Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens

Jan 29 2016

Obama administration officials met in Los Angeles on Friday with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

“To launch forward we must return to our core values as Americans and even in these tough times strive to embrace our role as a nation of immigrants, a nation of dreamers, a nation of hope,” Garcetti said on Twitter about the meeting, which was closed to the public.

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Pinoy DREAMers can dream again with deferred action

Aug 14 2012

Asian Journal

LOS ANGELES – When Anthony N. recently graduated from a University of California last year, a kind of depression set in. The 23-year-old undocumented Filipino didn’t know what to do next. His prospects were limited. Though he graduated with a political science degree, he didn’t have the proper paperwork to work in the United States.

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‘DREAM University’ makes college affordable to DREAMers

Aug 8 2012

Asian Journal

IN A recent report by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, it was revealed that the Filipino community in America has the highest number of undocumented youth in the country. “Filipinos have the highest number of undocumented youth in the United States,” said Joyce Noche, supervising attorney of APALC’s Immigration and Citizenship Project.

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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
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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.