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Asian American Immigration in the Age of Trump

Malaysian activists hold placards during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration order outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 3, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

“I think there's tremendous fear in immigrant communities as a result of the election.” 

Video: Asian Americans Offer Advice to President Trump

Current Affairs

If you had 60 seconds with the 45th president, what would you say? We asked local Asian Americans to tell us — on camera.

Japanese Internment Survivors Warn Against Repeating History's Mistakes

Demonstrators at Miami International Airport protest an executive order that President Donald Trump signed clamping down on refugee admissions and temporarily restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 29, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty)
Current Affairs

Rhetoric and executive action targeting Muslims elicits fears that America is failing to remember one of its darkest episodes.

NBC Sitcom Reveals Network TV's First Undocumented Asian Immigrant

Mateo, portrayed by Nico Santos, in the NBC sitcom 'Superstore.' (Vivian Zink/NBC | 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)
Current Affairs

Mateo, a character on the show 'Superstore,' evokes the experience of Jose Antonio Vargas.

Interview: Ivy Teng Lei on Why Asian Americans Have as Much Stake in the Immigration Debate as Anyone Else

Ivy Teng Lei at City Hall Park in New York City. (Daniel Liong)
Current Affairs

"I felt that they needed someone who was not just a Latino face. Asian Americans are just as much of this movement as other immigrants in this country."

Interview: Historian Erika Lee on the 'Traumatic' History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S.

Historian Erika Lee lectures to a class. (Patrick O'Leary)
Current Affairs

The preeminent immigration historian discusses her family’s hardship coming to the U.S., how stereotypes of Chinese immigrants are shifting, and how Asian Americans remain “invisible” in many ways.

Filmmaker: The Torture of Undocumented Workers 'Made My Skin Crawl'

Filipino domestic workers attend a demonstration for migrant laborer rights. (ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Producers of the documentary "I Am Not Here" discuss how they depicted the perilous situations many undocumented domestic helpers find themselves in after migrating abroad.

Interview: New York's Nisha Agarwal on Why Being Pro-Immigrant Make Cities Stronger

Nisha Agarwal speaks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces her appointment as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs on Friday, February 28, 2014. (Ed Reed/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Current Affairs

The commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs warns that often "the voice of a small, anti-immigrant minority drowns out the vast majority of Americans who support making this country welcoming and inclusive."

Interview: Vietnamese-American Poet on Challenging the ‘Dominant Discourses Regarding Race' in the US

Vietnamese American spoken artist and social activist Bao Phi. (AnRong Xu)
Arts

Spoken word artist and social activist Bao Phi says privileged Asian American activists need to "illuminate the least privileged in our own communities."

Multimedia: Artists Explore 'Cultural Paths' Created Through Chinese and Mexican Immigration

Tony de los Reyes, <i>Border Theory (rio bravo/las garzas)</i>, 2014, Dye and oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist
ArtsMultimedia

What can art tell us about the American immigration experience? Find out from four artists featured in 'The Other Side,' an exhibition now on view at Asia Society Texas Center.