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 26, 2017. The National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee is calling on libraries, universities, community organizations, and businesses to partner in this effort by hosting a local registration drive. “These local elections have…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Asian News Events 08/30/2017 0 Comments

WHAT: Leaders from national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations will gather in support of immigrants to urge President Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president has threatened to end the program, which would put approximately 800,000 young people at risk of losing their ability to get an education, work and contribute to their…

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One envelope holds her fate. Is she getting deported today?

Asian News 07/18/2017 0 Comments

Maria Garcia Juarez wandered around the international arrivals area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday, frantically looking for a government official who held a sheet of paper with her fate written on it. As she scurried from one Delta Air Lines security employee to the next, asking if anyone had seen agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Juarez looked like…

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Scam calls to immigrants

Asian News 05/20/2017 0 Comments

When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it. Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us about a new twist on a common phone scam: scammers are calling immigrants in the US – but this time,…

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China Eyes Tighter Sanctions on N. Korea, but Limits Remain

Asian News 04/27/2017 0 Comments

BEIJING —  One of the key messages that came out of President Donald Trump’s meeting with U.S. lawmakers on North Korea was a renewed emphasis on the need to use sanctions and diplomacy to try and pressure Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. And while the outlook for the resumption of talks remains bleak at best, analysts say, China’s support…

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North American Students in Solidarity with the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery

Asian News 04/18/2017 0 Comments

On December 28th, 2015, the South Korean and Japanese governments announced a “final and irreversible resolution” of the issue of former ‘Comfort Women,’ a euphemism for survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery roughly during the Second World War. An estimated 200,000-400,000 women – many in their teens – were forced, abducted, and coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial…

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Protect DREAMers At Risk of Deportations: NAKASEC Welcomes the BRIDGE Act, Alarmed By the SAFE Act

Asian News 12/15/2016 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES, CA – In response to growing concerns about protections for DREAMers, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Bar Removal of Individuals Who Dream and Grow the Economy (BRIDGE) Act, S.3542.  If passed, this law would provide an estimated 750,000 DREAMers who had been…

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