Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Immigration Relief Eligibility Screenings

Do you want to know if you’re eligible for any current immigration relief programs? Are you looking for lawful immigration status in the United States? Immigration relief eligibility screenings are a great way to start determining your next step towards permanent residency or lawful presence. Advancing Justice-LA provides this service for free. 

Know Your Rights Presentations

Immigration Project staff are available to give Know Your Rights presentations at local schools, libraries, and community centers. Follow the link to request a presentation today! 

Family-Based Immigration

Do you need assistance with a future or currently-pending immigration matter regarding family-based immigration? Advancing Justice-LA offers low-cost immigration consultations for certain forms of immigration relief. Services include, but are not limited to, adjustment of status (I-485), petition for alien relative (I-130), affidavit of support, immigration relief for a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen, consular processing, application for travel document (I-131), and petition for alien fiancé(e).

Immigration Handouts and Resources 

Stay up-to-date on immigration news and immigration relief programs. Check out the latest immigration guides and flyers published by Advancing Justice-LA and local partners.

Removal Defense

Do you have an upcoming hearing before an Immigration Judge, an ICE check-in, or have you already been ordered removed by an Immigration Judge? Are you currently being detained by ICE? Whether you or a loved one is detained or not, Advancing Justice-LA offers free removal defense services to individuals in removal proceedings. Services include, but are not limited to, removal defense consultations to screen for available forms of relief, pro se assistance and direct representation before the Immigration Court. Advancing Justice-LA provides these services for free.

If you have a request for a Know Your Rights presentation, please submit it here


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.