Immigrant Rights

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Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus is committed to an immigration system that keeps families together and does not determine a person’s value by their immigration status or whether they have been incarcerated. Recognizing that incarceration, immigration detention, and deportation separates families, we focus our legal services on the most vulnerable in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community immigrants facing deportation due to criminal convictions. The hundreds of clients we serve each year enables us to quickly identify emerging problem areas and to respond effectively through impact litigation, community education, and advocacy. For additional resources on immigration legal services, please visit SFILEN.

Cases and Campaigns

Challenging Immigration Detention: Preap v. Johnson
On August 4, 2016 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed our district court victory demanding the opportunity for release on bond for immigrants with old criminal convictions who had returned to their communities before later being arrested by ICE. California’s immigrants may now make an individualized case against their detention. Read the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision here and our practice advisory.

Daniel Maher
An immigrant from Macau, Daniel was arrested in an immigration home raid because of a robbery conviction from two decades before. Months of campaigning by Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus led to Daniel’s release. Read more here.

Rajeshree Roy
Two-thirds of incarcerated women are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Rajeshree, a survivor of both, has spent nearly half of her life incarcerated. A successful campaign highlighting the incarceration of survivors led to Rajeshree’s release. Read more here.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus attending 5k Hella Undocu Run- NO WALL NO BANS with Danny Thongsy and 6 others at Lake Merritt.

Pre and post race photo from today's 5k hella undocu run in Oakland with ASPIRE - Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education. We ran to support our immigrant communities and stand for justice #nobannowallnoraids #immigrantpower
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Pre and post race photo from todays 5k hella undocu run in Oakland with ASPIRE - Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education. We ran to support our immigrant communities and stand for justice #nobannowallnoraids #immigrantpower
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