Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Senior Staff Attorney

Yoshida, Esq.

Mark Yoshida,  Senior Staff Attorney in Advancing Justice-LA’s Immigration & Citizenship Project, helps immigrants become American citizens.  

Yoshida also handles general immigration cases, such as permanent residence applications, and directs clinics for the Korean, Vietnamese, and South Asian communities. He received the South Asian Network’s first-ever Recognition Award for his service to South Asian immigrants.

Yoshida earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from University of California, Riverside and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.


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.