Tana Lin, 55, is making history as the first Asian American judge appointed to a federal district court in the state of Washington.
Making history: The Senate confirmed Lin, a civil rights lawyer and former public defender with 30 years of legal experience, as a judge to the U.S. district court for the Western District of Washington.
A proposed bipartisan bill aimed at giving so-called “Documented Dreamers” a path to permanent residency hit a roadblock on Sunday after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled against including immigration reforms in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion, 10-year spending plan.
Rare bipartisan support: Last week, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., unveiled the “America’s Children Act” legislation that aims to grant children of long-term visa holders a means to apply for their own green card, the New York Times reported.
A bill to fight anti-Asian hate crimes passed in a 94-1 vote in the Senate on Thursday.
PASSED: Today, the US Senate rejects anti-Asian hate.
Amid the outrage surrounding the United States Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s recent sexual assault accusations comes some strong words from Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) who told men in political power to “shut up and step up.”
Earlier this week, Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed the abuse happened decades ago when they were still teenagers. Ford has since received both support and condemnation from both sides of the political spectrum.