By Dorie Chang, Staff Attorney, Advancing Justice - LA
In January 30, California will commemorate its sixth annual Korematsu Day, in honor of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who refused during World War II to comply with Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans.
Ayano Wolff first began volunteering with the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project at Advancing Justice - LA as a law clerk during her 2L year of law school. The SAFE project focuses on providing legal assistance with family law and immigration issues to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, particularly those who are low-income and limited-English speaking.
Overcoming initial pushback and representing a big win for the refugee and immigrant community, Cambodian refugee Touch Hak has been issued a three-year stay of removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In recent weeks, anti-Muslim sentiment and violence have spread across the United States, particularly after terror attacks in both Paris and San Bernardino, California.
Action for Health Justice (AHJ) is pleased to announce that the Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary, a glossary of commonly used health care terms, is now available at no cost and in more Asian and Pacific Islander languages!
By Yanin Senachai, Staff Attorney, Impact Litigation
On October 23, 2015, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, in partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Jusitce-LA) and a broad coalition of worker, labor, and community leaders convened a day-long “Workplace Justice Summit” to discuss how to make this year’s legislative gains for workers a reality.
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.