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May 11, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Joined by prominent national and state leaders, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, announced today the next in a continuing series of events in an ambitious statewide campaign to help Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants in California to become...

May 2, 2011

Sacramento, CA -Today Assemblymember Mike Eng marks the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1088 from the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection on a bipartisan vote of 5 to 0.

April 12, 2011

FRESNO – More than 20 current and former casino workers have filed two class action lawsuits charging that Club One Casino engaged in discrimination by segregating and reducing the hours of Hmong poker dealers, as well as firing its older employees.

April 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO—Members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice applaud today’s ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a district court decision blocking implementation of some of the most egregious provisions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.

April 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a district court’s decision that struck down the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (“DADT”) policy, which discriminates against openly lesbian, gay and bisexual members of the U.S. military.

March 30, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, announces a new clinic for low income Korean immigrants that will be offered the second Wednesday of each month at the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC). The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 13.

March 25, 2011

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, welcomes long-time public interest attorney Doreena Wong as the project director for APALC's Health Access Project.

March 23, 2011

WASHINGTON—The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, applaud yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Kasten v.

March 21, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – Karin Wang, the Vice-President of Programs & Communications at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), will be honored today as the 2011 Woman of the Year for the 49th Assembly District.

March 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, announced Friday the launch of an ambitious statewide campaign to encourage Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants in California to become U.S. citizens.

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