Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

April 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a sweeping antiimmigrant enforcement bill that would criminalize all undocumented immigrants in Arizona and legalize unchecked racial profiling by police of anyone they suspect is undocumented.

March 24, 2010

Los Angeles — Census 2010 is being touted as a snapshot of what America looks like on April 1, 2010, but large historic undercounts in Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities threaten to make this snapshot out-of-focus.

March 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, March 10, a group of 28 defrauded Korean immigrant homeowners filed a lawsuit against Trinity Law Associates (“Trinity”), a law office that falsely advertised that homeowners could prevent foreclosure and reduce mortgage debt by hiring Trinity for “loan litigation” services.

March 1, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, February 25, 2010, two Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) attorneys, Karin Wang (Vice-President of Programs) and Carmina Ocampo (Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow) were sworn in to the board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) at the APABA 12th annual Installation...

February 5, 2010

Los Angeles – On Thursday, February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2010 Civic Medal of Honor award at its 121st Inaugural Dinner, held at the Beverly Hilton. Through this award, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce honors an individual who has demonstrated unrivaled civic leadership and public

January 15, 2010

Los Angeles – Community leaders are mounting a drive to boost the number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders applying for California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission. In the past, the State Legislature redrew legislative boundaries every ten years after the census.

January 7, 2010

Los Angeles – Every ten years, the voting lines in California are redrawn to evenly divide the voting districts based on the latest census data. How the lines are drawn can determine who will run for office and who will win, and whether communities are kept together or split unfairly.

January 7, 2010

可立刻發行: 聯系人: Eugene Lee, 213-241-0212
2010 年01 月07 日 Deanna Kitamura, 213-241-0232
Calvin Liu, 800-520-2356 (Mandarin & Cantonese/中文)

從 2009 年12 月15 日開始到2010 年2 月12 日結束

January 7, 2010

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Eugene Lee, 213-241-0212 January 7, 2010
Deanna Kitamura, 213-241-0232
Alice Kim, 800-867-3640 (Korean/한국어)

새 선거구 재구역 위원회의 지원 과정
2009 년 12 월 15 일 부터 2010 년 2 월 12 일까지 신청 가능함

아시안계 및 태평양계 미국인 신청자가 필요함

January 7, 2010 to January 7, 2011

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Eugene Lee, 213-241-0212
January 7, 2010 Deanna Kitamura, 213-241-0232
Quynh Pham, 800-267-7395 (Vietnamese/tiếng Việt)



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.