Wednesday, April 25, 2018

They Call Us Bruce - Episode 38: They Call Us Pulitzer

Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. Each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus on media, entertainment and popular culture.

On this episode, we welcome journalism student Mariel Padilla, who, at 23 years old, just won a Pulitzer Prize for her role in The Cincinnati Enquirer's coverage documenting Cincinnati's heroin epidemic.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How A Migration Lawyer Can Help You With Visa Applications

Applying for an Australian visa can be daunting and that’s why a DBH Migration Lawyer can help make the process less stressful.

In Australia, there are six classes of visas however each class contains numerous subclasses that need to be considered. Working and Skilled visas, as well as Family and Spousal visas, contain 22 subclasses making them complex, text-heavy documents for a person to navigate. The Migration Act 1958 also needs to be understood if you or your family are hoping to migrate to Australia.

Your unique circumstances will determine which type of visa you should apply for, but it can be difficult to interpret and understand the many laws involved.

There are many questions that arise:

  • What type of visa should I apply for?
  • How do I apply?
  • Which fees do I need to pay?
  • What are my visa entitlements?

To ensure your visa application has a successful outcome, you should seek the help of a professional Migration Lawyer. A Migration Lawyer can also be called a Registered Migration Agent and their greater understanding of such a complex area of law will allow you to rest assured that your visa application will be considered.

What does a Migration Lawyer do?

A Migration Lawyer can assist with your application for an Australian visa and alleviate any associated stress. A Migration Lawyer has experience in preparing documentation correctly and will provide you with legal advice and support.

A Migration Lawyer will provide honest, comprehensive advice about any applicable fees or costs you may be required to pay when applying for a visa. They will liaise with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on your behalf so that you need not worry and your application has the best chance of being successful.

The benefits of hiring a Migration lawyer

With so many different visas available, the process of applying can be difficult and disheartening. A Migration Lawyer can help you to understand the application, will answer your questions and guide you from start to finish.

Specialist knowledge and expertise

Migration law is complicated; (the Migration Act 1958 needs to be considered if you or your family want to migrate to Australia). A DBH Migration Lawyer can seamlessly navigate Australia’s ever-changing migration laws and help you find solutions to any challenges during the application process.

Save time, money and stress

Hiring a professional will help you streamline your visa application process with their expert knowledge and experience. Migration Lawyers know the rules and regulations that must be considered when applying for a visa and can advise you on the best course of action to take during each part of the process. A visa application is time-consuming, but a Migration Lawyer can help reduce delays by liaising with various authorities on your behalf and ensuring your application is completed accurately and efficiently.

A higher chance of success

Visa eligibility requests are very specific and strict; mishandling or failing to comply with any requirements can lead to your application being rejected. The chances of having your visa approved are much higher when you have a Migration Lawyer to advise you through the entire process.

A migration lawyer will provide you with sound advice and prepare a solid case for your application, reducing the chance of your application being unsuccessful.

How do I find a Migration Lawyer?

Duncan Basheer Hannon’s Registered Migration Lawyers will guide you through your visa application process, from start to finish.

DBH can help you find the right visa for your circumstances and assist you in completing the application with a greater chance of success. DBH provide clear, comprehensive legal advice on how to complete your application, which fees you might be required to pay and what your entitlements may be. A DBH Migration Lawyer can answer any questions you have about the visa application process.

DBH can also provide advice on related areas of law, such as complex spousal visas and other family law matters, as well as commercial law if you’re migrating your business to Australia.

If you’re looking for help with visa applications, free call Duncan Basheer Hannon on 1800 324 324. Not ready to call? That’s OK, ask a question online and we will get back to you via email.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Crazy Rich Asians trailer is here. And you are not ready.

"The only thing crazier than love is family."

Here we go. Who said there are no Asian American movie stars? After teasing us with a juicy sliver of footage last week, the full official trailer for Crazy Rich Asians has finally dropped. And it is hot damn glorious.

If you haven't heard about this movie, you will. Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, and directed by Jon M. Chu, the contemporary fish-out-of-water romantic comedy is the first major Hollywood studio movie featuring an all-Asian cast in over 25 years. And judging from the trailer, it's going to be a blast.

