Issuing blunt new warnings about his predecessor Donald Trump’s potential return to the White House, President Joe Biden cited “potential threats” to US democracy, stating that something “dangerous” is happening in America. Stating that democracies die when people “remain silent” and “don’t stand up”, he urged the voters to prioritise the health of American institutions.
The former mayor of Anaheim has confessed to federal charges of corruption and agreed to plead guilty to obstructing an FBI public corruption investigation by destroying evidence and making false statements to FBI agents, the Justice Department announced on August 16, 2023.
A 38-year-old Indian-origin hacker from Virginia was sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing customer credit card numbers. Chirag Patel from Norfolk pleaded guilty to computer fraud and was sentenced by US District Judge G Murray Snow to 51 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
The mortal remains of Indian citizen Aishwarya Thatikonda, who was among the victims in the Allen, Texas shootout, will be sent to India soon and assistance will be provided to her family. Thatikonda was among the nine people killed when a gun-wielding man opened fire at shoppers outside a mall in the Dallas area in the US last Saturday.
Indian American state representative Amish Shah announced that he will be running for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, currently held by Republican David Schweikert.
With an aim to expand its footprint in the US, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) inaugurated its eighth overseas chapter in Arizona on March 31, 2023.
This is the 45th overseas chapter of ICAI globally and one of the three new chapters in the US that had been announced by the ICAI president, CA. Aniket Sunil Talati. The other two are scheduled to be opened in Seattle and Ohio.
More Asian Americans are turning out to vote than ever before, but to what extent do they participate in other civic and political activities? A survey of Asian Americans in California conducted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides some answers on the civic and political life of California’s Asian Americans.