Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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How is Immigration Affected After the Executive Orders?

Friday, February 3rd 2017

Within the first week of the new Administration, new executive orders reshaped the country. In particular, three executive orders (EOs) significantly impact both refugees and immigrants. Broadly, the EOs demand that a wall is built at the US-Mexico border, pressures localities to comply with federal immigration enforcement, and temporarily bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and bars refugees from entering as well. 

There is likely to be a lot of confusion during this time. In case everything that has happened is still a blur, our Immigration team has created a fact sheet, plainly describing each EO to date that affects immigration. 

If you have any questions, seek legal help from authorized immigration attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives. 

Want to know if you eligible for current immigration relief? We offer free Immigration Eligibility Screenings at Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.  

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Khmer: (800) 867-3126 
Korean: (800) 867-3640 
Tagalog: (855) 300-2552 
Thai: (800) 914-9583 
Vietnamese: (800) 267-7395 
English/Other: (888) 349-9695 


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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