Fresh Off The Boat's Constance Wu stars as Rachel Chu, a Chinese American economics professor who accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (newcomer Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. But she soon learns that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is his family impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Read These Blogs

Meet the journalism student who found out she won a Pulitzer in class
23-year-old Mariel Padilla, a grad student at Columbia Journalism School, won a Pulitzer for her reporting on the opioid epidemic for The Cincinatti Enquirer. In addition to helping to write "Seven Days of Heroin," Padilla created a much-needed database for better coverage of the crisis.

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1965 to Today: Moving Towards a Majority-Minority America
With the Trump Administration's eye on xenophobic immigration policies, America's family-based, legal immigration system -- the one that shaped Alton Wang's family -- is under attack.

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'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.
Despite a bilateral agreement that Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the U.S. prior to 1995, many of this population have been deported. Many deportees say adjusting to life in Vietnam has been difficult, especially since they are viewed with suspicion by Vietnamese officials and have trouble finding work.

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Why Your Mother Can't Drive
"Your mother can't drive because when all her high school friends were getting permits, she was an undocumented teen with a MetroCard but no I.D." Cinelle Barnes on intergenerational trauma and growing up undocumented.

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Here's Why You've Never Heard Of The Titanic's Chinese Survivors
Wait, what?! A century ago, a racist press either muddied or completely ignored the names of Chinese survivors of the fatal Titanic voyage -- part of the reason why you've probably never heard about these people.

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From Internment Camps to Souped-Up Chevys: The Rise of Nikkei Car Clubs
Oliver Wang looks at Nikkei car clubs of '50s and '60s L.A. -- comprised of Japanese American teens who either had families who had been incarcerated during World War II, or had been incarcerated themselves.

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BuzzFeed's Eugene Lee Yang Mixes Humor With Social Commentary
Filmmaker Eugene Lee Yang is a breakout internet star from the popular video series "The Try Guys."

Friday, April 20, 2018

Angry Reader of the Week: Lori Kido Lopez

"Most importantly, I am always hungry."

Greetings, internet friends. As we do every week, it is time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Lori Kido Lopez.

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Watch for these reactions from your children during a divorce

Divorce is a family affair -- it affects everyone, including your children.

There's bound to be some fear, grief and even anger on their part -- so how do you know if they're handling things in a healthy manner or not? There are a number of signs that your kids are having trouble coping.

In young children, you may see:

  • Regressions in age, reverting to thumb sucking or wetting the bed
  • Changes in sleeping patterns, nightmares or insisting on sleeping with you or their other parent
  • Worries that you'll forget to pick them up from school or day care, or an irrational fear that you'll suddenly leave
  • The sudden appearance of an imaginary friend

In older children, you might see:

  • Extreme changes in clothing, hair or makeup
  • Secretive behavior, such as hiding in their rooms
  • Changes in interests, including new friends that don't come around

In children of any age, look for:

  • Sudden changes in a child's weight
  • Outbursts of anger or extreme moods swings
  • Rebellion, including refusing to obey parents and teachers
  • Refusing to see the parent that "left"
  • Behaving differently for one parent than the other
  • A frantic hope or insistence that you and your spouse will get back together
  • Sudden, vague health complaints with no identifiable cause, like stomachaches and headaches

If your child is exhibiting worrisome symptoms of stress, it's smart to be proactive. Sit your children down and address the divorce in a clear, age-appropriate way. Reassure your child that both parents still care and will be there -- even if one has moved out of the home. Make every effort to answer your children's questions. Be kind about your spouse -- whatever his or her faults, that person is still your child's other parent.

Also, consider counseling for your children -- especially children in their teens. They may need a sounding board they can trust who is outside the household.

Finally, remind yourself that this transition period may be difficult but it won't last forever. Once the divorce process is over, you'll be able to establish some "new normals" that will help your children thrive.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

First Look at the Crazy Rich Asians Movie

New footage teases the upcoming full trailer for hotly anticipated romantic comedy.

At long last, here it is! Your first glimpse at the Crazy Rich Asians movie. The official full trailer drops on Monday, but Warner Bros. is first giving us a little tease of the hotly anticipated summer romantic comedy.

Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, she learns his secre: Nick's family is rich. Crazy Rich. Not only is his family impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Crazy Rich Asians is directed by Jon M. Chu, written by Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli, and stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Jimmy O. Yang, Chris Pang, Sonoya Mizuno and more.

Take a look:

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