Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Advancing Justice Condemns Apparent Hate Attack and Mourns the Killing of South Asian Immigrant

On February 22, two Indian American immigrants were targeted and shot in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, and one of them was killed. A third man was shot trying to stop the shooter. The shooter reportedly yelled “get out of my country” and thought his victims were “Middle Eastern.&rdquo. This horrible tragedy comes on the heels of months of racist and xenophobic rhetoric and recent Presidential executive orders targeting immigrants and Muslims.

Advancing Justice Calls Latest Administration's Actions on Immigration Unconscionable

In response to the breaking news that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled new FAQs and policy memos aimed at detaining and deporting many more immigrants living in the U.S. regardless of their ties to communities, Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Outraged By Recent ICE Raids

LOS ANGELES — In response to news this past week about surges in detentions and deportations by ICE and a rising fear and anxiety amongst immigrant communities, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:  

Advocacy Groups Demand Transparency Regarding L.A. Mayor Garcetti's Recent 'Counter Violent Extremism' Grant Award

LOS ANGELES - Today, a coalition of Los Angeles based civil rights and community groups issued a Public Records Act (PRA) request to Mayor Eric Garcetti seeking transparency about federal grants awarded to the City of Los Angeles totalling $825,000, as part of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. Recent news reports indicate that the Trump Administration intends to focus CVE on addressing domestic “Islamic Extremism.”  

Advancing Justice Extremely Disappointed with Confirmation of Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary

LOS ANGELES - On Friday morning, February 10, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) as the new United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary by a vote of 52-47. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is extremely disappointed with his confirmation and concerned with Price’s plans to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) which will leave millions of Americans potentially uninsured.

Advancing Justice-LA Urges Undocumented Immigrants to Be Vigilant Amid Reports of Immigration Raids

LOS ANGELES -  This week, there have been multiple reports of immigrants being detained and deported, likely as a result of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s orders to increase immigration enforcement. This includes reports yesterday of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Southern California and stories of individuals being deported for offenses that were deemed low priority under the Obama Administration. Because we expect such raids and deportations to continue, Advancing Justice-LA urges immigrants -- particularly those who are undocumented and out of status -- to know their rights and to make plans in case they are targeted.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Court of Appeals Ruling Refusing to Reinstate Travel Ban

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, reacts to the ruling on the travel ban executive order issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice stated the following:

API Immigration Town Hall 2017 & Vietnamese Legal Clinic

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - OC (Advancing Justice – OC), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA), and BPSOS-CA will host a free legal workshop for Vietnamese immigrants that have questions regarding the new executive orders from President Donald Trump. This event will have attorneys present to provide free legal consultations to the first 30 attendees.


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.

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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.