Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Immigrants Rights

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) are a community that is nearly two-thirds immigrant and the fastest growing racial group in the United States. At the local, state, and federal level, Advancing Justice - LA works to amplify Asian American and NHPI community voices in the immigration reform debate and advocates for fair laws and policies affecting Asian American and NHPI immigrants using both administrative and legislative strategies. 

Our activities include monitoring and analyzing immigration legislation or policies, educating communities and individuals about policy developments, and working in coalition with community partners to push for reform.

This year, we are calling for a modern, common-sense immigration process that:

  • Creates a clear and reasonable roadmap to citizenship for all 11 million immigrants who are committed to our country and are Americans in every sense of the word, except on paper
     
  • Ends the separation of families waiting years, and even decades, to be reunited with loved ones overseas, and affirms the importance of family-based immigration
     
  • Reforms laws enacted in 1996 that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of unfair deportations and have negatively impacted Southeast Asian refugees and Pacific Islanders
     
  • Provides equal immigration rights for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters

 

Related Materials

Sign onto our AAPI principles for immigration reform (organizations): http://tinyurl.com/AAPIsign-on

Join our petition for humane and just immigration reform (individuals): bit.ly/apalc_ir

For Legal Help

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.

Main: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356

ត្រូវការជំនួយជាភាសាខ្មែរ:

800.867.3126
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395

 

Related Materials

Advancing Immigration Justice: Asian American and Pacific Islander Principles on Immigration Reform

A Devastating Wait: Family Unity and the Immigration Backlogs

This 2008 report explores the family immigration system and the backlogs which trap millions of Asian Americans and other immigrants waiting to sponsor family members.

Related Client Stories

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.