Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

November 21, 2017

The Trump administration announced yesterday its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti in eighteen months.

November 17, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is disappointed by the U.S. House of Representatives’ 227-205 vote to pass H.R.1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. This tax bill would massively cut programs like Medicaid...

November 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua and determined that more information is necessary regarding the TPS designation of Honduras. 
November 7, 2017

Civil rights advocates are asking a federal court to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the City of Poway’s election system and challenges the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).

November 1, 2017
Cambodian refugees detained in recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging their unlawful arrests. Since early October, ICE has rounded up over a hundred Cambodian refugees with deportation orders, making these the largest raids ever to target the Cambodian community....
October 30, 2017

During game three of the 2017 World Series, Houston Astros’ player Yulieski Gurriel made a racist gesture and slur after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher, Yu Darvish, who is Japanese and Iranian. Gurriel was filmed pulling back the corners of his eyes and calling Darvish “Chinito”, a Spanish term Gurriel acknowledged was...


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