Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Supreme Court Appears Divided on Arguments Over Obama’s Immigration Orders

Apr 20 2016

The nation’s top court on Monday, April 18, heard oral arguments for the case United States v. Texas, which challenges President Barack Obama’s executive actions to grant reprieve to millions of undocumented immigrants in the country.

Monday’s arguments centered on whether Obama overstepped his authority by authorizing programs in November 2014 that would defer deportation for about four million undocumented immigrants, and whether states had the standing to challenge the administration’s policy.

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Advancing Justice Delivers Strong Message in Support of President’s Immigration Action

LOS ANGELES – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Nationally, about 400,000 undocumented Asian immigrants would be eligible for these deferred action initiatives.

Asian American Voters in California Agree on Key Issues According to New Poll

As the fastest growing racial group across the United States, Asian American voters have the potential to be the margin of victory in many local, state, and federal elections, and new poll results recently released by Advancing Justice-LA show that California’s growing Asian American electorate i

Immigrant Advocates Urge Sacramento Legislators To Bolster “One California” Immigration Services Funding

Community members, advocates, and researchers call for increased investment in immigration services for Deferred Action and Naturalization

LOS ANGELES - As legislators in Sacramento consider a $40 million proposal for “One California” Immigration Services funding, advocates will hold a news conference on March 30th to voice support for this critical funding. New research data from USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration will also show how California has much at stake in improving access to immigration assistance services.


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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.