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Advancing Justice Announces Legal Resources and Direct Assistance to Undocumented Youth on Deferred Action Relief

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice—Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC), and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—are mobilizing to meet the high need for culturally and linguistically appropriate legal assistance in the Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant community, following Friday’s announcement on the deferred action process for eligible undocumented youth by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Advancing Justice Warns of Immigration Fraud on Deferred Action

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)—Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—warn of potential immigration fraud by immigration consultants, also known as “notarios,” who claim they can assist applicants with the deferred action process to undocumented youth.

Affiliate spotlight: ALC launches online petition drive for TRUST Act

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, and other civil rights groups have launched an online petition to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the TRUST Act (AB 1081-Ammiano), legislation that would place limits on the detention of California residents for immigration by local police.

Pew Research Study Ignores Social and Economic Diversity within Asian American Groups

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) is deeply concerned about how findings from a recent study by the Pew Research Center have been used to portray Asian Americans. While the report, “The Rise of Asian Americans,” should be applauded for the attention it provides an often misunderstood racial group, its narrative largely ignores the tremendous social and economic diversity within Asian American communities.

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Applaud DHS Relief to DREAMers

WASHINGTON—The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice—Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—applauds the Department of Homeland Security’s new directive that, effective immediately, allows certain DREAMers to be considered for relief from deportation from the country or from entering into deportation proceedings, as long as they do not present a risk to national security or public safety.

Advancing Justice Disappointed by DOJ PREA Regulation’s Failure to Cover Immigration Detainees

WASHINGTON – On May 17, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its final rule on the standards, which will govern the administration and application of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003.  DOJ’s final rule will not cover immigration detention, despite strong urging by more than 115 immigration, labor, faith-based, women’s rights, community and victim advocacy organizations that PREA be implemented fully in all immigration detention facilities through the DOJ’s National Standards for the Prevention, Detection, Response and Monitoring of Sexual Abuse.

Advancing Justice Condemns House Vote on VAWA

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 220 to 205, passed a bill that effectively eradicates many protections in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for immigrant women survivors of domestic violence. The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)—Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—strongly condemns this result, which could jeopardize the lives of immigrant women, their children and other survivors of domestic violence.

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