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大俠行天下日記  我見我聞我思 05/19

 

由紐約地區選出的華裔眾議員孟昭文所提出的反對歧視亞裔法案,今天以三百六十四票對六十二票絕大多數通過,並將請拜登總統簽署生效。

這項在國會首次通過之法案,將責成執法單位對於歧視亞裔之侵犯行為要做立即之處理。

孟昭文議員表示,我們亞裔社區已經無法繼續忍受那些日愈增長的偏見和種族歧視之攻擊, 我們更無法生活在恐懼之中,在此通過之法案中要求司法部所屬執法機關要盡快受理歧視報案,並增加经費設立政府之報案專缐及訓練地方警察,推動公共教育來防範對亞裔之歧視行為。

拜登總統曾宣稱,這是我們國家對司法公正和正義更進一步的行動。

今天我們對通過反對歧視亞裔之法案表示感謝和振奮,從我們立國之精神而言,整個美國歷史之強大和种族融合有著密不可分之關係,換言之,我們是個由世界移民組成之國家,千萬来自世界各地的移民,貢獻了他們的青春和生命,在此創立了新的家園。

亞裔人口雖然不是多數,但是我們對社會国家之貢獻是有目共賭,希望這個新的法律能夠立即發揮對亞裔社區保護之積極力量。

We Praise The Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to aggressively investigate hate crimes, especially in the Asian community that have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.

The vote was 364 to 62. All the votes against the bill were from the Republican Party.

The bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Grace Meng and Hawaii Senator Marie Hirono. At a news conference Ms. Meng said, “The Asian American community is exhausted from being forced to endure this rise in bigotry and racist attacks. We are tired of living in fear.”

This bill would establish a position at the Justice Department to expedite the agency’s review of hate crimes and expand the channels to report them. It would also encourage the creation of state-run hate crime hotlines, provide grant money to law enforcement agencies and train their officers to identify hate crimes, and introduce a series of public education campaigns around bias against people of Asian descent.

President Biden said this bill puts our nation one step closer to achieving justice and equality.

We are so glad and really appreciate this action. It is the first time the U.S. Congress has passed a bill to address this problem in our community.

This bill also recognizes that this is a country of immigrants.

Many Asian immigrants came to this land looking for opportunity. They devoted their whole lives to being good citizens. Asian-Americans are some of the top contributors in many fields.

Today all of us need to be united to overcome the challenges that face our nation.

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