Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

March 15, 2019
Today in Christchurch, New Zealand, at least 49 of our Muslim brothers and sisters were killed while worshipping by a white supremacist in a terrorist attack and many more were injured.
March 12, 2019

Today, the parties in Bhattarai v. Nielsen, a case challenging the termination of temporary...

March 7, 2019

Stewart Kwoh, founder and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), received the inaugural Dale Minami Impact Award presented by the Asian American Bar Association (AABA) of the Greater Bay Area. Kwoh was honored with the award at AABA's 43rd annual dinner on Wednesday, March 6 in San...

March 4, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, alongside over 60 Asian American groups and 25 professors, with Fox Rothschild LLP filed an amicus brief today in support of race-conscious holistic admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Participants in this brief whole-heartedly...

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...

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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.