Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

July 30, 2018

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter, filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief on behalf of a diverse group of students,...

June 29, 2018

As June wraps up and Immigrant Heritage Month comes to a close, the Value Our Families coalition flexed a lot of organizing muscle throughout the month to fend off the Trump administration’s sustained attacks on immigrant and refugee families.

June 29, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) litigation director Laboni Hoq was recognized by the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) with a Public Interest Achievement Award. She was presented with the award at the SABA annual conference in New York City.

June 28, 2018

The City of Los Angeles is set to receive a $425,000 grant from the federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program supposedly aimed at building community resistance to extremism. But under the Trump administration, the secretive CVE program poses a dangerous threat to the civil rights and religious liberties of American Muslims. 

June 27, 2018

The only consensus Speaker Paul Ryan got with his immigration bill today was to let anti-immigrant politicians openly attack and scapegoat immigrants and their families on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

June 26, 2018

Today the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Trump Administration's third iteration of the Muslim Ban in a 5-4 decision. Rather than reinforcing the notion that America welcomes people regardless of where they are born, what they look like, or how they pray, the Supreme Court instead upheld a ban, driven by anti-Muslim sentiment,...

June 22, 2018

This morning, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) launched its inaugural Hindi helpline with the support of the Democracy Fund and the New Americans Campaign. This new helpline will support naturalization and immigration services to the South Asian community.  

June 21, 2018

In a purely symbolic, political act, House leaders forced a floor vote on Rep. Goodlatte’s “Securing America’s Future Act” to appease the extremists in their caucus. Although the Senate says they won’t take up either the Goodlatte or the Ryan-Trump immigration bills, supporters in the House have scheduled the Ryan-Trump bill for a vote tomorrow...

June 20, 2018

Nicole Ochi, supervising attorney for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)’s Impact Litigation project, has been named one of this year’s best 40 lawyers under 40 in California by the Daily Journal. The award honors lawyers from California under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in...



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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.