Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Director, Immigration Program Administration


Angelica Peña serves as the Director of Immigration Program Administration within Direct Services. She oversees the unit's grant administration, program evaluation, and the network of immigration and citizenship partners. In addition, she leads our national citizenship capacity building portfolio of organizations providing naturalization services to immigrant communities across the country. 

Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA, she served as the CA Deputy Director for NALEO Educational Fund, where for five years she led their statewide civic engagement initiatives, working directly with the Latino community and key stakeholders on issues related to citizenship and voting.

Angelica holds a Masters in Public Affairs and Practical Politics from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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For Legal Help

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.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583


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.