Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

June 22, 2018

This morning, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) launched its inaugural Hindi helpline with the support of the Democracy Fund and the New Americans Campaign. This new helpline will support naturalization and immigration services to the South Asian community.  

June 21, 2018

In a purely symbolic, political act, House leaders forced a floor vote on Rep. Goodlatte’s “Securing America’s Future Act” to appease the extremists in their caucus. Although the Senate says they won’t take up either the Goodlatte or the Ryan-Trump immigration bills, supporters in the House have scheduled the Ryan-Trump bill for a vote tomorrow...

June 20, 2018

Nicole Ochi, supervising attorney for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)’s Impact Litigation project, has been named one of this year’s best 40 lawyers under 40 in California by the Daily Journal. The award honors lawyers from California under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in...

June 20, 2018

Donald Trump is trying to clean up the mess he made after months of separating children from their families and locking them up in detention camps. He may have caved in under political pressure today with this executive order, but Trump and his administration are still responsible for putting children in cages.

June 19, 2018

It’s a moment of truth for House members this week when they vote on two anti-immigrant bills. The Goodlatte and Ryan-Trump bills essentially do the same thing: both create anunderclass of immigrant young people, both grossly reduce legal immigration and stop hundreds of thousands of families from reuniting with their loved ones, botheliminates...

June 19, 2018

Advancing Justice-LA welcomes Jessica Jinn (晉行) as its new Communications Director. Jinn will be overseeing the organization’s traditional and digital communications strategy to lift up the organization’s role as a leading voice for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. 

June 14, 2018

A federal appeals court panel ruled today that civil rights advocates can intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the City of Poway's election system and challenges the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA).

June 13, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan has promised his caucus they will vote on at least two anti-immigrant bills next week, as House Republicans come to a stand-off on a Dream Act last night. Outside the Capitol steps, U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Jim Costa (CA-16), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13),  and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) joined dozens of immigrants, families...

June 12, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision in Matter of A-B-. In his ruling, Sessions dismantled longstanding asylum protections for victims of domestic and gang violence. 

May 17, 2018

This morning, a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and advocacy groups, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), gathered to urge community members to vote in the June 5th primary election. 

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