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UNDOCUMENTED RUSH TO AVAIL OF DEFERRED DEPORTATION

Aug 14 2012

Balitang America

Los Angeles, Calif.–For undocumented Filipino Seth Ronquillo, tomorrow is a new beginning for him and his family. The 20-year-old film student joins an estimated 1.4 million young people anxiously waiting for the day to apply for the deferred action immigration policy set forth recently by President Barack Obama.

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APIA groups file brief supporting race-conscious admission

Aug 14 2012

Asian Journal

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), which is composed of several Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups nationwide, have filed an amicus curiae brief with the US Supreme Court in support of race-conscious admissions in higher education.

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‘DREAM University’ makes college affordable to DREAMers

Aug 8 2012

Asian Journal

IN A recent report by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, it was revealed that the Filipino community in America has the highest number of undocumented youth in the country. “Filipinos have the highest number of undocumented youth in the United States,” said Joyce Noche, supervising attorney of APALC’s Immigration and Citizenship Project.

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Advancing Justice and 70+ Asian American & Pacific Islander Groups File Brief at U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Race-Conscious Admissions

WASHINGTON – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)—the Asian American Institute (AAI) in Chicago, the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) in Washington, the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) in San Francisco, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) in Los Angeles—and over 70 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations, will file an amicus curiae brief later today with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of race-conscious admissions in higher education.

Why is APALC supporting healthy families in Alhambra?

May 9 2012

Alhambra Source

On Saturday, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center will be hosting a forum for family issues at San Gabriel High School in Alhambra. Marvin Andrade, the national advocacy organization's director of leadership development, explains why families, why this is not limited to Asian Americans, and why Alhambra.

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Together We Are Committed to Advancing Equal Opportunity

Later this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT). The Court will consider a challenge to the constitutionality of UT’s consideration of race as one factor in a holistic, individualized review of about 25 percent of its undergraduate applicants’ admissions profiles.

Two years ago when the Fisher case was before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), whose members are Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian American Institute (AAI) and Asian Law Caucus (ALC), filed an amicus, or friend-of-the court, brief to support UT’s admissions policy. 

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