Presentation on South Philadelphia High School and Anti-Asian Violence

Presentation by Cecilia Chen of Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, July 24th at Program co-sponsored by API Movement

Overview of Anti-Asian Harassment in Schools Throughout the Country

Anti-Asian Harassment in Schools is a problem that is commonly overlooked but affecting Asian American students in schools throughout the country.

Basic statistics on harassment in schools is difficult to find, but in New York City, a survey of approximately 1,000 public school students showed:  

CA Asians Divided but Favor AZ Law in Poll

A poll taken this month In CA showed that majorities of white, African-American and Asian-American voters all approve of the Arizona anti-immigrant law, SB1070. Latinos oppose it. Fifty-eight percent of white voters, 53 percent of African-Americans, and 50 percent of Asian-Americans back the law. 43 percent of Asian Americans oppose the law, while 71 percent of Latino voters oppose it and 24 percent support it.

The poll was multi-lingual with four Asian languages/dialects - Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Korean - alongside English and Spanish.

Coalition Denounces AZ Chinese American Candidate Proposing "Cut off Utilities to Immigrants"

Joint Letter from Asian American Groups

Asian Americans Denounce Anti-Immigrant Proposals

    Recently, Barry Wong, a Chinese American candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission, told reporters that, if elected, he would require regulated utilities to check the immigration status of customers. The Corporation Commission regulates utility companies providing electricity, gas, water, and telephone services in the state.

Toxic Wastes More Likely To Be Near Latinos and Asians, SoCal Study Finds

A New UC Irvine (UCI) study found that Latinos and Asians in Southern California are disproportionately exposed to toxic waste sites.

Looking at 3000 census tracts in six heavily populated, ethnically diverse Southern California counties between 1990 and 2000, researchers found that neighborhoods with a higher percentage of Latinos or Asians were more likely to be near toxic waste sites than those populated by more whites or African-Americans.

Protest Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at the National Governors Association Meeting in Boston

If you're in the Boston area, please come to a protest Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at the National Governors Association annual meeting and protect immigrant rights. The anti-immigrant epidemic is spreading across the US. We need to stand up for immigrant rights. We need everyone to get out there and support immigrant rights.

Please read on about the event coming up this Saturday ...

Immigrant Notes: "Take Our Jobs" and New Mainstream Pro-Immigrant Coalition

The United Farm Workers have initiated a "Take Our Jobs" campaign, promising to train unemployed Americans to take agricultural field jobs. There's an on-line application. Stephen Colbert is piling on by featuring it on his July 8th show. California's agriculture industry launched a similar campaign in 1998 and three people showed up.