Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Jun 29, 2012

On June 15, President Barack Obama announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) order allowing some undocumented students to apply for work permits and to be safe from deportation for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

Jun 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES – It was simply one amazing day for nearly a hundred youth and families on Tuesday, June 26 when APALC hosted the “Be Amazing Day of Service” at the Edward E. Roybal Learning Center.

Jun 28, 2012

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). With a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that the ACA is constitutional, but the federal government's power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is limited.

Enacted in 2010, the ACA is designed to provide health insurance coverage to 32 million currently uninsured Americans. The constitutionality of the ACA was challenged in a series of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jun 26, 2012

This Tuesday, APALC joined civil rights and community leaders at the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to respond to the Supreme Court decision on Arizona SB 1070.  The news conference included L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, ACLU of Southern California, MALDEF, NILC, as well as other civil rights, inter-faith, and labor organizations.

Jun 25, 2012

ALHAMBRA – U.S. Representative Judy Chu spoke at a APALC press conference today about a free naturalization workshop that will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday.

Chu expressed her support for APALC’s naturalization efforts in the communities living in California. She stated that of more than 500,000 residents from China, 200,000 are eligible for citizenship.

Jun 22, 2012

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, is the nation’s largest Asian American legal and civil rights organization. APALC is looking for a part-time graphics design intern. The intern would do page design for external materials, and also create graphics for illustrations for APALC’s  policy work, including the organization’s support for the Dream Act, “Get Out the Vote” efforts, health care reform and immigrant rights. 

Jun 21, 2012

In light of President Barack Obama’s recent announcement about temporary relief for DREAMers, APALC will help undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth determine if they qualify for relief from deportation from the country.

Jun 14, 2012

This week, U.S. Representative Judy Chu and a coalition of Chinese American community groups announced a breakthrough in the House of Representatives regarding the passage of a bill expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Jun 13, 2012

It was May 1983. Stewart Kwoh, who had just co-founded the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), was reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across an article about the state court sentencing in the Vincent Chin case.


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
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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.