Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


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Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded an Obama administration memo that would have protected the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, and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.

Advancing Justice-LA Joins “Resist Los Angeles” March in Commemoration of May Day

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) joined a coalition of over 100 organizations rallying against policies and rhetoric by the current administration that threaten families, communities, and the nation’s values of justice, fairness, and equality.  Today’s Los Angeles May Day march is expected to be one of the largest in the country.  

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Federal Court Decision Blocking Trump’s Anti-Sanctuary Orders

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued a nationwide preliminary injunction yesterday blocking the Trump administration from carrying out provisions in a January 25th executive order that threaten to cut federal grants to local and state governments that have been deemed to be “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

Over 30 Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump’s Customs And Border Protection Proposal For Invasive Screening Of Chinese Travelers

Advancing Justice,  alongside a diverse group of civil rights, civil liberties, and community-based organizations, have signed on to a comprehensive letter to the U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP) condemning their proposal to collect social media identifiers from visitors from China. In light of Muslim Ban border policies that have been halted by federal judges and invasive screening practices that have discriminately targeted Muslim American travelers and travelers from Muslim-majority countries, our organizations are alarmed that Trump’s CBP now proposes to target visitors from China.

Advancing Justice Condemns AG Sessions’ Plans to Prosecute Undocumented Immigrants and Target Humanitarian Workers

LOS ANGELES  – Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday released a memo directing federal prosecutors to prioritize the prosecution of immigration status-related “crimes,” including an increase in felony charges for immigration status violations. The memo also prioritizes prosecution of people for transporting or harboring undocumented immigrants.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, condemns this memorandum in the following statement.



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