Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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June 23, 2017
Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is horrified by the vicious attack of a Laotian American man by police in Worthington, Minnesota.
 
 
June 21, 2017 to June 22, 2017

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%...

June 20, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is deeply disturbed over the latest attacks on Muslims and attempts to use the incidents to divide communities of color and further contribute to the criminalization of immigrants.

June 19, 2017
ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE STRENGTHENS HATE TRACKING INITIATIVE ON 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF VINCENT CHIN ATTACK
Hate Crimes Against AAPI Tracked and Reported Through New Partnership
 
 
June 17, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, stands in outrage as our communities of color are reeling from a “not guilty” verdict in the shooting death of Philando Castile, an African American man from Minnesota who was shot and killed during an encounter with a police officer in 2016. He was one of...

June 16, 2017

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded an Obama administration memo that would have protected the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded DACA) program. The administration also seemed to affirm that the...

June 13, 2017

In April, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lee Francis Cissna to head the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency that oversees immigration to the U.S. After Cissna’s confirmation hearings in late May, major concerns loom over his abilities to lead such an essential government agency.

June 12, 2017
BLOCK ON MUSLIM BAN STANDS
Advancing Justice Applauds Court Decision to Keep Block on Muslim Ban 2.0 And Remains Vigilant on Case
 
May 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic attack in...

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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.