Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

January 27, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Today, President Trump issued an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.  “We condemn today’s executive orders condoning fear and ignorance in the name of national security,” said Elica Vafaie, National Security and Civil Rights...
January 18, 2017

New Website Will Track and Expose Hate Incidents Against the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

December 27, 2016

Statement from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
December 27, 2016

December 22, 2016
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will publish a regulation to rescind the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauds advocates and the Administration for taking this critical step to protect Arab, Middle Eastern...
December 15, 2016
ORANGE COUNTY - On Wednesday, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice) and Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP filed a complaint in the Orange County Superior Court on behalf of four Vietnamese nail salon workers formerly employed at Tustin Nail Spa, a popular nail salon in Orange County, California...
December 13, 2016
LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) has joined the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy by filing papers on behalf of two prospective Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Harvard applicants who support affirmative action.
December 9, 2016
Census Bureau releases new list of counties required to provide bilingual voting assistance
December 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES - As a national civil rights organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice opposes the nomination of Congressmember Tom Price (R-Ga) as Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. As a member of Congress, Rep. Price has been one of the lead critics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has...


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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.