Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strongly Opposes Anti-Immigrant Bill to Slash Greencards and End Family Immigration

Today, President Trump announced support for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue’s (R-GA) updated restrictionist anti-immigrant bill, the RAISE Act, that would upend the immigration system to further a white nationalist agenda and move the country in the wrong direction. 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Passage of Texas Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4

On Sunday May 7, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 4, which strips local communities of their power to set local law enforcement policies regarding the treatment of immigrants and mandates that Texas local law enforcement agencies respond to unconstitutional immigration detainer requests. SB 4 allows local law enforcement to ask individuals who are lawfully detained (even for a traffic stop) about their immigration status. Essentially, SB 4 requires Texans to “show their papers.”

Know Your Rights: Immigration

Know Your Rights: Immigration
Presented by: Rosemead Library, CARACEN & Advancing Justice-LA

Where: Rosemead Library, 8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Rosemead Library is proud to host three Immigration Rights workshops in cooperation with CARACEN and Advancing Justice-LA. Do you know your rights as an immigrant in the United States? Learn about your rights when it comes to immigration and in the work force.  

For Adults. Light refreshments will be served. 

Orange County Collaboration Expands Immigration Screenings and Citizenship Services

In light of growing anti-immigrant sentiment across the country, all immigrants regardless of current legal status are encouraged to protect themselves by seeking comprehensive immigration screenings if undocumented and applying for citizenship if eligible (green card holder). To meet this growing need, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Orange County (Advancing Justice-OC) has expanded its citizenship services with the addition of two new staff attorneys. The new attorneys add Korean and Chinese language capacity and services are open to eligible immigrants, both Asian and non-Asian.  Advancing Justice-OC is part of a county-wide collaborative of service providers offering free to low-cost immigration and citizenship services that are both linguistically and culturally appropriate. 


Advancing Justice-LA Urges Asian and Pacific Islander Immigrants to “Know Your Rights” As Deportations and Raids Expand

As a result of President Trump’s immigration executive orders, immigration raids and deportations are increasing across the country. Many more immigrants, including many Asian and Pacific Islander (API) immigrants, are at much higher risk of being detained and deported than during the Obama Administration. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) advises and urges API immigrants to “know your rights” and understand how to prepare for and respond to increasing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities.  

Advancing Justice Calls Latest Administration's Actions on Immigration Unconscionable

In response to the breaking news that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled new FAQs and policy memos aimed at detaining and deporting many more immigrants living in the U.S. regardless of their ties to communities, Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

Election Puts Future of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program in Question

LOS ANGELES - Following the results of last week’s presidential election, the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains uncertain. Authorized through executive action by President Obama in the summer of 2012, the DACA program grants temporary protection from deportation and lawful employment to certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States before their sixteenth birthday. In 2014, recipients of the DACA program were able to renew their work permits to continue to provide for their families, pursue their education, and live their lives without fear. To date, many have applied to renew their work permits for the second time. 


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
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583


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.