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The Atlantic: Asian Americans and the Future of Affirmative Action

Jun 28 2016

In his new book, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, the strategist Greg Kaplan urges Asians not to identify as such on their applications. “Your child should decline to state her background if she identifies with a group that is overrepresented on campus even if her name suggests affiliation,” he advises parents, also referencing Jews.

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Asian American Press: ‘College for All’ legislation enacted in California

Jun 27 2016

SACRAMENTO (June 27, 2016) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the state budget, including two budget trailer bills, SB 828 and AB 1602, that together enact landmark legislation to improve college access and readiness for all California students.

Due to the tremendous leadership of Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, California students of all backgrounds – especially students who are low income, English learners, or foster youth – will have greater opportunity to attend and graduate from the state’s four-year public universities.

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Daily Democrat: Supreme Court leaves undocumented immigrants out in the cold

Jun 24 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people living illegally across California are now facing a sobering new reality: The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t coming to their rescue and their fate may be tied more precariously than ever to the outcome of this year’s presidential election.

News that the high court deadlocked, blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from moving forward, quickly spread anxiety across a state with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of unauthorized immigrants.

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Asian Journal: Supreme Court arrives at deadlocked decision on Obama’s immigration orders

Jun 24 2016

THE Supreme Court arrived at a deadlocked decision on President Barack Obama’s contested immigration policies on Thursday, June 23, leaving the fate of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. uncertain.

A 4-4 vote delays definitive judgment on the matter and leaves in place a ruling from a lower court that blocks the president’s executive order. A tie would not have happened if not for a vacant ninth seat on the bench left by former Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February.

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