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Entries by Bill Ong Hing from 02/2012

Prop 8 Case and the Message for Immigration Reform

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

The striking down of California's Proposition 8 attempt to take away marital rights from same-sex couples sends a strong immigration-reform message to Congress: it's time to allow U.S. citizens lawfully married to same-sex partners the opportunity to apply for lawful immigrant status.

Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Crime

Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Their mass incarceration provides a lesson in human rights abuse that, unfortunately, the nation tends to forget too conveniently.