Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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February 23, 2018

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) made changes to its mission statement yesterday, taking out the phrases “secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants” and “promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship,” and adding the words “protecting Americans, securing the homeland.” The word “customer” was also removed...

February 21, 2018

According to a new report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), there are over half a million Asian Americans living in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley (SGV), more than there are in 42 states or in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. Using the latest data from the U.S. Census...

February 15, 2018
LOS ANGELES - The Senate ended today by failing to pass a bill to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth. Among the amendments up for a vote was a bill heavily supported by the Trump administration, a white nativist wish list which failed miserably on the floor.
 
February 14, 2018

Today, Republicans offered partisan anti-immigrant proposals for votes. These amendments are nothing more than an immigration reform in disguise while failing to provide a solution for DACA recipients – the real problem that Trump manufactured by ending the program on September 5, 2018.

February 8, 2018
 Tonight, Congress is expected to vote on a budget to avoid another government shutdown. Once again, Congress is debating over a spending bill but has yet to bring any legislative solutions to a vote for DACA recipients.
February 7, 2018

Last night, by a vote of 3 to 2, the San Gabriel City Council rescinded a recently-signed agreement between the San Gabriel Police Department (SGPD) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The agreement had been the subject of growing concern, since it was first reported in the media on January 11, 2018. Over 100 people signed up to...

January 25, 2018

Advancing Justice-OC, in partnership with UCI researchers, finds monolithic treatment of Asian American community masks unique needs of Orange County's largest and fastest growing immigrant community.

January 22, 2018

Today, the Senate voted unanimously to reopen the government through February 8 without a solution for the 800,000 DACA recipients. Their refusal to resolve the DACA crisis that the Trump administration created ignores the will of the American people, 87 percent of whom are in favor of providing a pathway to citizenship for our immigrant youth...

January 20, 2018

President Trump and the Republicans would rather shut down the government than to provide a solution for 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Their refusal to resolve the DACA crisis, created by the Trump administration, ignores the will of the American people, the majority of whom are in favor of providing a...

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