Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Defending the Unpopular Immigrant

Bill Ong Hing

We are a nation of immigrants; yet we are also a nation that goes through evil cycles of anti-immigrant fervor.

As the nation reeled from the September 11 attacks, Americans regrouped in incredible demonstrations of unity and patriotism.  But an ugly side to that patriotism also emerged, targeting immigrant communities of Arab Americans, Muslims, Sikhs, and Pakistani Americans.







Unit Plan

Fight for Just Immigration in a Nation of Native Americans and Immigrants


Defending the Unpopular Immigrant

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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.