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Filipino nurses win language discrimination settlement

Sep 18 2012

Los Angeles Times

A group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak "English only" won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California hospital where bosses and co-workers were allegedly urged to eavesdrop on the immigrant workers.

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APIA groups file brief supporting race-conscious admission

Aug 14 2012

Asian Journal

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), which is composed of several Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups nationwide, have filed an amicus curiae brief with the US Supreme Court in support of race-conscious admissions in higher education.

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Aug 14 2012

Balitang America

Los Angeles, Calif.–For undocumented Filipino Seth Ronquillo, tomorrow is a new beginning for him and his family. The 20-year-old film student joins an estimated 1.4 million young people anxiously waiting for the day to apply for the deferred action immigration policy set forth recently by President Barack Obama.

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