Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


New Orange County Collaborative Provides Immigration Services To Undocumented Youth, On 4th Anniversary Of DACA Program

Garden Grove, CA - Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, authorized by President Obama in the summer of 2012.  With many undocumented young immigrants still not yet signed up for DACA, a new Orange County collaborative announced an expansion of free immigration services targeting immigrant families in the County.

New Translated Materials and Free Legal Clinic Available to Help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Understand Prop 47

LOS ANGELES – Proposition 47 (“Prop 47”) is a state ballot measure passed in November 2014 that reclassifies certain low-level, non-violent felonies to misdemeanors.  Such reclassifications can improve job and housing opportunities as well as provide certain immigration protections.  However, Prop 47 only allows applications for reclassification for a limited period of time – until November 2017 – so time is running out to file a Prop 47 application. Despite many free legal clinics providing Prop 47 assistance, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) remain underrepresented among those seeking Prop 47 reclassification.


Advancing Justice Deeply Disappointed in US v. Texas Supreme Court Decision

LOS ANGELES - In a 4-4 decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the President’s executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked.

“The Supreme Court today failed to act on the opportunity to allow implementation of vital relief programs for nearly 5 million people, including more than 400,000 Asian American immigrants,” said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC. “We are disappointed in their split decision, which further underscores the need to have nine Justices on the Supreme Court.”


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
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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.