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Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Applauds President Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) – composed of Asian American Institute, Asian American Justice Center, Asian Law Caucus and Asian Pacific American Legal Center – applauds President Barack Obama’s support of marriage equality for all couples, whether same-sex, different-sex, or transgender.

Asian Law Caucus Celebrates Four Decades of Civil Rights

SAN FRANCISCO – On April 27, more than 800 members of the legal and civil rights community attended the 40th anniversary dinner of the Asian Law Caucus (ALC), which like the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), is a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.  ALC honored the tireless pro bono and workers’ rights efforts of Davis, Cowell, and Bowe, LLP and the courageous activists advocating immigrant rights behind the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc.(AALAC), the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS), and OCA-Georgia.

Together We Are Committed to Advancing Equal Opportunity

Later this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT). The Court will consider a challenge to the constitutionality of UT’s consideration of race as one factor in a holistic, individualized review of about 25 percent of its undergraduate applicants’ admissions profiles.

Two years ago when the Fisher case was before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), whose members are Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian American Institute (AAI) and Asian Law Caucus (ALC), filed an amicus, or friend-of-the court, brief to support UT’s admissions policy. 

Advancing Justice Urges U.S. Supreme Court To Hold Arizona’s SB 1070 Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court today heard arguments from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) legal challenge to Arizona’s sweeping anti-immigrant law S.B. 1070, which requires state and local law enforcement officers to detain and investigate residents based on the suspicion that they are undocumented.  It also purports to authorize state and local law enforcement officers to make warrantless arrests for alleged violations of immigration laws independent of federal authority to do so.    

Statement of Advancing Justice for Hearing on Ending Racial Profiling in America

Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham and members of the Subcommittee:

We submit this testimony for the record on behalf of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian American Justice Center, Asian American Institute, and Asian Law Caucus, as members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (hereafter “Advancing Justice”). The mission of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice is to promote a fair and equitable society for all by working for civil and human rights and empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and other underserved communities.

Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Joins Civil Rights Community in Mourning the Passing of John A. Payton

WASHINGTON – Today, members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)—Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—mourn the passing of John A. Payton, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s president and director-counsel.

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