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Keeping Hope Alive for DACA

July 20, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Encouraged by 2017 DREAM Act San Francisco, CA  — July 20, 2017 — Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) plan to introduce the 2017 DREAM Act to provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Asian Americans […]

Oakland City Council Unanimously Supports Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach

July 19, 2017

Oakland City Council Unanimously Supports Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach Law Must Pass One More Reading to Go Into Effect (Oakland, CA) – Last night, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the “Ordinance for Transparency for City Participation with Federal Surveillance Activities,” which would require Oakland police officers to follow state and local law and […]

ASIAN AMERICANS SUPPORT XI FAMILY LAWSUIT OVER FALSE SPYING CHARGES

July 13, 2017

CALL FOR END TO XENOPHOBIC TARGETING ON THE PRETEXT OF NATIONAL SECURITY Contact: Christina So, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, 415-848-7728 San Francisco – Asian Americans in California and across the country are joining together in support of the family of Professor Xiaoxing Xi, a renowned American scientist and the former chair of the […]

OAKLAND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS LAW PROTECTING AGAINST FBI OVERREACH

July 12, 2017

Law Now Heads to Full Council for Vote   OAKLAND, CA – Yesterday evening, Oakland reaffirmed its commitment to protecting all of Oakland’s community members by taking the next step towards enacting a law that would require Oakland police officers to follow state and local law and policy when working on federal task forces such […]

OAKLAND PRIVACY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES NEW LAW PROTECTING AGAINST FBI OVERREACH

March 10, 2017

Oakland Police Department Conveys Its Strong Support   Oakland, CA  — Yesterday evening, Oakland took the first step towards enacting a powerful law that would require the Oakland police to follow state and local law when working with the FBI. On March 9th, the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously endorsed the Civil Rights Ordinance, a simple […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Opposes the Nomination of Eric Dreiband to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

July 5, 2017

The Civil Rights Affiliation Urges Senators to Reject Dreiband’s Nomination  San Francisco, CA — July 5, 2017 — Last week, President Trump nominated Eric Dreiband for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. In response to this latest nomination by the administration, Asian Americans Advancing […]

Five Asian American Civil Rights Organization Condemn Passage of Anti-immigrant Legislation

June 30, 2017

  Congress Legislated Hate Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Passage of Anti-immigrant Legislation San Francisco, CA — June 30, 2017 ― Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (HR 3003 and HR 3004) that would undermine the public safety of all Americans and further the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda by criminalizing immigrant communities. HR […]

Five Civil Rights Organizations Oppose Latest Immigration Actions in the House

June 28, 2017

Five Civil Rights Organizations Oppose Latest Immigration Actions in the House House Republicans Introduce Two Anti-Immigrant Bills During Immigrant Heritage Month San Francisco, CA — June 28, 2017 ―  Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a set of anti-immigrant bills that are scheduled for a vote later this week. These are the latest in a line of […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision to Reinstate Portions of Muslim Ban

June 26, 2017

Washington, D.C.  — June 26, 2017 ― Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the government’s appeal of the lower court rulings blocking the Muslim ban. The court also reinstated part of the administration’s Muslim ban, restricting some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. It allows foreign nationals with close familial relationships with […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Warns of Divisive Tactics in Recent Attacks on Muslims

June 21, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Warns of Divisive Tactics in Recent Attacks on Muslims Group Disturbed by Attacks During Holy Month for Muslims San Francisco, CA — Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is deeply disturbed over the latest attacks on Muslims and attempts to use the incidents to divide communities of […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strengthens Hate Tracking Initiative on 35th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Attack

June 19, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017  Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strengthens Hate Tracking Initiative on 35th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Attack Hate Crimes Against AAPI Tracked and Reported through New Partnership  San Francisco, CA – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, begins a week-long awareness campaign […]

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