Advancing Justice-CA Applauds Enactment of Legislation to Ensure Safe Schools for Undocumented Immigrant Students

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – CA (Advancing Justice-CA), applauds Governor Brown for signing Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s AB 699. Cosponsored by the College for All Coalition, of which Advancing Justice-CA is a member, the legislation upholds the fundamental constitutional right of a public education for all California students regardless of immigration status. 

Advancing Justice-California Celebrates Signing of CA Values Act, SB 54, into Law

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice-CA) applauds the signing of the California Values Act, SB 54, into law.  Authored by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, SB 54 advances a number of urgently needed protections for immigrants in California against the Trump administration’s mass deportation policies.  With Governor’s Brown signature, California takes a significant step towards disentangling local law enforcement from immigration enforcement, thereby reducing the number of community members fu

Advancing Justice Reaffirms Call for Passage of A Clean DREAM Act, Denounces Introduction of Flawed New Bill

As hundreds of thousands of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients wait for Congress to pass legislation that will make them citizens of the United States, two Senators introduced a flawed and harsh bill to offer some DACA recipients citizenship.

Advancing Justice-CA Applauds Passage of SB 54, SB 31, AB 918, and AB 699

Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA) celebrates the passage of its priority legislative package, which will promote inclusion, protect vulnerable communities, and address the diverse needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Advancing Justice-CA, a project of Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, sponsored and supported legislative bills that will protect and strengthen immigrant protections and voting rights for all people.

Advancing Justice-CA Priority Immigrant Rights Legislation Passes California State Senate

Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice-CA) applauds the passage of two key California bills that directly fight back against President Trump’s xenophobic and islamophobic policies attacking the nation’s most vulnerable communities. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León’s Senate Bill (SB) 54 and Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 31 passed out of the Senate Floor on a 27-12 vote and 36-0 vote, respectively.  

Legislation Addressing Bullying and Harassment of Muslim and Sikh Students Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed a historic bill, Assemblymember Das Williams’ Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, that will protect vulnerable Muslim and Sikh students who are facing bullying in school. At a time when other political leaders are fomenting hate, Governor Brown has sent an important signal that Californians will protect our children from that hate.

Governor Brown Signs Landmark Legislation Calling for Disaggregation of Public Health Data to Better Serve Diverse Asian American Communities

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s (D-Oakland) AB 1726 into law.  AB 1726 will direct the Department of Public Health to disaggregate data for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community on or after July 1, 2022. Assemblymember Rob Bonta has also announced that the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) have agreed to voluntarily begin releasing disaggregated data on graduation rates, completion, enrollment and admissions. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice – CA), a partnership of Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, has released the following statement in response

National AAPI Leaders Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Affirmative Action Case

LOS ANGELES -  Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion released today in Fisher v. University of Texas. The Court ruled [4-3] in favor of the consideration of race as part of a holistic review of an applicant in university admissions processes.




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