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Civil Rights Groups Urge Hoekstra to Remove Ad Immediately

Feb 9 2012

Rafu Shimpo

WASHINGTON — Members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) — Asian American Institute, Asian American Justice Center, Asian Law Caucus and Asian Pacific American Legal Center — are outraged by former Michigan congressman Pete Hoekstra’s 30-second advertisement that aired Super Bowl Sunday in Michigan.

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Civil Rights Advocates Meet in L.A. to Discuss Voter Suppression Laws

Jan 30 2012

California Progress Report

Last week, at a press briefing co-hosted by New America Media (NAM) and Common Cause, civil rights lawyers and advocates representing California’s largest ethnic communities spoke of the need to work together to ensure that 2012 elections are open and accessible, in light of a rash of state laws that they say are being deliberately designed to suppress the vote of ethnic minorities and the poor.

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APALC Welcomes Laboni Hoq as Litigation Director

Jan 23 2012

Asian American Press

LOS ANGELES  — The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, welcomes civil rights litigator Laboni Hoq as its new Litigation Director.

In that position, Hoq will oversee APALC’s strategy to advocate for civil rights through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand existing legal protections as well as change institutional practices.

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APALC Condemns Anti-Immigrant Radio Show

Jan 21 2012

New American Media

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center condemns derogatory remarks against Korean Americans expressed by co-host John Kobylt (KFI 640) during the Jan. 5 broadcast of Clear Channel’s “The John and Ken Show.”

The press conference was held at the Korean Resource Center, and also included speakers from National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Korean American Bar Association and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

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Asian-Americans are best kept demographic secret

Nov 18 2011

The Progressive
By Karen Narasaki and Stewart Kwoh
As the race to the presidency goes full throttle, candidates should not ignore the best-kept demographic secret in politics: the rise of Asian-American voters.
Our ranks have swelled by 46 percent over the past decade, making us the fastest growing racial minority in the nation and ready to wield power and influence in the 2012 election.

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Report: Asian-Americans grow beyond coastal hubs

Oct 30 2011

Associated Press
Asian-Americans have seen their ranks swell over the past decade not only in coastal immigrant enclaves and the San Gabriel Valley, but also in new places such as the southwestern states of Texas and Nevada, according to a report released last week by a coalition of Asian-American organizations.
The report shows the largest Asian-American populations have remained in California and New York, but traditionally smaller communities shot up between 2000 and 2010, more than doubling in Nevada and growing 95 percent in Arizona.

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Asian Americans now country's fastest growing racial group

Oct 26 2011

Los Angeles Times
Increased immigration from South Asia helped fuel the rapid growth in the number of Asian Americans over the last decade as well as an influx of Asians to states such as Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data released Wednesday.

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S-Comm Silences Domestic Violence Victims

Oct 21 2011

New American Media
by Amy Woo
For years, Yan endured brutal beatings and repeated rapes at the hands of her husband. An undocumented immigrant from Asia, she never called the police out of fear that she would be deported and forever separated from their child, who was born in the United States. 

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