JACL Condemns DHS Rule Changes

Japanese American Citizens League Condemns Proposed Changes to DHS Public Charge Definition Today the Department of Homeland Security published its proposal to alter the "public charge" classification for immigrants to the US, opening a 60-day public comment period. Public charge is the classification of some immigrants who use benefits such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income. The proposal will dramatically alter the definition to include programs such as [...]

Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Without Trial

Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Without Trial by David Monkawa 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which issued a presidential apology and a $20,000 payment to 82,219 survivors of Japanese American concentration camps during World War II. 120,000 Japanese Americans, mostly citizens and mostly under voting age were indefinitely locked up without charge or trial as potential security threats after FDR signed Executive Order 9066. Today, [...]

Singapore Summit: Korean American Activist Response

Korean American Activist on Singapore Summit Response By C. Kim https://resumen-english.org/2018/06/korean-americanactivist-on-singapore-summit-response/ This is long, but I need to get it off my chest because I am seeing way too many well-meaning folks allowing their opposition to Trump to turn into inadvertent opposition to the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Know your history. Korea was colonized by Japan for 35 years. This was a brutally violent occupation. Ex: Koreans were flogged for speaking [...]

Asian American Perspective on January 20 Women’s March L.A.

Women’s March 2018: An Asian American Commentary on Building Unity by David Monkawa, Progressive Asian Network for Action The LA Woman’s March Inc. turned out an impressive 750,000 people! It was inspirational and I was proud of being in a contingent of about 110 people initiated by the “Nikkei Progressives.” (Nikkei means the Japanese diaspora, such as immigrants in the US and their descendants.) The ethnic composition of the group was about [...]

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