Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

July 14, 2017

Last week,  Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Wage Justice Center secured final approval of a $5 million class action settlement brought on behalf of over 400 Latino and Korean immigrants against a port trucking company comprised of related corporate entities. Port truck drivers are the backbone of a $450 billion industry in Southern...

July 6, 2017
WALNUT, CA - Today, diverse faith and community leaders held a prayer vigil at St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV), to demonstrate strong support for immigrant communities. In this current climate of anti-immigrant policies...
July 5, 2017

Last week, President Trump nominated Eric Dreiband for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. 

June 28, 2017
LOS ANGELES ―  Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a set of anti-immigrant bills that are scheduled for a vote later this week. These are the latest in a line of bills that outline a clear anti-immigrant strategy by House leadership and this administration. 
June 26, 2017
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the government's appeal of the lower court rulings blocking the Muslim ban. The court also reinstated part of the administration's Muslim ban, restricting some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. It allows foreign nationals with close familial relationships with someone in...
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
Hate Crimes Against AAPI Tracked and Reported Through New Partnership


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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.