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NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately

President Trump in December agreed to “own” the ongoing government shutdown. Today, he proposes to end the crisis of his own making by offering temporary protection from deportation for  DACA and TPS recipients, two other crises of his own making, in exchange for $5.7 billion for his Wall and reduced protections for asylum seekers.. His proposal today is unacceptable. We call on members of the House and Senate to reject this offer, and for Senator McConnell and the President to reopen the government immediately.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter, filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief on behalf of a diverse group of students, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who support Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy.

Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Nicaragua

LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua and determined that more information is necessary regarding the TPS designation of Honduras. 
 
 Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five Asian American civil rights organizations, released the following statement:
 

Advancing Justice Condemns Administration's Use of DOJ's Civil Rights Division to Further Its Anti-Civil Rights Goals

Washington, D.C. —  The White House is preparing to commit resources of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division to investigate and sue universities over their affirmative action policies. The Trump administration’s new project will threaten decades of progress in civil rights, which have provided tremendous benefits to Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other minority groups.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Court of Appeals Ruling Refusing to Reinstate Travel Ban

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, reacts to the ruling on the travel ban executive order issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 
 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice stated the following:
 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Mourns Latest Fatal Shootings and Calls for DOJ Investigation into Second Shooting

Washington, DC – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) sends our thoughts and prayers to the families of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, two African American men who were shot and killed during separate tragic encounters with law enforcement this week and whose deaths have again raised significant questions about police use of force.  The news of these two black men killed by police officers is outrageous. 

Advancing Justice Deeply Disappointed in US v. Texas Supreme Court Decision

LOS ANGELES - In a 4-4 decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the President’s executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked.



“The Supreme Court today failed to act on the opportunity to allow implementation of vital relief programs for nearly 5 million people, including more than 400,000 Asian American immigrants,” said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC. “We are disappointed in their split decision, which further underscores the need to have nine Justices on the Supreme Court.”

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