Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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New Campaign Encourages Asian American Immigrants to Apply for Citizenship

Apr 7 2016

Non-profit organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, in partnership with community-based organizations and local government, on Wednesday, April 6, announced new campaign to encourage and boost the number of Asian American immigrants applying for US citizenship.

The campaign, “Endless possibilities. Citizenship Now!” is a coordinated effort of more than 10 organizations, government agencies, and offices of elected officials.

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Los Angeles Asian Groups Launch Big U.S. Citizenship Drive

Apr 13 2016

LOS ANGELES — Advocacy groups serving various ethnic communities launched a new program April 6 to increase the number of Asians and other minorities applying for U.S. citizenship.

Congressional District 27 Representative Judy Chu (Dem-California) enumerated four reasons why citizenship is important: “First you can protect yourself, second, you can protect your family, third, you can have a better life, and fourth, you can vote!”

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Ahead of Immigration Ruling and Election, Citizenship Finds Increased Importance

Apr 18 2016

The day before her court appearance in 2003, Carlin Sadangsal went to the mall to find something nice to wear.

Her parents, Rebeck and Grace, had been granted a hearing to change their immigration status, and Carlin Sadangsal, a junior high school student at the time, was preparing herself to be called to answer questions about her family.

"I said, 'Oh man, this is pretty serious," Sadangsal told NBC News. "This is not something that you should just forget about. This is something very life-changing."

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Advancing Justice - LA Expands Free ESL / Civics Classes to El Monte and El Sereno

LOS ANGELES – Starting April 18th, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) will expand its free English as a Second Language (ESL) and civics courses—currently offered in Koreatown, Chinatown, Temple City, Rosemead, and San Gabriel—through the addition of locations in El Sereno and El Monte. This expansion is designed to reach the underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of the San Gabriel Valley and help address a growing need for English classes for citizenship.

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election. Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen.

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision to Preserve Equal Representation in “One Person, One Vote” Case Ensures Immigrant and Minority Populations will Continue to be Counted

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC applaud today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Evenwel v. Abbott regarding how population should be counted for redistricting purposes. The Court ruled 8-0 to unanimously affirm the principle that every member of our society counts and deserves representation—including children, recent immigrants, and other non-voting individuals.

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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.