Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

June 14, 2018

A federal appeals court panel ruled today that civil rights advocates can intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the City of Poway's election system and challenges the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA).

June 13, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan has promised his caucus they will vote on at least two anti-immigrant bills next week, as House Republicans come to a stand-off on a Dream Act last night. Outside the Capitol steps, U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Jim Costa (CA-16), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13),  and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) joined dozens of immigrants, families...

June 12, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision in Matter of A-B-. In his ruling, Sessions dismantled longstanding asylum protections for victims of domestic and gang violence. 

May 17, 2018

This morning, a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and advocacy groups, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), gathered to urge community members to vote in the June 5th primary election. 

May 7, 2018

As primary elections begin tomorrow in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina, one candidate for Senate is spewing bigotry and hate in his bid for the Senate. In a clearly anti-Asian advertisement featuring Don Blankenship – a Republican running in the West Virginia primary – speaking to camera, he denigrates Asians as “China people”...

May 7, 2018

Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for immigrants from Honduras in eighteen months.

April 27, 2018

Over 300 guests gathered this evening for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Orange County’s (Advancing Justice-OC) inaugural black-tie “Gala for Justice” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The sold-out affair brought together many of Orange County’s most prominent business, legal, and philanthropic leaders to celebrate and honor 12 years...

April 26, 2018

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will terminate temporary protected status (TPS) for Nepal in one year on June 24, 2019. At that time, approximately 9,000 TPS holders will lose their work authorization and be at risk of being swept up in ICE’s aggressive deportation raids. 

April 25, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii, which is challenging the third version of the Trump Administration's executive order known as the Muslim Ban. When President Trump first proposed the Muslim Ban as a centerpiece of his administration, people from around the country came together to oppose the racist,...

April 25, 2018

Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), Sidley Austin LLP, with strong support from a diverse coalition of community-based organizations, sued the City of Santa Ana today for violation of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).  



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