Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

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. 

May 2, 2019

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) will be hosting a free Pan Asian Citizenship Clinic on May 18th. The clinic will provide attendees free citizenship services, including: eligibility screenings, application assistance, and legal review by qualified...

March 22, 2019

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and Muslim Advocates alongside several organizations, with the law firm of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, filed an amicus brief in support of the City of Baltimore's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration for its changes to the U.S...

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...



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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.