Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

January 17, 2018
Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is a proud recipient of a General Community Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) to further expand the organization’s work to combat labor trafficking.  
 
 
January 11, 2018

Yesterday, four House members introduced legislation that would end the family-based immigration system. The legislation, Securing America's Future Act, was introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, House Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Raul Labrador, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, and House Border Subcommittee...

January 10, 2018

Last night a federal judge halted the administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that affords young immigrants the opportunity to work and go to school without fear of deportation. U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to preserve DACA and begin accepting renewal...

January 8, 2018 to January 18, 2018

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

December 22, 2017

Yesterday, Congress passed a continuing resolution to keep the government running but failed to include the DREAM Act as must-pass legislation before holiday recess.

December 20, 2017
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) is extremely disappointed with today’s passage by both the House and Senate of  H.R.1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is expected to be signed by the President. 
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...

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Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.