Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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February 20, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA), a joint project between Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is proud to announce and welcome its new California Policy Manager, Liza Chu. The California Policy...

February 19, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint yesterday to demand greater government transparency about dramatic changes to policies on issuing Notices to Appear (NTA), generally the first step for U.S. Citizenship and...

February 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Today, President Trump declared a national emergency to build additional miles of destructive border wall, following Congress’ passage of a bill that allocates an additional $1.375 billion in wall funding.  
 
February 11, 2019

Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the unlawful termination of TPS for over 100,000 TPS holders from Honduras and Nepal and prevent the separation of tens of thousands of U.S. citizen children from their TPS-holder parents. The suit was...

February 11, 2019
SACRAMENTO -- This morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will withdraw over 350 of the state's National Guard troops from the southern border. The troops will be redirected to support California's fire agency as well as focus on international criminal drug gangs. 
 
January 26, 2019

Christina Yang, pro bono director and legal counsel at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is the recipient of the 2019 Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Award. The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Award was created in 2007 to recognize alumni from UC Berkeley School of Law who have shown a strong...

January 19, 2019

President Trump in December agreed to “own” the ongoing government shutdown. Today, he proposes to end the crisis of his own making by offering temporary protection from deportation for  DACA and TPS recipients, two other crises of his own making, in exchange for $5.7 billion for his Wall and reduced protections for asylum seekers.. His...

January 9, 2019

BOSTON, MA - Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston, and Arnold Porter, LLP filed a Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law following the trial in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. During the three-week trial, SFFA failed to...

January 8, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) encourages community members to enroll into qualified health plans offered by Covered California, the state's marketplace for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Unlike most other states, Californians have until January 15th to enroll, which...

January 7, 2019

Over 40 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) organizations delivered a series of policy recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom's office on his inauguration day. The recommendations urge the Governor to address the needs of low-income, limited-English proficient and immigrant communities of color in California.

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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.