Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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February 24, 2017

On February 22, two Indian American immigrants were targeted and shot in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, and one of them was killed. A third man was shot trying to stop the shooter. The shooter reportedly yelled “get out of my country” and thought his victims were “Middle Eastern.&rdquo. This horrible tragedy comes on the heels of months of racist...

February 24, 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) set forward a proposal to collect private social media information from Chinese visitors entering the U.S. on tourist and business visas. 

February 21, 2017

In response to the breaking news that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled new FAQs and policy memos aimed at detaining and deporting many more immigrants living in the U.S. regardless of their ties to communities, Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

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.

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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.