Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Asian American Voters in California Agree on Key Issues According to New Poll

As the fastest growing racial group across the United States, Asian American voters have the potential to be the margin of victory in many local, state, and federal elections, and new poll results recently released by Advancing Justice-LA show that California’s growing Asian American electorate i

Advancing Justice – LA Supports New State Bill to Expand Educational Access and Opportunity in California

LOS ANGELES – In San Gabriel Friday morning, members of the California State Senate announced the introduction of SB 1050, a measure to boost college admissions for low-income students by incentivizing K-12 school districts and charter schools to provide access to more rigorous college-readiness coursework. SB 1050 seeks to establish a stronger pipeline from K-12 high schools, particularly those that enroll 75 percent or more low-income, English learner, and foster youth, to the University of California. 

Asian Student Reports Racial Slurs, Eggs Thrown at Him at USC

Mar 7 2016
EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An investigation is underway into a possible hate crime at the University of Southern California after a suspect used racial slurs and eggs as a weapon against a student.
USC's Cardinal Gardens is a student housing complex where coeds pay more than $10,000 a year to live. That is where business major Ivan Tsang said he was targeted with eggs and racial epithets over the weekend.

He posted pictures of the egg assault on his Facebook page.

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Weekend News Report: United States vs. Texas

Jan 23 2016

The Supreme Court recently decided to hear the case United States vs. Texas, which will decide whether to expand amnesty programs for undocumented immigrants. How will the decision affect the Vietnamese community in the U.S.?

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Stewart Kwoh on Expanding Equity in Public Universities

Jan 7 2016

Public colleges and universities across the country have been struggling for years to open up access for low-income youth and youth of color, even as ever-higher levels of education and skills are needed in the job market. The challenges have grown as states have cut funding for higher education. Now, the Supreme Court is considering a challenge to race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas, a ruling that could further restrict educational opportunities across the nation.

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Top Five Reasons Why Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Should Support Affirmative Action

By Nicole Gon Ochi, Senior Staff Attorney Last month, in partnership with more than 160 Asian American and and Pacific Islander organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of University of Texas Austin’s ("UT-Austin") race conscious admissions policy.

Advancing Justice, 50+ AAPI Groups, Individuals Release Statement in Support of Expanding Educational Opportunity

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) – the Asian American Institute (AAI), the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) – and a diverse group of more than 50 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations and individuals released today a position statement in support of expanding educational opportunity and the continued need for affirmative action programs. 



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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.