Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

March 16, 2018

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) called for U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to issue a formal public apology to Representative Colleen Hanabusa for his inappropriate use of the Japanese language in response to her question about preserving funding for memorials recognizing the WWII incarceration of...

March 6, 2018

Today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will sue California over the state’s sanctuary laws.

March 1, 2018
 On February 13, 2018, during a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI director Christopher Wray made broad allegations that “professors, scientists, and students” of Chinese heritage in the United States...
February 28, 2018

Vietnamese refugees have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging their detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Since March 2017, ICE began picking up dozens of Vietnamese refugees and subjecting them to prolonged and indefinite detention in violation of federal law. Many of them were young children or teenagers...

February 26, 2018

Civil rights advocates applaud the Southern District Court of California for dismissing a lawsuit that sought to overturn the City of Poway’s election system and challenge the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). 

February 23, 2018

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) made changes to its mission statement yesterday, taking out the phrases “secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants” and “promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship,” and adding the words “protecting Americans, securing the homeland.” The word “customer” was also removed...

February 21, 2018

According to a new report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), there are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census...

February 15, 2018
LOS ANGELES - The Senate ended today by failing to pass a bill to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth. Among the amendments up for a vote was a bill heavily supported by the Trump administration, a white nativist wish list which failed miserably on the floor.


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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.