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Oct 16, 2012

Our early twenties are often seen as the time in life in which we build the foundations of our future. But for me, my twenties have been mostly a struggle of survival.

Oct 10, 2012

Yanin Senachai recently joined APALC’s litigation team as a Skadden Fellow.  The Skadden Fellowship is awarded to recent law school graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor and those deprived of their civil or human rights.  Yanin’s two-year fellowship project will focus on combating wage theft, labor exploitation and human trafficking of Thai low-wage workers through direct representation, civil litigation and policy advocacy. 

We talked to Yanin about her background and why she wanted to work at APALC:

Oct 05, 2012

The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice – the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), the Asian American Institute (AAI), the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), and the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) – and a diverse group of more than 50 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations and individuals released on October 4th a position statement in support of expanding educational opportunity and the continued need for affirmative action programs. 

Oct 05, 2012

Yanin Senachai has joined APALC’s litigation team as a Skadden Fellow.  The Skadden Fellowship is awarded to recent law school graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor and those deprived of their civil or human rights.  Yanin’s two-year fellowship project will focus on combating wage theft, labor exploitation and human trafficking of Thai low-wage workers through direct representation, civil litigation and policy advocacy. 

Oct 03, 2012

APALC wants to remind everyone to register to vote, as the November 6 election is around the corner!

For those of you how have moved, changed names, or changed party affiliation since the last election, you will need to re-register in order to vote. And of course, you will need to register if you have never registered to vote.

Oct 02, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans are overwhelmingly supportive of affirmative action, with about more than 75 percent of Asian American adults supporting “affirmative action programs designed to help blacks, women, and other minorities get better jobs and education,” according to two new reports released this week from the National Asian American Survey (NAAS).

Oct 02, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Lori Lee* and her 7-year old sister endured years of her father’s psychological and verbal abuse before Lori’s mother finally decided to move with her daughters into a local domestic violence shelter.  But without any income or support from family and friends, they feared uncertain futures.  Lori and her mother also were undocumented immigrants, having come to the United States when Lori was just 4 years old.

Oct 02, 2012

Two undocumented immigrants who sought legal help at APALC to apply for deferred action status are among the first immigrants nationwide whose applications have been approved.

Sep 26, 2012

Join the Asian Pacific American Legal Center at its 29th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites to honor corporate and community partners who have made a significant impact to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. 

Sep 20, 2012

Election Day is approaching and if you go to a polling location in Southern California on November 6, chances are that you’ll see official election materials in various languages and bilingual election workers.

Why do places like Los Angeles and Orange County have translated election materials and bilingual poll site workers?  It’s because of federal law, specifically Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act.

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UPDATE

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. 

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.