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June 15, 2011

WASHINGTON— The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Center for Advancing Justice) expresses deep concern about the negative impact a mandatory
nationwide electronic employment verification program (known as “E-Verify”) would have on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) community. The Center for

June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES– As part of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Naturalization Network (AAPINN), the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, along with Cambodian Family, Boat People SOS (BPSOS) and Korean Community Services (KCS), are hosting a Citizenship Day in Orange County...

May 31, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- Edwin Kwoh, a self-made businessman with a long history of involvement and service to the community of Los Angeles, passed away on Monday, May 30. He was 95.

May 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES – At a hearing today in Northridge, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, presented proposed redistricting maps to the state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission.

May 11, 2011

Washington, D.C. – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice commends U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Reps. Howard Berman (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D-FL) for reintroducing the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act).

May 11, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Joined by prominent national and state leaders, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, announced today the next in a continuing series of events in an ambitious statewide campaign to help Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants in California to become...

May 2, 2011

Sacramento, CA -Today Assemblymember Mike Eng marks the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1088 from the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection on a bipartisan vote of 5 to 0.

April 12, 2011

FRESNO – More than 20 current and former casino workers have filed two class action lawsuits charging that Club One Casino engaged in discrimination by segregating and reducing the hours of Hmong poker dealers, as well as firing its older employees.

April 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO—Members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice applaud today’s ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a district court decision blocking implementation of some of the most egregious provisions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.

April 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a district court’s decision that struck down the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (“DADT”) policy, which discriminates against openly lesbian, gay and bisexual members of the U.S. military.

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