Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

March 14, 2017

In 2014, Chen, a Chinese American scientist who worked for the U.S. National Weather Service, was falsely accused of spying for China and unjustly prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.  After being painted as a national security threat and having her life turned upside down, all the charges against her were suddenly dropped. She...

March 9, 2017

As a result of President Trump’s immigration executive orders, immigration raids and deportations are increasing across the country. Many more immigrants, including many Asian and Pacific Islander (API) immigrants, are at much higher risk of being detained and deported than during the Obama Administration. Asian Americans Advancing Justice -...

March 6, 2017

Today, President Trump issued a new executive order which is essentially a “Muslim Ban 2.0” in that it reiterates key components of its prior ban on immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The new order, issued less...

March 1, 2017

Last night, President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in which he professed to call for unity, only to do the opposite in his remarks to the nation regarding immigration and immigrants.

February 24, 2017

On February 22, two Indian American immigrants were targeted and shot in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, and one of them was killed. A third man was shot trying to stop the shooter. The shooter reportedly yelled “get out of my country” and thought his victims were “Middle Eastern.&rdquo. This horrible tragedy comes on the heels of months of racist...

February 24, 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) set forward a proposal to collect private social media information from Chinese visitors entering the U.S. on tourist and business visas. 

February 21, 2017

In response to the breaking news that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled new FAQs and policy memos aimed at detaining and deporting many more immigrants living in the U.S. regardless of their ties to communities, Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

February 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — In response to news this past week about surges in detentions and deportations by ICE and a rising fear and anxiety amongst immigrant communities, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:  
February 16, 2017
Advancing Justice - California Lauds Introduction of
"California Voting for All Act" to Improve Language Access in California Elections


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