Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Dec 27, 2012

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center hosted a holiday party to honor the clients who have naturalized throughout 2012 and thank our citizenship volunteers in recognition of their outstanding work. In 2012, APALC and its community partners in Los Angeles and Orange County assisted over 1,000 immigrants with citizenship. Over 250 of those immigrants have already become United States citizens.

Dec 07, 2012

(Originally published on the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress blog in April 2011)

Nov 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific Bar Association (NAPABA) awarded Laboni Hoq with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), with the Best Under 40 Award at its Gala Installation Banquet on November 17, 2012.

Nov 20, 2012

We at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, are so grateful to you for supporting our work.  Every day, we help elderly immigrants achieve their dreams of citizenship.  We assist survivors of domestic violence in breaking free from their abusers and becoming independent members of society.  In 2012, we had the special privilege of helping nearly 700 youth in their applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, w

Nov 09, 2012

The Los Angeles City Public Libraries has an ongoing partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and local non-profit organizations to help promote and provide naturalization assistance.

Nov 09, 2012

There are certain things you can plan for when creating an electoral campaign. You can do the math to count how many volunteers it will take to call so and so number voters for so and so number of hours in a shift. You can create well-structured surveys using scientific methodology to measure the priority issues of your targeted base and you can use get-out-the-vote messages that have been tested with multiple focus groups.

Nov 05, 2012

Local youth groups have spent the past few months educating the public about the importance of voting. The Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) at UCLA created rAPId, an event to inform UCLA students about civic engagement, while PELE Sisterhood, a Pacific Islander sorority based in Long Beach, helped enlighten the Pacific Islander community through art.

Nov 01, 2012

The first-ever California Asian American Pacific Islander Voter Guide is now available to help voters make informed decisions for the November 6 election.

The voter guide, which can be found online at, includes positions on nine of the 11 ballot measures from 22 organizations across the state that are educating and mobilizing community members to vote in the November elections. 

Oct 25, 2012

For more than a year, 18-year-old Ivette Ocampo has been interning with APALC’s Youth and Parent Leadership Development and has been able to take her own experiences as an undocumented student to help educate other young people about the importance of social activism.

Oct 24, 2012

Suely Ngouy, APALC’s Policy Advocate for the Health Access Project, has been named a 2012-2013 Fellow by the Women’s Policy Institute.



Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, 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.