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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Blog Posts

True, the metro is more convenient, cheaper, and better for the environment. But for wanderlust and women, here's an ode to driving.

Priyanka Mantha | September 30, 2011 - 11:56am
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A number of new films premiered at TIFF '11 and demonstrates the region to be home to many vibrant filmmaking communities now producing some of Asia's most original films.  

Ian Wang | September 30, 2011 - 10:00am

New America Media hears from both the Orange County DA office and a lead defense attorney for the Irvine 11 -- found guilty last week on misdemeanor counts -- on the outcome of the case.

New America Media | September 29, 2011 - 12:00am
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When an event begins with something like, “Yes, it’s meant to be racist and discriminatory,” you can probably guess that some people are going to be upset. That’s exactly what UC Berkeley’s Campus Republicans did with their pay-by-the-race bake sale.

Victoria Yue | September 29, 2011 - 12:00am
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Portraiture Now: Portraits of Asian American Encounter -- an exhibit featuring the works of seven contemporary Asian American artists -- runs through October 14, for free, at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

Victoria Yue | September 28, 2011 - 10:00am

I put down Tony D'Souza's Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight at 2:30 am, two days after starting it.

Jenny Yap | September 28, 2011 - 8:52am

Asian American Literary Review's  9/11 Issue launch, Amy Hill's new show on transracial adoption, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families' Anniversary Gala, and more.

Cynthia Brothers | September 28, 2011 - 7:13am

Oiyan Poon challenges social science scholarship to use the momentum of the Tiger Mom debate, to expand the field of research on Asian Americans in education beyond contesting the model minority -- beyond arguing comparatively, or to the negative.

Amerasia Journal | September 27, 2011 - 10:00am

The return of Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Modern Family, Glee, and the Sing-Off. Plus a ton of other shows, old and new.

Dianne Choie | September 27, 2011 - 9:00am

When it comes to accounts of life abroad written by foreign correspondents, Hyphen blogger Catherine Shu -- also a reporter in Taiwan -- reveals how journalistic shortcuts can have significant cultural implications.

Catherine Shu | September 27, 2011 - 8:45am
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