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Demand to Include Central Am. Nations on Census

Apr 18 2012

New America Media-Latino

Los Angeles (USA) - Pro-immigrant organizations will ask the U.S. Census Bureau to include Central American countries on the forms of the next decennial Census to identify the origin of residents from that area.

"In late May of this year Central American activists are going to meet with census officials to demand that the 2020 census forms include each of the countries of Central America," said Francisco Rivera, president of the Central American Roundtable (Mesa Redonda Centroamericana).

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CHIRLA destaca labor de abogados y sindicatos

Apr 6 2012

La Opinion

El asambleísta Gil Cedillo, el activista Stewart Kwoh, los trabajadores de lavado de autos que lograron formar un sindicato y los 34 abogados que conforman una red de defensa de inmigrantes fueron los homenajeados la noche del jueves durante la gala anual de CHIRLA que este año fue bautizada como "Caminos a la promesa".

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Civil Rights Groups File Briefs Opposing Anti-Immigrant Law

Apr 12 2012

India West

More than 100 civil rights organizations, members of Congress, and former immigration officials last month sent 22 amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court opposing Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 legislation, one of the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant measures.

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“Kenny’s Law”

The Governor signs into law AB 2428 or “Kenny’s Law,” sponsored by Assemblymember Judy Chu, which strengthens protections for hate crime victims and their families. Kenny’s Law is the result of APALC’s work with the family of hate crime victim Kenneth Chiu, whose attacker was found legally insane. 

Proposition 54

Proposition 54 seeks to eliminate the state’s collection and analysis of race and ethnicity data, but is defeated due to significant opposition by community, education, and health leaders. APALC helps launch and lead the Asian American No on Prop 54 coalition.

Kenny Chiu Case

Kenny Chiu case: A white man stabs Kenneth Chiu, a 17-year-old Taiwanese American, to death in Laguna Hills. Prior to Kenny’s death, the Chiu family had experienced constant vandalism of their house and an anti-Chinese racial epithet scratched on their car. The killer – the Chius’ neighbor – later boasts that he is proud of the stabbing and that he acted “like … a klansman.” The perpetrator is found not guilty by reason of insanity in September 2003.

APALC v. Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services:

APALC v. Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services: After years of advocacy, APALC leads the filing of a federal civil rights complaint against the Los Angeles County welfare department for failure to provide adequate language assistance as required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint is filed on behalf of limited English proficient welfare applicants and recipients, including Spanish-speakers and those speaking Asian and other languages, who together comprise 40% of the county’s caseload. In 2003, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S.

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