Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

September 16, 2017

On national citizenship day, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) hosted their largest citizenship clinic of the year. Amid the Trump administration’s attack on immigrant communities, including the recent rescinding of Deferred Action for...

September 16, 2017

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...

September 15, 2017

The Rosemead Chamber of Commerce and Asian Youth Center in San Gabriel are hosting trainings as part of an on-going effort to...

September 7, 2017

Four organizations of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation are calling upon Congress to make DREAM must-pass legislation in the next 90 days as House and Senate members consider essential legislation.

September 6, 2017

On September 5, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program effective ...

September 5, 2017

Washington, DC — Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

August 31, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, a federal judge in San Antonio temporarily blocked Texas from implementing state Senate Bill 4, as the lawsuit over the bill continues. Texas’ SB4 was set to go into effect on Friday and essentially mandates local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, stripping power from Texas cities and...

August 26, 2017

On Friday, August 25, President Trump continued to side with racists and bigots by pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio — who had been convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling of Latino immigrants — and continuing with a military directive to implement a transgender ban. While the White House also announced the...

August 25, 2017

The news outlet Axios broke news that President Trump is seriously considering ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which has transformed the lives of about 800,000 young people, including over 16,722 Asian American immigrant youth. 

August 18, 2017

Today, the White House announced Steve Bannon is leaving his position as President Trump’s chief strategist and advisor. Advancing Justice-LA denounced Bannon’s appointment immediately after the presidential election due to his known agenda against communities of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, and LGBT communities. 


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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.