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Press Releases

August 13, 2017

The world witnessed a domestic act of terror and an ugly display of hate as white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Yesterday, white nationalists turned their violent message into action as a driver plowed into a crowd of anti-racism counter protesters, killing one person and injuring several others.

August 7, 2017

Asian American voters are using vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots in large numbers, but also face a higher than average ballot rejection rate according to a new issue brief by Advancing Justice - California. “Asian Americans Face Higher Than Average Vote-By-Mail Ballot Rejection Rates in California” provides general use and rejection rates among Asian...

August 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. —  The White House is preparing to commit resources of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division to investigate and sue universities over their affirmative action policies.

August 2, 2017

Today, President Trump announced support for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue’s (R-GA) updated restrictionist anti-immigrant bill, the RAISE Act, that would upend the immigration system to further a white nationalist agenda and move the country in the wrong direction. 

July 30, 2017

Yesterday, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Orange County (Advancing Justice-OC) hosted the county’s largest Asian American citizenship clinic at The Source OC in Buena Park, California.

July 28, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) applauds the U.S. Senate vote of 51 to 49 votes to defeat H.R. 1628, the Health Care Freedom Act, also known as the “skinny repeal” bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare).

July 27, 2017

Advancing Justice Calls Latest Trump Move Targeted Discrimination
America Should Have Pride in Transgender Service Members

July 25, 2017

Immigrant community groups in Los Angeles, in partnership with national worker and immigrant rights organizations, launched a public education campaign today to educate employers on how to protect their businesses and employees in case of an immigration raid or enforcement action in the workplace. 

July 20, 2017

Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) plan to introduce the 2017 DREAM Act to provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children.

July 17, 2017

Asian Americans in California and across the country are joining together in support of the family of Professor Xiaoxing Xi, a renowned American scientist and the former chair of the physics department at Temple University who was falsely accused of spying for China. This week, family members of Professor Xi have joined his lawsuit against the...


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