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June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four leading Asian American civil rights organizations announced during their annual conference today that they are formally affiliating under a new name, Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.

June 17, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, has released “Citizenship 101: Your Guide to Citizenship,” a new video and workbook to help immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship navigate the naturalization process.

June 5, 2010

PHOENIX – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, and a coalition of civil rights groups asked a federal court today to block Arizona from implementing its controversial new law, known as SB 1070, pending a final court ruling on its...

May 24, 2010

凰城 – 同為亞美推動正義中心(Asian American Center for Advancing Justice)
會員的亞太法律中心(Asian Pacific American Legal Center, APALC) 及亞美正義中心(Asian
American Justice Center,AAJC)上週與其他民權團體共同向聯邦法院提出訴訟,
向亞利桑那州違反憲法,要求警察針對被攔下「可合理懷疑」為非法移民者查看「身份文件」的S
B 1070反移民法提出挑戰。

May 24, 2010

피닉스– 아태 법률센터(APALC)와 아시안 아메리칸 법률 센터(AAJC), 그리고 아시안 아메리칸 법률 발전 센터 (Asian American Center for Advancing Justice) 회원들이 지난 주 인권단체들과 연합하여 아리조나주의 SB 1070법에 대항하는 연방 소송을 제기했다. SB 1070은 헌법에 위배되는 아리조나주의 반 이민법으로, 경찰들에게 불법체류자라는 ‘합리적인 의심’을 불러일으키는 사람들을 멈춰 세워 “증명 서류”를 요청할 수 있도록 하고 있다.

May 24, 2010

PHOENIX – Last week, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), members of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, jointly filed a federal lawsuit with other civil rights groups to challenge SB 1070, Arizona’s unconstitutional antiimmigrant law that requires police to demand "papers" from...

May 17, 2010

PHOENIX – The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona challenging Arizona’s new law requiring police to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S.

May 6, 2010

LOS ANGELES – Each May, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Union Bank and KCET honor “Local Heroes” in the Asian Pacific American community.

May 5, 2010

LOS ANGELES—Leaders of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) announced today that their organizations will jointly challenge SB 1070, a sweeping and profoundly anti-immigrant piece of state legislation that was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on April 23,...

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