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Calif. Legislature Urges Swift Funding for Filipino Vets

Filipino veterans were elated when the Obama administration signed legislation in February 2009 to award compensation for their military service long ago during World War II. But more than a year and a half later many of these same veterans are still waiting for their lump sum payments, $15,000 for those living in the United States and $9,000 for ...Read More

Police: Pa. Asians Targeted Again by Criminals

PRIMOS, Pa.—Police in suburban Philadelphia say Asian American business owners are apparently being targeted again by criminals. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says there have been three home invasions in recent weeks targeting Asian owners of shops in Delaware County. Chitwood says the most recent crime was Aug. 8 in Haver...Read More

Gulf Coast Youth Help Rebuild After Oil Spill

This time last year Ro Le would be busy shrimping in the Gulf waters with his nephew serving as his deckhand. Now having been displaced from fishing for about four months, Le's nephew says his uncle sits quietly at home overwhelmed by his obligations as the former breadwinner. "You don't know the stress that he goes through," said Le's nephew Tung...Read More

Asian American Fishermen in Limbo After the Gulf Oil Spill

Thirty-nine-year-old Tuan Dang says he has waited patiently since May to go back on the Gulf waters to shrimp or to receive a call from the oil clean up program. Every day in August Dang says he has called BP to check on the status of his application with its Vessels of Opportunity program. Be patient, he says they told him. But Dang says he even...Read More

Congress Honors Japanese American WWII Veterans

HONOLULU—Ronald Oba grew up saluting the U.S. flag and saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school, like millions of other American boys. But he was labeled an "enemy alien" after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, because his ancestors came from the same land as the attacking planes. To prove his loyalty, Oba joined the Army as soon as ...Read More

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