Delaware Congressional Delegation Letter to AG Loretta Lynch
Congress - December 4, 2015
A joint letter from Senators Thomas Carper and Christopher Coons, and Representative John Carney is sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch to express concerns about recent prosecutions of Chinese American scientists charged with trade secret, espionage, and related crimes.
Joint Congressional Letter to Secretary of Commerce
Congress - November 15, 2015
"We write to highlight the case of Sherry Chen, an employee of the National Weather Service within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)..."
42 Congresspersons submit Letter calling for a Full Investigation by the Department of Justice
Congress - November 5, 2015
A joint letter signed by forty two members of Congress was sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, calling for a full investigation by the Department of Justice into the cases of Xiaoxing Xi, Sherry Chen, and other similar cases regarding whether race or ethnicity played a role, and why it appears that there is a pattern and practice of minorities being singled out for arrest and indictment by federal officials.
Congressional Members Raised Concerns about Profiling
Congress - May 21, 2015
Congressional members led by Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, and the Asian Pacific American Caucus raised concerns about this apparent pattern of profiling due to ethnicity, national origin, and race during a press conference on Capitol Hill. A joint letter signed by 22 Congressional members was sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Was Race A Factor in Sherry Chen's Espionage Case?
NBC NEWS – May 27, 2015
“US Congressional leaders and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy organizations including Committee of 100 and OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates have called for a US Department of Justice investigation into whether National Weather Service hydrologist Sherry Chen may have been targeted for her race and national origin in now-dropped charges of alleged economic espionage.”
Falsely accused of spying, Weather Service employee’s life turned upside down
The Washington Post - May 15, 2015
"In October 2014, we heard an odd story about a National Weather Service employee in Ohio: the FBI announced that Xiafen “Sherry” Chen, a 59-year-old hydrologist at the Wilmington, Ohio, Weather Service office, was arrested — handcuffed and escorted out of the building — for charges that ultimately amounted to spying for China.
Except, it turns out, she wasn’t a spy."
Chinese-American Cleared of Spying Charges Now Faces Firing Chinese-American Cleared of Spying Charges Now Faces Firing
New York Times – Sept. 15, 2015
"Government officials say they intend to fire a Chinese-American hydrologist who was prosecuted but eventually cleared of espionage-related charges."