The new law calls on the United States Department of Justice to focus on cases of hostility between these threats.
The United States Congress passed Thursday a resolution calling for an increase in Asian anti-corruption cases during the coronavirus epidemic, and set the stage for a comprehensive anti-hate law.
The measure, which was presented to the Senate by a majority of 94-1 members, could direct the U.S. Department of Justice to review the violence and assist law enforcement officials in responding to violent incidents.
Over the past year, U.S. police have seen a growing number of cases against Asians and Pacific Islanders, including last month’s shooting in Georgia. killed six women from Asia.
“It just turns in your stomach what we saw so far – over and over again – after COVID-19,” Senate Chief Justice Chuck Schumer said following the vote.
In California and New York, homes for many Asian-Americans have been found traumatic events violent.
In March, a 75-year-old Asian-American man, Pak Ho, died after being thrown to the ground and walking early in the morning in his hometown of Oakland. The suspect is accused of assault but not of hatred.
In New York, a 65-year-old woman in the Philippines was beaten during the day walking down the street with a man who kicked her in the stomach and kicked her in the head. The incident was filmed on security video. He escaped and was arrested.
Last year, an Asian immigrant and his two young sons were caught and beaten while shopping in Midland, Texas.
The monitoring team, Stop AAPI Hate, reported 3,795 nationwide incidents between March 2020 and February 2021.
“Every day people face such discrimination,” Schumer told reporters. “I hear these stories.”
“An official told me he was afraid to walk down the street from the house where he lived because he had been cursed and spit on,” a New York senator said.
“One girl told me that she was not going to take the subway again because her appearance was so complicated and restrictive. The two stories could be repeated several times a day in each area.”
Asian-American lawmakers and activists have said the rise of anti-Asian crimes deals with the political claims of former President Donald Trump and other Republican politicians who have blamed China for the epidemic.
Hate crime is the so-called difficult to judge. The law provides time for local lawyers to seek advice on such cases and to be trained on how to proceed.
“This unprecedented, unprecedented attacks and incidents are taking place in major markets, on our streets, in restaurants – in particular, wherever we are,” Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono said.
The terrorists are “advanced and advanced” of various forms of rhetoric that have been used against Asians during the epidemic, in addition to the curses Trump used, Hirono said.
“This tells the AAPI team that we are watching you and will stand by you and protect you,” said Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth.
The bill, backed by President Biden, is also expected to remove many from the Democratic House of Representatives before they go to the President’s office to sign it.