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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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UNDOCUMENTED RUSH TO AVAIL OF DEFERRED DEPORTATION

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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Pinoy DREAMers can dream again with deferred action

Aug 14 2012

Asian Journal

LOS ANGELES – When Anthony N. recently graduated from a University of California last year, a kind of depression set in. The 23-year-old undocumented Filipino didn’t know what to do next. His prospects were limited. Though he graduated with a political science degree, he didn’t have the proper paperwork to work in the United States.

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How will presidential candidates win over Asian-American voters?

Aug 8 2012

89.3 KPCC

According to 2010 United States Census Bureau statistics, Asian-Americans account for more than five percent of the country’s population, with the fastest growth of any ethnic group in the U.S. since 2000. Republican and Democratic experts say targeting the vote of Asian-Americans – those with Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Pakistani and other backgrounds – isn’t just necessary but essential in order to snag a presidential win in November.

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