Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

September 16, 2020

Today, oral arguments begin in the appeal of SFFA v. Harvard. Although a federal court ruled last year that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its undergraduate admissions process, SFFA filed an appeal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

August 28, 2020

On August 25, ICE announced that Tony Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, will be its next Acting Director. As lawyers, advocates, and members of immigrant and refugee communities, we have witnessed firsthand the terror and trauma that ICE inflicts on our communities.

August 18, 2020

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community leaders from Los Angeles were joined by CA Assemblymember Ash Kalra and LA Councilmember David Ryu in a virtual gathering to encourage the AAPI community to vote “YES” on Proposition 16 in the upcoming November election. The leaders from over ten organizations shared how AAPI’s have...

August 4, 2020

Today, a rule change published in the Federal Register indicates United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will raise the naturalization application fee from $640 to $1,170 effective October 2, 2020. This is the latest anti-immigrant action to be carried out by the Trump Administration. The increase in application costs will be...

July 21, 2020

In an unbelievable and unconstitutional move, President Trump today issued a Presidential Memorandum requiring the U.S. Census Bureau to exclude undocumented individuals from the count that is used for reapportioning Congressional seats.

June 30, 2020

Today, Advancing Justice-LA announces esteemed community leader Connie Chung Joe as CEO. 

June 18, 2020

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue by keeping DACA renewals in place temporarily.

June 4, 2020

Advancing Justice - AAJC, Advancing Justice - ALC, Advancing Justice - Chicago, and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country demanding justice for Black lives on the National Day of Mourning for the family of George Floyd and the many other Black American families who have suffered the loss...

June 1, 2020
The Civil Rights Affiliation Raises Concerns About Chinese Exclusion Act Tactics



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