Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

February 26, 2018

Civil rights advocates applaud the Southern District Court of California for dismissing a lawsuit that sought to overturn the City of Poway’s election system and challenge the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). 

February 23, 2018

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) made changes to its mission statement yesterday, taking out the phrases “secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants” and “promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship,” and adding the words “protecting Americans, securing the homeland.” The word “customer” was also removed...

February 21, 2018

According to a new report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), there are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census...

February 15, 2018
LOS ANGELES - The Senate ended today by failing to pass a bill to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth. Among the amendments up for a vote was a bill heavily supported by the Trump administration, a white nativist wish list which failed miserably on the floor.
February 14, 2018

Today, Republicans offered partisan anti-immigrant proposals for votes. These amendments are nothing more than an immigration reform in disguise while failing to provide a solution for DACA recipients – the real problem that Trump manufactured by ending the program on September 5, 2018.

February 8, 2018
 Tonight, Congress is expected to vote on a budget to avoid another government shutdown. Once again, Congress is debating over a spending bill but has yet to bring any legislative solutions to a vote for DACA recipients.
February 7, 2018

Last night, by a vote of 3 to 2, the San Gabriel City Council rescinded a recently-signed agreement between the San Gabriel Police Department (SGPD) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The agreement had been the subject of growing concern, since it was first reported in the media on January 11, 2018. Over 100 people signed up to...

January 25, 2018

Advancing Justice-OC, in partnership with UCI researchers, finds monolithic treatment of Asian American community masks unique needs of Orange County's largest and fastest growing immigrant community.


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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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