Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

August 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Proposition 47 (“Prop 47”) is a state ballot measure passed in November 2014 that reclassifies certain low-level, non-violent felonies to misdemeanors.  Such reclassifications can improve job and housing...

August 15, 2016

Garden Grove, CA - Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, authorized by President Obama in the summer of 2012.  With many undocumented young immigrants still not yet...

August 10, 2016

Los Angeles – Recently the U.S. government has recklessly prosecuted American citizens, widely-labeling respected scientists such as Professor ...

July 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), which is housed within the Department of Education, participated in a media roundtable to discuss Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and its implications for individuals of Asian and Pacific...

July 7, 2016

Washington, DC – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) sends our thoughts and prayers to the families of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, two African American men who were shot and killed during separate tragic encounters with law enforcement this week and whose deaths have again...

June 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES - New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian...

June 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Today Governor Jerry Brown signed the state budget, including two budget trailer bills, SB 828 and AB 1602, that together enact landmark legislation to invest in California’s future by...

June 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Today, leaders and members of organizations serving Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants gathered to express their deep disappointment at the Supreme Court’s inaction on the President’s proposed expansion of immigration relief programs. Announced in November 2014, these programs – the new Deferred Action...

June 23, 2016

LOS ANGELES - In a 4-4 decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the President’s executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked....


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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.