More from this author. David Handschuh June 24, A special ceremony was held recently to posthumously dedicate a portrait of former Supreme Court Justice George R. Peck at the Nassau County Supreme Court.
The Asian American Vote 2016: A Report by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
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Mari Matsuda on the Trump's plan to detain migrant children at Oklahoma's Fort Sill military base--where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII: "Treating native inhabitants as destined for removal, incarcerating Japanese Americans and locking up refugee children reveal a pattern rather than an aberration, marking the deep contradiction that haunts our nation. Trump today abandoned his plan to add a citizenship question to the Census; instead, he is directing federal agencies to provide information on citizens and noncitizens. Trump spoke about states that may want to use citizenship info for redistricting purposes--a tipoff that this is all about limiting political representation for communities of color. But is the damage already done? So now, we must ensure that there is a full and accurate count of the Asian American community. Jump to. Sections of this page.
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By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all. In , a small group of lawyers, activists and students in Lower Manhattan came together to create a new organization focused on the legal needs of the Asian American community. Some early AALDEF advocacy efforts included: calling for the hiring of Chinese American construction workers at Confucius Plaza in Manhattan's Chinatown and mounting a campaign to stop the deportation of Filipino doctors, who had been recruited to fill the shortage of medical personnel in the United States. AALDEF volunteer attorneys represented Chinese Americans arrested in a protest against police brutality in Manhattan's Chinatown and joined a rally to support an innocent bystander, Peter Yew, who was beaten by police after complaining about their mishandling of a minor traffic incident.