Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

August 16, 2019

Nonprofits serving immigrant communities and advocates for racial equity, health, children, farmworkers, and working families today filed suit to block implementation of the Trump administration’s “public charge” regulation, which threatens millions of immigrant families — disproportionally families of color. La Clínica de la Raza et al. v....

August 13, 2019

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a final rule making sweeping changes to the "public charge" test that will disproportionately block immigrants of color from obtaining lawful permanent residency, also known as green cards, inhibit...

August 2, 2019

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom declared August 2, 2019, as “El Monte Thai Garment Workers Day,” the 24th anniversary of the Thai workers being freed from a barbed-wired garment sweatshop. The case is considered a landmark case in labor trafficking and workers’ rights in the state, and led to significant labor reforms, as championed by Asian...

June 28, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to hear three of the Trump Administration’s appeals of decisions that block the Administration from terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Currently, the federal government is under court order to accept and process renewal applications, but it is not accepting new applications...

June 27, 2019

Today, the Supreme Court held that the Census Bureau’s purported reason for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census was false. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus...

June 25, 2019

Today, four workers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Grand America Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (“Grand America”) and its parent company Sinclair Service Co. (“Sinclair”), which operate Grand America Hotel, the largest hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The workers, who are originally from the Philippines, allege that Defendants used a...

June 13, 2019

Advancing Justice-LA (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles) and Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) released a new report today, Inside the Numbers: How Immigration Shapes Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities, which details the diversity of the immigrant population...

May 31, 2019

Covered California announced Friday, May 24 that it will partner with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) — and dozens of other community-based organizations — to educate consumers about their health care options, offer in-person enrollment and renewal assistance and provide ongoing support with getting the...

May 14, 2019

Today, a statewide coalition of over sixty community, student, and civil rights groups, supported by national organizations throughout the country, issued a letter to the Governor of California demanding that his office reject and dismantle the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services’ (Cal OES) Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)...

May 13, 2019

On May 1, 2019, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)  welcomed Sylia Obagi as the organization’s Interim Executive Director. 



Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, 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.