Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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Advancing Justice-LA routinely calls upon your support to help advocate for changes to discriminatory laws, policies, and other practices affecting Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and immigrant communities and promote policies that result in positive systemic changes in government, business or society. 

Below, you will find a list of ways for you to get involved in the coming weeks. We will do our best to keep you up to date, but due to the unpredictable nature of the current administration, dates and details may be changing rapidly. Please continue to check this page for updates! For email updates on ways to take action, please fill out this form

Vigils, Rallies, and Events:

  • Vigilant Love will be coordinating vigils and rallies at LAX over the next few weeks. 
  • "Forbidden Conversations" workshop on February 14: a space for faith and ethnic leaders to discuss how we can steward our communities forward through constructive, respectful dialogue and action. Please register here.
  • “Not this Time: Unity March Against Discrimination” on Monday 2/21/17 (tentatively) at 6 pm to demonstrate unified opposition among LGBT people, Muslims, women, all immigrants and refugees, and the broader progressive community.
  • Immigrants Make America Great March on 2/18/17
  • #TransQueerRefugeHere on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm at Japanese American National Museum (pending location). Check out the details on the FB event page here.
  • Jummah Prayer-In on Friday, March 3, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Find out more details about the event at our FB event page here.

Trainings:

  • Help a child in removal proceedings. Unfamiliar with the most common legal remedies for kids? There is a great FREE recorded training that you can access through PLI. Link up with your local NGO and they can provide you with a client and mentors. Here are a handful of agencies in need of volunteers:Immigrant Defenders Law CenterPublic CounselKINDCARECEN, and Esperanza.
  • Sign-up for PLI's FREE training on Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants in March + other great trainings.
  • Get trained as an NLG Legal Observer and protect the rights of protesters
  • The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) has launched its free winter 2017 webinar series. At the registration page, you may register for any of the webinars you wish to join.  Registration is required in order to receive California CLE credit. To participate in any of these webinars, please register by clicking here

Actions:

Raids on Immigrant Communities:

There have been numerous reports of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) arresting people across the United States. If you are concerned about the impact these raids have on our community, please take action by:

  • Calling your representative in Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them you want these raids to stop immediately.
  • Calling your mayor, governor, and local and state representatives and demand that they take steps to protect immigrant communities from attack. You can find your state and local elected officials here.
  • Attending local marches and vigils opposing these raids. You can find information on local events here.
  • Reporting and documenting raids and arrests. Call United We Dream's hotline to report a raid: 1-844-363-1423. 

Naturalization: 
Advancing Justice highly encourages lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to apply for naturalization as soon as possible. Naturalization affords immigrants the highest form of protection against potential changes in law or executive orders. If you need assistance with naturalization, you can learn more about how to apply or access our services here.

 

 

 

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

ត្រូវការជំនួយជាភាសាខ្មែរ:

800.867.3126
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395

 

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.