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February 8, 2016 In The News
Asians and Pacific Islanders make up more than 80 percent of the people in the government's employment visa backlogs, according to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. They also account for more than 40 percent of the people waiting for family immigrant visas
January 5, 2016 In The News
“After the tragic shooting in San Bernardino — as with dozens and dozens of mass shooting that have come before — we cried out for action,” said U.S. Rep Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park. “Smart proposals like more background checks can reduce the likelihood of a future mass shooting and limits on magazines and assault weapons can save lives.
January 5, 2016 In The News
"This is an historic apology for an historic wrong by Japan," Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), said in a statement. "By acknowledging both Japan's role and remorse, and by contributing to a fund for the survivors, Japan is setting an example for the world that such crimes cannot be forgotten, ignored, or repeated. "
November 20, 2015 In The News
“Well I just returned from Washington D.C. last night, and the last thing I did before I got on to the plane was to cast a vote against the bill that would block Syrian refugees," said Rep. Judy Chu, (CA-27) before being interrupted by applause. "It is wrong to stereotype and scapegoat immigrant and refugees."
November 19, 2015 In The News
Later that day, Chu grilled the attorney general at a House Oversight Committee hearing, and demanded to know why the FBI kept going after Asian-American scientists. She asked for specific answers on the Xi and Chen cases. Chu had invited both scientists to attend the hearing, and they sat directly behind Lynch as she declined to offer up any details.
November 18, 2015 In The News
“The fact that not one single case of espionage by a Japanese American was proven underscores how wrong Mayor Bowers is to positively cite this policy,” Chu said in a statement. “Instead of keeping us safe, Japanese internment compromised our principles and demonized an entire population of Americans. It is outrageous to let the same kind of xenophobia influence our policy today.
Flanked by two scientists who experienced this, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said at a news conference Tuesday the arrests appear to show a “practice and pattern of the federal government profiling Chinese American scientists as spies from China even when there is no credible evidence to support it.”
November 17, 2015 In The News
The meeting with Lynch was called by Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and will come one day after Chu questioned the attorney general at a House Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing, with Chen and Xi presen
November 16, 2015 In The News
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) has authored a bill that would would require Medicare to cover acupuncture services for all enrollees, regardless of their insurance plan
November 5, 2015 In The News
“Enough is enough,” Chu said in an interview. “This report just documents what we thought was true, which is that they are negligent, and we have to stop the ability for private companies to profit off of detainees.”