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Pope and Trump Boost National Debate on Immigration Issue–Migrant Leader

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By Jennie L. Ilustre   An Asian American advocacy leader said the much-needed national debate on the urgent issue of immigration reform has received a boost from Pope Francis, who made a historic visit to the U.S. last month, and from Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the race for the 2016 presidential elections. Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) Executive …

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A Small Chinese Minority Group Finds a Home in DC

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  By Vanessa Wang Over a hundred and fifty people gather at Bohrer Regional Park to worship what is believed to be the fullest and biggest moon of the year. Alongside the moon-gazing activity, a lively group of men and women anywhere between twenty to eighty years old lead a festive sing-along. There is an impressive all-you-can-eat buffet of bubble …

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Wizards v. Rockets at Asian Heritage Night

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Mary Kong-DeVito: DC’s Diva of All things Edible

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By Suchi Rudra Strolling with her parents down the boardwalk in Atlantic City, 10-year-old Mary Kong-DeVito experienced her first love—food love, that is. After swallowing the first raw oyster of her life, Mary begged her father to order more, and eventually gulped down 2 or 3 dozen that afternoon. “I think something clicked that day. All I’d ever eaten before …

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DC Asian American Month Event Aims to be Young and Hip

DC Asian American Month Event Aims to be Young and Hip

By Yi Chen Washington, D.C. – Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2013 Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebration will take place on Thursday, May 30 at the historic Lincoln Theater. “Each May, our Nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders helped forge our country.” President Obama said in his proclamation, “Their story is …

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Jose Antonio Vargas

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Filipino-American writer and immigration rights activist returned to the DMV once again to share his story to students at the University of Maryland, College Park campus preceding a large immigration rights rally and march in Washington, DC. His story, while perhaps unconventional, is still an American dream.

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Fiesta Asia Will Feature Over 100 Acts

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Now in it’s eighth year, Fiesta Asia, sponsored by the Asia Heritage Foundation, will be more colorful than ever. The street event will take place in downtown DC this weekend on May 18th from 10am – 7pm and feature over 100 performers and vendors. A new highlight of the festival this year is the Fiesta Asia Emerging Stars talent competition …

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