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Whoa! Did You Know Scarlett Johansson Was Quarter Japanese?

imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – We must commend Hollywood for casting Asian Americans in mainstream films. It is a testament to its commitment to diversity.

Remember “Aloha?” Actress Emma Stone, who is  quarter Hawaiian, was cast opposite Bradley Cooper  in the 2015 Columbia Pictures’ romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe.

Now, Dreamworks has chosen quarter Japanese Scarlett Johansson to play the lead role in the iconic 1995 animated Japanese sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell.  The film revolves around Major Motoko Kusanagi, a member of a futuristic security force tasked with tracking a mysterious hacker. The  film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese.

Like “Aloha,” the Japanese sci-fi film is expected to be a blockbuster! We hope you’ll go see the film on the first week-end of its release nationwide.



imageMIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you are undocumented and you live in one of the designated ‘immigration centers’ in the U.S., then you’re in luck. You will have a quick path to citizenship, if Republican Senator Marco Rubio will have his way.

Today, at the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Rubio announced his ground-breaking proposal to grant immediate U.S. citizenship to undocumented immigrants living in the country’s Chinatowns, Japantowns, Koreatowns, Little Manila, Little Saigon, Little Havana and all other ethnic-specific communities.

Rubio said that he now realizes that it will be impossible to deport all of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country, and that as a gesture of good faith relative to the Obama administration’s immigration reform initiatives, he is sponsoring a bill to grant these foreign nationals the quickest possible path to U.S. citizenship.

Rubio said details of his proposal will be unveiled shortly, but he emphasized that in order for undocumented immigrants to qualify for this proposed new law, they must show proof that they have been residing continuously in the designated communities for at least five years. Once granted citizenship, they must remain in their communities and will not be allowed to relocate until after another 5 years of being a U.S. citizen.

So if you are undocumented and have lived in one of these communities —  from San Jose and Daly City to Boston and Miami — for five years and above, you are advised to contact your immigration attorney and start gathering required documentation like passports, utility bills, credit card statements and any proof of payment of sales tax.