Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

April 26, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued a nationwide preliminary injunction yesterday blocking the Trump administration from carrying out provisions in a January 25th executive order that threaten to cut federal grants to local and state governments that have been deemed to be “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

April 24, 2017

After the election, Advancing Justice - Los Angeles witnessed a surge of clients interested in becoming U.S. citizens. Last month, temporary staff were hired to meet the demand and support expanding naturalization assistance to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants living in Los Angeles County. Further, with anti-immigrant...

April 17, 2017

Advancing Justice,  alongside a diverse group of civil rights, civil liberties, and community-based organizations, have signed on to a comprehensive letter to the U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP) condemning their proposal to collect social media identifiers from visitors from China. In light of Muslim Ban border policies that have been...

April 12, 2017
Advancing Justice condemns the unconscionable violent removal of a United Airlines passenger and demands a thorough investigation and policy changes. 
April 11, 2017

On April 4, 2017, Angelenos in the 34th Congressional District participated in a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Xavier Becerra.  Unfortunately, before the election, some Korean-speaking voters received the wrong sample ballot because the wrong batch of sample...

April 7, 2017

In light of growing anti-immigrant sentiment across the country, all immigrants regardless of current legal status are encouraged to protect themselves by seeking comprehensive immigration screenings if undocumented and applying for citizenship if eligible (green card holder). To...

April 6, 2017

Advancing Justice–LA is now offering free advance planning legal services to seniors (62 years old and above) and/or low-income individuals.  Through our advancing planning services, we will help individuals complete their Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD), Durable Power of...

April 5, 2017

Today, a federal district judge in San Francisco will hold a hearing to consider the County of Santa Clara’s request to block President Donald Trump’s ...

April 3, 2017

Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice-CA) applauds the passage of two key California bills that directly fight back against President Trump’s xenophobic and islamophobic policies attacking the nation’s most vulnerable communities. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León...


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Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

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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.