Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

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Last night, by a vote of 3 to 2, the San Gabriel City Council rescinded a recently-signed agreement between the San Gabriel Police Department (SGPD) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).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.

January 22, 2018

Today, the Senate voted unanimously to reopen the government through February 8 without a solution for the 800,000 DACA recipients. Their refusal to resolve the DACA crisis that the Trump administration created ignores the will of the American people, 87 percent of whom are in favor of providing a pathway to citizenship for our immigrant youth...

January 20, 2018

President Trump and the Republicans would rather shut down the government than to provide a solution for 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Their refusal to resolve the DACA crisis, created by the Trump administration, ignores the will of the American people, the majority of whom are in favor of providing a...

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.


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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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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.