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John Tran, Virginia’s first Asian American judge, ttok the bench in Fairfax County for the first time Friday.The Virginia General Assembly elected Tran, 53, a McLean resident, in early May. He took his oath of office on June 27.
Board Fails to Provide Translated Ballot Required under Federal LawThe Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) sued the NYC Board of Elections ("the Board") for failing to comply with the language assistance provisions (Section 203) of the federal Voting Rights Act.
For the first time, South Asian voters will go to the polls and find ballots translated in Bengali, along with interpreters on site, during the Sept. 10 primaries.
In a meeting with local reporters, Republican U.S. Representative Joe Heck made clear he doesn’t support a Senate-passed immigration bill in its entirety. One provision he did highlight, though, was an exemption from visa limitations for children of Filipino veterans of World War II.
Last week’s announcement that Chicago’s City Council would create its first Asian-American Caucus is eliciting both praise and puzzlement from some observers skeptical of its influence.
Aiming to bring in more Indian American and Asian Americans into the fold, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus visited The Dragon restaurant here in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district last week to announce the party’s outreach efforts to boost the GOP’s chances to reclaim the White House in 2016.
The comprehensive immigration reform bill that U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is co-sponsoring would put millions of immigrants on the path to citizenship and would specifically benefit the Asians here, he said.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus met with Asian American Republican leaders to talk about their outreach efforts.
Since this year, the GOP is actively courting California with its 55 electoral votes, and its growing Asian American voting block.