Michael (Pierre Png) and Astrid (Gemma Chan)
Watching ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ this week? Here are some other perspectives on the island — that go beyond the uber-rich narrative.
Mother of the groom Eleanor Sung-Young (Michelle Yeoh)
It’s a rare big US studio film with an all Asian cast. But here’s why those with ties to Singapore’s local literary scene have mixed feelings about it.
Two women wearing head scarves watch a man at a podium.
The San Diego school district worked with a Muslim organization after Muslim students said they were bullied. A group of parents sued, saying the school district singled out Muslim students as a special religious group.
Man sits behind large stack of papers, brown envelopes
It took 16 years for Herberth Cortez Gaitan to have his asylum case heard, 9 more for him to be deported — and 2 years for him to return to the US after a federal court found that immigration judges had made a mistake.
Maria Mendoza
Post-deportation, two parents now back in Mexico parent long-distance, checking in with their children daily on everything from what's for breakfast to schoolwork to paying the mortgage.
Jewish man prays at altar with pews behind him, USA flag in background
Ottumwa, Iowa’s centenarian B’nai Jacob synagogue held its final service in May — but the congregation’s story lives on in the heart of South America through one of its Torahs, the sacred Jewish text.
Man at dinner table, surrounded by people
“The fact that the director allowed me to breathe and thought me worthy to take up space, it’s such a simple, subtle thing, but it was startling to me,” says Elyse Dinh who plays Mrs. Phan.
Man playing guitar in front of projected images laughing, with woman next to him, arm around his shoulder. Laptop on chair in background.
Temporary Protected Status for Haitians runs out on July 22, 2019. There are about 58,000 Haitians and their 27,000 US-born children who will be affected.
Bassem Youssef stands in front of a microphone in a recording studio. Behind him is a screen lit up with the title of his new podcast: "Remade in America with Bassem Youssef."
Bassem Youssef was once called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt." Now the comedian is looking for American fans.
Woman at podium wipes away tears, while man stands next to her
It is rare for legislators at the state level to take action to limit the federal immigration agency. At a recent hearing, advocates asked New Mexico to do just that.

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