Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

December 12, 2017

The President called on Congress to end our family immigration system, which he calls “chain migration,” based on yesterday’s isolated attack in New York. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrongly joined the call to end the family immigration system and the diversity lottery, vilifying all immigrants who do not enter via a “merit-based system”....

December 8, 2017

As more details become available about the meeting between the White House and Congressional leaders on Thursday, civil rights organizations are calling attention to the White House’s efforts to get Congress to eliminate the family immigration system and diversity lottery in exchange for passage of legislation for more than a million immigrant...

December 5, 2017

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued an order allowing the Trump administration's Muslim Ban to take full effect as legal challenges move forward in lower courts. This ruling will greatly restrict travelers from six Muslim-majority countries – including Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad – from entering the United States...

November 29, 2017

Today President Donald Trump retweeted unverified anti-Muslim videos from British white supremacist group, Britain First. The group has been denounced by the British government as a hate organization.

November 21, 2017

The Trump administration announced yesterday its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti in eighteen months.

November 17, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is disappointed by the U.S. House of Representatives’ 227-205 vote to pass H.R.1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. This tax bill would massively cut programs like Medicaid...

November 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua and determined that more information is necessary regarding the TPS designation of Honduras. 
November 7, 2017

Civil rights advocates are asking a federal court to allow them to 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 (CVRA).


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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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