Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Community Immigration Education & Workshops

Advancing Justice-LA strives to educate and inform local communities about their rights and their options for immigration. 
Immigration Project staff are trained to give immigration information sessions, know your rights presentations, and immigration eligibility screening workshops in local schools, libraries, and community centers. Advancing Justice-LA has already presented and worked closely with local schools such as Jordan High School (Watts), Animo Locke College Preparatory Academy, John Fremont High School, Jefferson High School, Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy, and  Lincoln High School. 
The following services are available by request:  
Immigration Information Session
Attendees are introduced to basic immigration information including the following topics: 
  • Where does immigration law come from?
  • Implementation of Immigration Law
  • Crimes and Deportability
  • Immigration Consequences for Crimes
  • Immigration Relief
  • Routes to Permanent Immigration Status
  • Family-Based Petitions
  • Unlawful Presence and the Permanent Bar
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Beware of Immigration Fraud
  • California Programs for Undocumented Immigrants 
Know Your Rights Presentation
Attendees are informed of their rights as undocumented immigrants. This includes information about: 
  • Police Questioning
  • Immigration Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) Coming to Your Home
  • Immigration Raids
  • Being Accused of a Crime
  • Being Arrested
  • Making a Safety Plan
  • Your Rights
Immigration Eligibility Screening Workshop 
Attendees will be able to sit one-on-one with trained volunteers, D.O.J. accredited representatives, and authorized immigration attorneys for a brief consultation to determine eligibility for any current immigration relief program including family-based immigration and current immigration relief based on humanitarian needs. Attendees are then given instructions for next steps to pursue lawful immigration status in the United States. This service is FREE of charge. 
To request any of the services mentioned above for your school or community organization, please fill out this form.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is an organization recognized by the Department of Justice (D.O.J.) and all immigration services are operated by trained volunteers, D.O.J. accredited representatives, and authorized immigration attorneys. 

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.