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Asian American Civil Rights groups applaud DHS relief to DREAMers

Jun 15 2012

Asian Journal

WASHINGTON – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice—Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)—applauds the Department of Homeland Security’s new directive that, effective immediately, allows certain DREAMers to be considered for relief from deportation from the country or from entering into deportation proceedings, as long as they do not present a risk to national security or public safety.

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Congress needs to save immigrant women from harm

Jun 14 2012

By Betty M. Song and Amy Woo Lee

The Progressive

Congress needs to pass a version of the Violence Against Women Act that fully protects immigrant women who fall victim to domestic violence.

Consider what happens to thousands of undocumented domestic violence victims now residing in this country, such as Joon, whose name we have changed to protect her identity. But she is a real person. She was our client at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles.

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California primary to have voter page in Hindi

Jun 6 2012

Rediff News

With the goal of inspiring and preparing every eligible citizen to vote, the American state of California has for the first time ever provided a new voter page that carried ballot information in Hindi for the June 5 primary election.

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English learners lawsuit could affect California school districts

May 30 2012

Los Angeles Times

State officials are neglecting their legal obligation to ensure English learners are receiving an adequate and equal education, says a lawsuit filed Wednesday by advocates that include the ACLU of Southern California.

The focus of the litigation is a small school system near Fresno, but the ramifications are much wider, with the potential to affect English learners statewide and to compel the California Department of Education to aggressively enforce state law

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Why is APALC supporting healthy families in Alhambra?

May 9 2012

Alhambra Source

On Saturday, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center will be hosting a forum for family issues at San Gabriel High School in Alhambra. Marvin Andrade, the national advocacy organization's director of leadership development, explains why families, why this is not limited to Asian Americans, and why Alhambra.

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