Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

October 6, 2018

The Senate’s approval of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an affront to the impartial judicial system that protects the civil and human rights of individuals as well as our belief that everyone has a right to live free from violence. It does an injustice to survivors of sexual assault, who take great risks in coming forward with their stories of...

September 27, 2018

Today, a coalition of Los Angeles-based civil rights and community groups issued a Public Records Act (PRA) Request to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and other local agencies demanding transparency about these agencies’ involvement...

September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – A broad coalition of elected officials, community leaders, patients, physicians, activists, and supporters are joining forces to lift their collective voice against a new policy that threatens the health, safety, and unity of civil society. The policy specifically goes after legal immigrants who play by the rules...

September 27, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice - CA) applauds Governor Brown for signing AB 2845 into law today. Authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta and co-sponsored by Advancing Justice - CA along with a coalition of...

September 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Trump Administration released new proposed rules that would punish immigrants seeking vital healthcare and other services.

September 21, 2018

The City of Los Angeles recognizes today, September 21st, as Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) Day. The proclamation was made this morning during the City Council public meeting in downtown Los Angeles. 

September 21, 2018

The City of Los Angeles recognizes today, September 21st, as Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) Day. The proclamation was made this morning during the City Council public meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

September 18, 2018

During the worst refugee crisis in history, the Trump administration is intentionally dismantling the life-saving and bipartisan refugee admissions program. The United States is projected to admit less than half of the number of refugees allowed under the current cap of 45,000 (19,899 refugees as of the end of August, projected to reach a high...

September 18, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice-CA), a joint project between Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, applaud Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 2291, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, into law. This bill addresses school bullying and would require local education...

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Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.