The new law requires the United States Department of Justice to give serious consideration to anti-Asian anti-terrorism laws in the wake of the growing number of threats.
The United States House of Representatives has approved legislation to curb the growing number of anti-Asian crimes during the coronavirus epidemic, sending the order to President Joe Biden on Tuesday to sign it.
The measure, previously introduced in the Senate, was approved by a majority in the House, 364-62. The new law has directed the US Department of Justice to focus on violent crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Over the past year, U.S. police have seen a growing number of cases against Asians and Pacific Islanders, including shooting in March in Georgia, Georgia. killed six women from Asia.
“For more than a year, Asian Americans across the region have been calling for help,” said spokeswoman Grace Meng, who oversees the funding, said.
“We have all heard the shocking news and have seen horrific videos of Asian Americans being beaten, cut and spit on,” Meng said as the bill gave the Senate a 94-1 vote.
Asian American legislators and freedom fighters joined forces the rise of anti-Asian crimes to the political claims of former President Donald Trump and other Republican politicians who are to blame for the epidemic in China.
Hate crime is well-known difficult trial. The law provides time to pay for local prosecutors seeking advice on such cases and to provide legal training.
It also includes the Jabara-Heyer “NO HATE” Act, which promotes the enactment of laws on violence and the development of community and humanitarian assistance for victims of such violence.
The law is named after Khalid Jabara, a Lebanese American who was killed by his neighbors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2016, and Heather Heyer, who died in a car accident while traveling with whites in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. All the attacks were not shared. of violent crimes but may be subject to the new law.
In California and New York, homes for most Asian Americans have become available traumatic events violence against Asians.
In March, a 75-year-old 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.