Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

February 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — In response to news this past week about surges in detentions and deportations by ICE and a rising fear and anxiety amongst immigrant communities, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:  
 
 
February 16, 2017
Advancing Justice - California Lauds Introduction of
"California Voting for All Act" to Improve Language Access in California Elections
 
February 10, 2017
LOS ANGELES -  This week, there have been multiple reports of immigrants being detained and deported, likely as a result of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s orders to increase immigration enforcement. This includes reports yesterday of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...
February 9, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Attorney general nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions, was confirmed through a floor vote in the Senate this evening. 
 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issued the following statement:
February 9, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, reacts to the ruling on the travel ban executive order issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 
 
February 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Yesterday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue (R-GA) filed a bill called the RAISE Act that would upend the immigration system to further a white nationalist agenda and move the country in the wrong direction.

February 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES - Today, a coalition of Los Angeles based civil rights and community groups issued a Public Records Act (PRA) request to Mayor Eric Garcetti seeking transparency about federal grants awarded to the City of Los Angeles totalling $825,000, as part of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. Recent news reports...

February 1, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, responds to the selection of Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court Justice of the United States with the following statement:
January 27, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Today, President Trump issued an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.  “We condemn today’s executive orders condoning fear and ignorance in the name of national security,” said Elica Vafaie, National Security and Civil Rights...

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.