Post Tagged with: "Asians"

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Opinion: Broad Appeal Key to Winning Mayoral Race

Demographics, Elections 2013, In the News, Opinion, Politics June 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

While the city’s white and black populations decline, and Hispanics and Asians grow, a Gotham Gazette commentary looks at what shifting demographic numbers mean when it comes to winning the mayoral seat.

John Chen, an undocumented immigrant, shared his experiences at an immigration reform briefing on immigration reform at the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown. (Photo by Ai Xiang Wang via World Journal)

Chinese Weigh In on Reform: Family or Employment-based Visas?

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News May 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

When it comes to immigration reform, World Journal reports that the Chinese community is divided between supporting an increase in visas for high-tech immigrant workers or maintaining the number of visas allotted for overseas family members of Americans.

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Filipino Americans Rank High in Health Insurance Coverage

Health, Immigration, Southeast Asian May 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Nearly 13 percent of Asian Americans in New York State lack health insurance but the Filipino community ranks high in terms of coverage, reports Cristina DC Pastor in a story published in The FilAm.

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Chinese Worried that Abuses at Senior Centers will Tarnish Their Image

East Asian, Health, In the News May 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

The government crackdown on Chinese adult day care centers for milking the system when it comes to benefits has left Chinese people concerned that these acts will tarnish the perception of the community, reports World Journal.

Ivy (left), Tan and Ada hope to share their stories in order to show the flaws of the current immigration system. (Photo by Hubert Lu via World Journal)
Ivy (from left), Tan and Ada hope to own immigrant story, highlighting the errors of the current immigration policy. (Reporter Lu Yin repair, / photography)

Asians Rally for Immigration Reform Ahead of DC March

Asian, Immigration, Politics April 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Asian immigrants told a town hall audience of experiences as diverse as their backgrounds, from being undocumented college students to having a son arrested on charges of terrorism, reports World Journal.

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Report: Many Problems for Asian Voters in Primaries

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

According to a new report, Asian American voters in New York and across the country found polling places on Primary Day that did not offered the required translation services and poll workers that provided inaccurate information, the World Journal reported.

Voices in Focus: Two Reports Paint Bleak Picture for Asians

Asian, Crime, Video March 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

An ex-con motivates Brooklyn teens to stay fit; a report points to an increase in suicide rates for Asian women, while another debunks the idea of Asians as a “model minority”; more on the Queens ponzi scheme that targeted Latinos; and a trial date for the first soldier accused of bullying Pvt. Danny Chen.

James Hong of the Asian Council for Redistricting (ACCORD) speaking at the redistricting hearing.

Koreans call for new political map

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics September 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

With 7.3 percent of the state’s population, Asians can only claim one New York state legislator as one of their own. Many
Asian leaders argue that gerrymandering splits Asian communities, making them less fairly represented.