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Honoring the Voices and Influence of the Asian Pacific American Community: A MomsRising Blog Carnival Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 31, 2013
This blog carnival was updated four times on May 30, 2013. Asian-Americans are the fastest growing minority in the United States, growing by 46% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses . Also, May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In celebration of the many contributions of women, mothers and...
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The Fight for Racial Justice Continues

May 30, 2013
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (aka Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) is a pan-Asian organization based in New York City that has been doing social and racial justice work since 1986. We are rooted in low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities and work to build the leadership of...
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Immigration Policy Must Respect Experiences of Immigrant Women and Mothers

May 30, 2013
Photo on right: Deepa with her mother in Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1975 As an immigrant, a South Asian American, and a mother, the current debate over immigration policy is deeply personal to me. At the time my parents moved from India to spend a year in Nashville, Tennessee, I was two and a half...
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What does the new immigration bill mean for women and families?

May 29, 2013
As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to an end, and summer plans kick off, we as Asian American women must take the time to reflect what’s at stake for our families in the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted S.744 out of committee and now...
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The youngest in our community say yes to immigration reform

May 29, 2013
For the first time in many years, we have an opportunity to pass common sense immigration reform legislation. Last week, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee in a bipartisan 13-5 vote. As the bill heads to...
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The best way to celebrate API heritage month: Fighting for our families

May 29, 2013
I love the month of May. The flowers are in full bloom and the promise of beach days ahead is tantalizing. But there’s another reason May is so special – it’s a celebration of the heritage of Asian Pacific Americans and our long and diverse histories. Amidst the incredible diversity of Asian...
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Why It’s Important to Teach Kids About Asian American History

May 29, 2013
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: Dorothea Lange picture of Japanese-American children reciting the pledge of allegiance May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. But in my family, we try to learn about Asian American history year round. Because they are multiracial Asians, my kids...

How Did Children Fare in the SJC Immigration Reform Markup?

May 28, 2013
This past Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) voted to advance the immigration reform bill (S.744) onto the Senate floor, representing a historic step forward for immigrant children and families. The committee considered numerous amendments over a period of five days, and the First Focus...
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Latinas commend passage of immigration bill from Senate committee

May 22, 2013
The organization of which I am the Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health , released this statement following the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. While we commend the Senate Committee for doing so, we still have deep concerns that...
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Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

May 20, 2013
By Michelle Brané and Emily Butera This blog was originally posted on May 17, 2013 on the Huffington Post On April 17, we at the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) welcomed the introduction of S. 744 , the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” For those...
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