Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


If you are an immigrant and a victim of domestic violence, you may have certain immigration options to legalize your status. Domestic violence can include physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and economic abuse. It can also be threats of violence or threats of deportation.
Family and marriage is very important but sometimes there are good reasons for ending a marriage such as domestic violence or child abuse. If you are thinking of ending your marriage, you are not alone. Many people are in your situation. You also have different options available to you.
A publication of the Asian American Justice Center, the NAACP Legal and Education Fund, Inc., and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
The report is based on work conducted by APALC and the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) to increase turnout among Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.
Domestic violence is abuse that occurs between people who know each other. Find out how to get help.



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.