Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

January 7, 2019

Over 40 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) organizations delivered a series of policy recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom's office on his inauguration day. The recommendations urge the Governor to address the needs of low-income, limited-English proficient and immigrant communities of color in California.

January 4, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) congratulates Julie Su, the organization's former litigation director, on her appointment as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency by Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom. She currently serves as California's Labor Commissioner.

January 4, 2019

On January 3, 2019, a federal judge issued a nationwide temporary restraining order preventing ICE from redetaining most Cambodian refugees with final deportation orders without first providing notice.

December 12, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly meeting with Vietnamese government officials this week to discuss potentially drastic changes to the terms of an agreement that has governed the deportation of individuals to Vietnam since 2008.

December 6, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) applauds Santa Ana City Council for signing an ordinance that adopts a map transitioning the city from at-large elections to district elections in 2020. The ordinance reflects the voters’ approval of a ballot measure in November to convert to district elections. The ballot...

November 29, 2018

In a move that protects the rights of thousands of immigrant voters, the Georgia Secretary of State today settled a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (Advancing Justice-Atlanta), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), and pro bono law firms Buckley Beal, LLP and Alston...

November 27, 2018

In the wake of mounting allegations of voter suppression in Georgia, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (Advancing Justice-Atlanta), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) with support from pro bono law firms Buckley Beal, LLP, and Alston & Bird, LLP filed a lawsuit today to block a Georgia law that...

November 14, 2018

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR CA), in conjunction with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), issued a Public Records Act (PRA) Request to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today, demanding transparency about a NonProfit Pilot Grant...

November 5, 2018

As the rights of immigrants across the country are threatened, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice - CA) is expanding its non-partisan efforts to make sure voters in California’s limited-English proficient immigrant communities are...

November 1, 2018

While the country is clamoring for unity amidst the mass shooting at a synagogue and package bomb attacks, President Trump is on the attack again. In a speech today he announced plans to deploy the military to block asylum seekers and build tent cities to detain families with children.  



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