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Sanctuary City: What you need to know and how you can help

With the announcement of the administration’s new immigration memos, this is undoubtedly a dangerous time for our communities, especially for immigrants who are being targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As you may have read, there are reports … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Stand Together

The words and deeds of the Trump administration are as dangerous, racist, and xenophobic as they were during the Presidential campaign. Last week’s executive order on immigration that callously targets Muslims, bans refugees, and restricts many forms of travel are … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Next Four Years

Four weeks have passed since election night. During this time people have been through a wide range of emotions as we imagine the impact the results may have on our everyday lives and on the lives of those around us. … Continue reading

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2016 California AAPI Voter Guide

We are pleased to share with you the 2016 California AAPI Voter Guide in English and Chinese. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up 14.86% of the eligible voters of California’s electorate.

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Supreme Court Split Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA Leave 400,000 Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Shadows

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) along with community members and advocates across the country express our disappointment and frustration with yesterday’s Supreme Court split vote on an injunction which has unnecessarily stalled the implementation of expanded DACA (Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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Asian and Pacific Islanders Stand to Benefit from Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Race Conscious Policies for College Admissions

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled, by a vote of 4-3, in the case of Fisher v. Texas to uphold the value of creating a diverse student body allowing university officials to consider race among many factors in making holistic … Continue reading

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Chinese Hospital Exceeds Local Hiring Goal, Provides 100,000 Work Hours for San Francisco Resident Construction Workers

Chinese Hospital, with over 100 years of service to Chinatown and San Francisco, exceeded the 25% goal of hiring local construction workers to reach 29% in the building of the new hospital. The project gave construction workers living in San … Continue reading

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Statement on AB 1726, Data Disaggregation Bill

Chinese for Affirmative Action strongly supports Assembly Bill 1726 (Bonta), the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD Act). AB 1726 is a critically-needed effort to unmask Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) subgroups, and to identify … Continue reading

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Race and Culture in the Moment of Trump

What are the ethics of identity? How has our understanding of race and culture changed since the election of President Obama? What does this media moment dominated by Donald Trump tell us about the challenges facing advocates for social justice? … Continue reading

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Immigrant Rights vs. Racist Rhetoric

In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, anti-immigrant hate is revealing itself everywhere. Republican candidates for the presidency are smearing whole communities, fanning xenophobic bigotry, and seeking to end the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Too many politicians — including … Continue reading

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