Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

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...

January 19, 2019

President Trump in December agreed to “own” the ongoing government shutdown. Today, he proposes to end the crisis of his own making by offering temporary protection from deportation for  DACA and TPS recipients, two other crises of his own making, in exchange for $5.7 billion for his Wall and reduced protections for asylum seekers.. His...

January 9, 2019

BOSTON, MA - Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston, and Arnold Porter, LLP filed a Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law following the trial in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. During the three-week trial, SFFA failed to...

January 8, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) encourages community members to enroll into qualified health plans offered by Covered California, the state's marketplace for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Unlike most other states, Californians have until January 15th to enroll, which...

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

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.

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.

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...



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