Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


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

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.

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

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).

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.

Sep 19, 2012

In recognition of Citizenship Day on September 17th, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the City of Los Angeles launched an initiative to provide “Citizenship Corners” at all 73 branches of the city’s public library system.

Sep 18, 2012

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) urged the federal government to ramp up its efforts to prevent hate crimes and extremism, according to its submitted testimony for a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on hate crimes to be held this week.

The hearing, which is before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on Wednesday, was prompted by the deadly mass shooting at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple in August.

Sep 18, 2012

Asian American YouTube sensations are all the rage. APALC is excited to announce and premiere our own collaborative effort – a public service announcement – with the duo the Fung Brothers to launch our “Your Vote Matters! 2012” campaign today. The Fung Brothers are a San Gabriel Valley based video company with a strong following amongst Asian American and Pacific Islander youth.

Sep 18, 2012

APALC launched today the “Your Vote Matters! 2012” campaign to empower and mobilize community members to exercise their voice at the ballot box, with a push to support Proposition 30 in the November 6th elections.


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.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


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.