Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

June 17, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, stands in outrage as our communities of color are reeling from a “not guilty” verdict in the shooting death of Philando Castile, an African American man from Minnesota who was shot and killed during an encounter with a police officer in 2016. He was one of...

June 16, 2017

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded an Obama administration memo that would have protected the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded DACA) program. The administration also seemed to affirm that the...

June 13, 2017

In April, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lee Francis Cissna to head the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency that oversees immigration to the U.S. After Cissna’s confirmation hearings in late May, major concerns loom over his abilities to lead such an essential government agency.

June 12, 2017
Advancing Justice Applauds Court Decision to Keep Block on Muslim Ban 2.0 And Remains Vigilant on Case
May 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic attack in...

May 25, 2017
Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA refused to lift the injunction on President Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0” executive order saying it  “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination” – an argument that Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations,...
May 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA — The White House budget released today includes a significant increase in immigration deportation funding while drastically cutting domestic programs that support growth and provide a safety net to millions of Americans.

May 19, 2017


May 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (“Advancing Justice”) strongly condemns...


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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.