Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

April 26, 2018

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will terminate temporary protected status (TPS) for Nepal in one year on June 24, 2019. At that time, approximately 9,000 TPS holders will lose their work authorization and be at risk of being swept up in ICE’s aggressive deportation raids. 

April 25, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii, which is challenging the third version of the Trump Administration's executive order known as the Muslim Ban. When President Trump first proposed the Muslim Ban as a centerpiece of his administration, people from around the country came together to oppose the racist,...

April 25, 2018

Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), Sidley Austin LLP, with strong support from a diverse coalition of community-based organizations, sued the City of Santa Ana today for violation of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).  

April 25, 2018

Another federal judge has determined that the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is arbitrary and capricious. The court has given the administration 90 days to issue a more thorough and reasoned memo ending the program or it must begin to accept new applications. 

April 23, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati today filed suit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla demanding increased access to language assistance for limited English...

April 6, 2018

Advancing Justice mourns the death of Senator Daniel Akaka, who served in the House and Senate for three and a half decades. After being hospitalized for months, he passed away early this morning in Honolulu. He was 93. 

April 4, 2018

Last night, by a vote of 3 to 2, the San Gabriel City Council passed a safe city resolution, which will protect community members and residents at risk of arrest, detention, and deportation. The Diversity and Inclusion Resolution (No. 18-15) comes nearly two months after the City Council voted to rescind an agreement between the San Gabriel...

April 4, 2018

Late Tuesday night, West Covina City Council members affirmed the City’s commitment to immigrants as a vital and integral part of the community by upholding and not taking action on SB 54, also known as the California Values Act. The vote is a welcome change from just last year, when the City Council voted to formally oppose the legislation...

March 27, 2018

On Monday night, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would include a question on citizenship in the upcoming 2020 Census. 

March 16, 2018

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) called for U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to issue a formal public apology to Representative Colleen Hanabusa for his inappropriate use of the Japanese language in response to her question about preserving funding for memorials recognizing the WWII incarceration of...



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