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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Dianne Feinstein

November 22nd, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by Diana

Name: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Hails from: The Golden State

Occupation: Senior U.S. Senator

Known for: Being effective. After forty-one years in elected public office, Feinstein can be recognized for countless benchmark events in her career. But this week in particular, Feinstein should be lauded for her role in preventing student Steve Li’s deportation to Peru with a private bill introduced on Friday.

A quick refresher on Steve Li: The 20-year-old nursing student’s parents, Chinese nationals, fled their home country to Peru in the 1980s to avoid the country’s 1-child policy.  Steve was born in Peru, but at age 12, brought to live on a visa with his parents in the United States. Li’s parents sought political asylum, which was denied in 2003. The family continued to live in the United States illegally, although Steve was unaware of his illegal status. As a result, Steve and his parents were all arrested earlier this year, held for two months in detention facilities, and set up to be deported–his mother and father to China, and him to Peru where he no longer has any family. Steve’s parents were not allowed to accompany him to Peru. Notably, Li, a model citizen and scholar, would qualify for a green card to stay in the U.S. if the DREAM Act were to pass–and with this in mind, Feinstein intervened.

From the Senator’s private bill:

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

November 19th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine



Kate Middleton and Olivia Munn – separated at birth? Or do all hot brunettes just look alike? [TMZ]

The monologue of last night’s Conan went out the window when Coco became transfixed by a totally adorable (26-year-old) Asian Harry Potter fan. [TBS]

Dan Choi took to Twitter to call Barack Obama “the worst POTUS in #LGBT history.” [Joe My God]

Meanwhile, Kal Penn is back to work at the White House with the POTUS after filming A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, likely bearing the best bag of munchies EVAR. [ABC News]

Fei Lam made $130,000 for selling the parts to make a white iPhone, aka the Moby Dick of smartphones. [Gawker]

If Kate Gosselin re-packs her kids’ uneaten school lunches the next day (waste not, want not!), does that make her a Hardass Asian Mama or just lazy? [MSNBC]

Privy helps you casually copy the dining habits of your favorite Asian celebs. “Oh yah, Kelly Hu and I dine here all the time.” [Privy.net]

This sad story of a six-year-old AIDS orphan living alone in China has a happy ending – he’s being adopted! [China Smack]

Baby panda! Baby panda! Baby panda! [Zoo Atlanta]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

November 15th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking to block the deportation of San Francisco student Steve Li. The deportation, originally scheduled to take place today, was delayed as of Sunday afternoon. [SFGate.com]

“Ask A Model Minority Suicide”, a monthly column about the author’s personal experience with depression, debuts in Hyphen magazine. [Hyphen]

Hatsune Miku, Japan's singing hologram who performs to sold-out crowds

It’s Japanese Jem (though without the Holograms), y’all. [Gawker.tv]

Gawker wonders if Takeru Kobayashi may be washed up after he failed to finish at a recent pizza eating competition. DISGRASIAN doesn’t wonder – we know, sob.[Gawker]

Momofuku’s chef (and fantasy DISGRASIANtern boyfriend – what?) David Chang is expanding his culinary empire to Australia. [Luxist]

Antonio Margarito’s face beat the crap out of Manny Pacquiao’s gloves. GO PACMAN! [New York Times]

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