Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

May 10, 2017

Renowned American scientist and Temple University Professor Xiaoxing Xi has brought a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia against the FBI agents who conducted the investigation against him. Professor Xi seeks to hold the agents accountable, who are responsible for his unlawful prosecution, and to call attention to the fact that the...

May 9, 2017

On June 6, 2017, Angelenos in the 34th Congressional District will determine who will fill the seat left vacant by Xavier Becerra, now California’s attorney general. This election comes after the primary election on April 4 was marred by an error that left an undetermined number of Korean-speaking voters with inaccurate sample ballots. The Los...

May 9, 2017

On Sunday May 7, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 4, which strips local communities of their power to set local law enforcement policies regarding the treatment of immigrants and mandates that Texas local law enforcement agencies respond to unconstitutional immigration detainer requests. SB 4 allows local law enforcement to ask...

May 4, 2017

Advancing Justice-LA condemns the United States House of Representatives’ vote (217-213) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA would take away access to affordable and quality...

May 1, 2017

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) joined a coalition of over 100 organizations rallying against policies and rhetoric by the current administration that threaten families, communities, and the nation’s values of justice, fairness, and equality.  Today’s Los Angeles May Day march is expected to be one...

April 28, 2017

On the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest - or Sa-I-Gu (“4/29” in Korean) - Advancing Justice-LA calls for new efforts to improve policing practices, race relations and racial injustice, and economic opportunities for all individuals, especially low-income community members. Advancing Justice-LA commemorates the day a jury’s...

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...


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