Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

October 18, 2018
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 over 1,200 community partners, elected officials, members of local Asian American bar associations, and leaders from the corporate, legal and nonprofit sectors celebrated the achievements of Stewart and Pat Kwoh and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) at the The Westin...
October 15, 2018

Following the #DefendDiversity Week of Action, today marks the start of the trial Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard University, a case that puts the future of affirmative action into question.

October 15, 2018

On Wednesday, October 10, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially posted proposed changes to public charge regulations in the Federal Register. These proposed changes are open for public comment for 60 days and are not final.

October 10, 2018

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially posted proposed changes to public charge regulations in the Federal Register. Similar to the draft released on September 22, the posted regulations greatly expand the number of public benefit programs to include health care programs such as Medicaid or the Medicare Part D Low Income...

October 8, 2018

Dozens of Asian American groups, student groups, and national civil rights organizations today launched a #DefendDiversity Week of Action to highlight the need and widespread support for race-conscious admissions policies, both within the Asian American community and...

October 6, 2018

The Senate’s approval of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an affront to the impartial judicial system that protects the civil and human rights of individuals as well as our belief that everyone has a right to live free from violence. It does an injustice to survivors of sexual assault, who take great risks in coming forward with their stories of...

September 27, 2018

Today, a coalition of Los Angeles-based civil rights and community groups issued a Public Records Act (PRA) Request to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and other local agencies demanding transparency about these agencies’ involvement...

September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – A broad coalition of elected officials, community leaders, patients, physicians, activists, and supporters are joining forces to lift their collective voice against a new policy that threatens the health, safety, and unity of civil society. The policy specifically goes after legal immigrants who play by the rules...

September 27, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice - CA) applauds Governor Brown for signing AB 2845 into law today. Authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta and co-sponsored by Advancing Justice - CA along with a coalition of...



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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.