Smith: Generosity Fuels The American Dream

As we gear up for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Tita Smith, who works with Catholic Charities in Orange County, talks about the importance of serving the poor, what she calls, “the starting line for the American Dream.”

Advancing Justice-CA Urges White House to Rescind National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS) Program

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November 22, 2016

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ADVANCING JUSTICE-CA URGES WHITE HOUSE TO RESCIND NATIONAL SECURITY ENTRY-EXIT REGISTRATION SYSTEM (NSEERS) PROGRAM
Nearly 200 Groups Seek to Eliminate Registration Program Targeting Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Immigrants 
LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA), together with almost 200 human rights, civil liberties, education, social justice, and inter-faith organizations nationwide, has signed-on to a letter urging the White House to rescind the regulations that created the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program, which could be used as a stepping-stone for President-elect Trump’s “Muslim database.”  NSEERS went into effect shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks in an attempt  to register and track non-immigrant visa holders from 25 countries, which disproportionately targeted Muslim, Arab, and South Asian visitors to the United States. It proved to be discriminatory, ineffective, and inefficient. In 2011 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suspended the program.  However, because it was not dismantled, the program can easily be revived.

Orange County Bar Association To Honor Dean J. Zipser With Franklin G. West Award

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Orange County Bar Association To Honor Dean J. Zipser With Franklin G. West Award
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (November 21, 2016) – The Orange County Bar Association will present attorney Dean J. Zipser with the Franklin G. West Award at its 2017 Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif.

New Valley Fever Test Shows Promise, but Obstacles Remain

A new skin test called Spherusol can detect whether a person has developed a natural immunity to valley fever, a sometimes fatal disease caused fungal spores in soil. But despite its promise, the test isn’t in wide use.