Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Advancing Justice-LA, CAIR-LA and CLUE Call on City Officials to Address Recent Hate Crimes

ANAHEIM, CA -  The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) today called on Los Angeles city officials to address a spate of apparent hate crimes targeting minorities in the area. In a recent incident, a man allegedly yelled anti-Muslim epithets while defacing a Buddha statue in L.A.’s Palms neighborhood.

Five Civil Rights Organizations Oppose Latest Immigration Actions in the House

LOS ANGELES ―  Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a set of anti-immigrant bills that are scheduled for a vote later this week. These are the latest in a line of bills that outline a clear anti-immigrant strategy by House leadership and this administration. 

Advancing Justice Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision to Reinstate Portions of Muslim Ban

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the government's appeal of the lower court rulings blocking the Muslim ban. The court also reinstated part of the administration's Muslim ban, restricting some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. It allows foreign nationals with close familial relationships with someone in the U.S. to live with or visit the United States. It also allows workers who accept an offer of employment from an American company, students enrolled in an American university, or a lecturer invited to address an American audience to come to the United States. 

Advancing Justice Warns of Divisive Tactics in Recent Attacks on Muslims Group Disturbed by Attacks During Holy Month for Muslims

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is deeply disturbed over the latest attacks on Muslims and attempts to use the incidents to divide communities of color and further contribute to the criminalization of immigrants.

Administration Revokes Memo To Protect Immigrant Parents

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded an Obama administration memo that would have protected the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded DACA) program. The administration also seemed to affirm that the original DACA program will remain in place. Today, the Administration walked back the affirmation claiming whether or not to end the program is still under consideration.

Advancing Justice Condemns Anti-Muslim Attack and Fatal Stabbing in Portland, Oregon By A White Supremacist

LOS ANGELES - Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic attack in Portland:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Supports Xiaoxing Xi

Renowned American scientist and Temple University Professor Xiaoxing Xi has brought a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia against the FBI agents who conducted the investigation against him. Professor Xi seeks to hold the agents accountable, who are responsible for his unlawful prosecution, and to call attention to the fact that the government has unfairly targeted Chinese American scientists for merely doing their jobs. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, stands by Professor Xi in his quest for justice.


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