Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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Sep 17, 2018
September 17 is #CitizenshipDay, an annual celebration of new U.S. citizens. At Advancing Justice-LA, we have an entire team dedicated to helping immigrants on their pathway to citizenship.
 
Aug 23, 2018
A few weeks ago, the Labor Commissioner’s Office – California’s government agency tasked with enforcing the state’s labor laws – cited a Temecula-based nail salon $1.2 million for misclassifying its 36 workers, and failing to pay them the wages they earned. It is one of the largest citations recorded against a nail salon in the state’s history. 
Aug 16, 2018

This week we had a major victory in our work on behalf of the Cambodian American community, many of whom arrived here as refugees. Last fall, in the wake of the largest immigration raids targeting the Cambodian community, we filed Chhoeun v. Marin, a federal lawsuit on behalf of Cambodians at risk of unlawful arrests and detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This week, the federal judge in Chhoeun ruled that our lawsuit could move forward as a class action.

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Josh Tran, Law Clerk with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Sarah Rahimi, Law Clerk with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Chun Sun Baak, Intern with the SAFE Project

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Iris Ma, Law Clerk with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018
July 26th is National Intern Day! We are happy to host a range of interns and law clerks year-round (and over the summer!) from all over the country to help in one of our many program areas. 
Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Shiv Pandya, Intern with Impact Litigation

Jul 11, 2018

The Pro Bono Spotlight honors volunteers and the important work they do to help Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA fulfill its mission of serving communities in need. In this edition, we recognize Angelique Nguyen-Le, who has been an amazing volunteer with the Litigation team since 2017. She has volunteered over 125 hours with the organization and is still currently volunteering. Angelique has a master’s degree from UCI and is currently working in Orange County.

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Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, 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.