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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls For April 1 Census Day Participation By All Asian American and Pacific Islanders Communities Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Advancing Justice-LA, a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, today announced its efforts to endorse participation in the Census 2020 by phone, mail, or online amid efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

SEARAC and Advancing Justice-LA launch groundbreaking report on the state of the Southeast Asian American community in the United States

Today, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) launched a new report highlighting socioeconomic, housing, immigration, health, and education trends within the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community in the United States. Meant as a resource for policymakers, funders, community-based organizations, organizers, and the general public, Southeast Asian American Journeys: A National Snapshot of Our Communities captures key disaggregated data for SEAA refugee communities who fled the trauma of war and violence following the Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge genocide, and bombings in Laos to seek haven in the United States 45 years ago. This comprehensive national report also features statewide profiles, as well as individual refugee and resettlement narratives.  

Southeast Asian American Journeys: A National Snapshot of Our Communities

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) have launched a new report highlighting socioeconomic, housing, immigration, health, and education trends within the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community in the United States.


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Asian American Civil Rights Groups Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling on Citizenship Questions, But Remain Vigilant

Today, the Supreme Court held that the Census Bureau’s purported reason for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census was false. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) celebrate today’s decision while anticipating future battles over the fate of the citizenship question.

More Asian Americans Living in San Gabriel Valley Than in 42 States

According to a new report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), there are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and numerous government and academic sources, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the San Gabriel Valley sheds light on a part of the community often hiding in plain sight.  

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the San Gabriel Valley

There are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and numerous government and academic sources, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the San Gabriel Valley sheds light on a part of the community often hiding in plain sight.
 

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Asian Americans Remain Fastest Growing Racial Group In Country, Growth Driven By New Immigrants

According to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, Asian Americans continue to be the country’s fastest growing racial group, now numbering 21.4 million nationwide.  In the six years following the 2010 Census, the country’s Asian American population grew 21%; in contrast, the nation’s total population grew less than 5% over the same period.  The country added 3.7 million Asian Americans between 2010 and 2016 and 629,813 between 2015 and 2016 alone.

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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.