Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Stands in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

Advancing Justice - AAJC, Advancing Justice - ALC, Advancing Justice - Chicago, and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country demanding justice for Black lives on the National Day of Mourning for the family of George Floyd and the many other Black American families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a culture of systemic violence.

Advancing Justice-LA In-Language Helplines Continue to be a Resource for Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As community members face uncertain times, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is here to be a community resource. As Californians practice social distancing and other preventative measures while observing the state-wide Safer At Home order, Advancing Justice-LA can still be reached by phone and direct services are still available.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles Proudly Endorses ACA 5 - Opportunity for All Californians

Today the Opportunity for All Coalition announced a campaign to repeal Proposition 209 through the introduction of ACA 5, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is proud to announce our support and endorsement.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Issues Statement on Details of New Public Charge Rule Which Goes Into Effect Today

Today, on February 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final public charge rule will go into effect nationwide. The new DHS rule made sweeping changes to the previous "public charge" test and will disproportionately block lower-income immigrants of color from obtaining lawful permanent residency, getting a green card. The expanded public charge rule also will make it harder for immigrant workers and international foreign students from extending or changing their visas and undermine the ability of green card holders to re-enter the U.S. if they have spent more than six months abroad.

With Drastic Cut in Refugee Numbers, Trump Sets in Motion Policies to Rid Country of Refugees, Immigrants, People of Color

During the worst refugee crisis in history, the Trump administration is intentionally dismantling the life-saving and bipartisan refugee admissions program. The United States is projected to admit less than half of the number of refugees allowed under the current cap of 45,000 (19,899 refugees as of the end of August, projected to reach a high of 21,708 by the end of the fiscal year on September 30). Now the Trump Administration calls to drastically cut the FY2019 refugee cap to 30,000—only to slam the door on more refugees and asylum seekers who are desperately fleeing violence and terror in their home countries.  

Advancing Justice Blasts Racist Political Advertisement in West Virginia Calls on Voters to Reject Bigotry in 2018 Elections

As primary elections begin tomorrow in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina, one candidate for Senate is spewing bigotry and hate in his bid for the Senate. In a clearly anti-Asian advertisement featuring Don Blankenship – a Republican running in the West Virginia primary – speaking to camera, he denigrates Asians as “China people” and refers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “China family.”

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FOR LEGAL HELP

Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

For any questions about DRAI, please visit: https://advancingjustice-la.org/drai.

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.