Advancing Justice Deeply Disappointed in US v. Texas Supreme Court Decision

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Deeply Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Failure to Allow Implementation of President’s Immigration Relief Programs

LOS ANGELES - In a 4-4 decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the President’s executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked.

“The Supreme Court today failed to act on the opportunity to allow implementation of vital relief programs for nearly 5 million people, including more than 400,000 Asian American immigrants,” said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC. “We are disappointed in their split decision, which further underscores the need to have nine Justices on the Supreme Court.”

Although the Supreme Court’s decision prevents the new programs from being implemented, it is important to remember that the original DACA program created in 2012 has not been affected. Those individuals eligible for the original DACA should continue to apply, whether for the first time or renewal.

“We are deeply disappointed that millions of families will continue to live under the threat of deportation, but our organization will continue to provide free assistance to local community members who are eligible for the original DACA program,” said Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. “And Advancing Justice-LA remains committed to the fight to expand administrative relief to more undocumented immigrants, as well as the larger goal of an immigration system that  ensures all immigrants are safe from deportation, able to reunite with their families, and treated with dignity and respect.”

For those that qualify for the original DACA program, Advancing Justice-LA provides free application assistance with first-time applications as well as renewals. For more information, please email [email protected]org or call Advancing Justice-LA’s toll-free in-language helpline numbers:

Chinese: 800-520-2356
Khmer: 800-867-3126
Korean: 800-867-3640
Tagalog: 800-300-2552
Thai: 800-914-9583
Vietnamese: 800-267-7395
DACA English/Spanish: 213-241-0240

Free immigration screenings are also available every Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Karsh Center in Koreatown, every third Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the San Gabriel Valley Service Center, and every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Advancing Justice-LA office in downtown L.A. Appointments are required.

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Nico D’Auterive, 213-241-0259, [email protected]
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Advancing Justice-LA Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

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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.