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We are the nation’s first Asian American legal and civil rights organization.

Who We Are

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Our Vision

We are committed to the pursuit of justice across society, with a specific focus on serving low-income, immigrant, and underserved Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

We were founded in 1972 as the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving low-income, immigrant, and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Within that broad political umbrella are shared histories and stories, as well as unique systemic inequities and barriers to justice and freedom for different ethnicities. We are committed to serving the vast diversity of communities of Asian descent, including Arab, Middle Eastern, and Muslim communities. Our fights for justice and equity are deeply informed by and in solidarity with fights for liberation by and for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities.

In California, with a special focus on the Bay Area, we bring together legal services, community empowerment, and policy advocacy to fight for immigrant justice, economic security, and a stronger democracy. As a founding member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, we also advance national policies and legal strategies on community-based solutions to racist hate and violence, the freedom to vote, and race-conscious college admission, and much more.

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  1. All individuals and communities should be respected and live with dignity.
  2. All individuals deserve to have their civil and human rights recognized and to live in social and political equality.
  3. Those who are economically vulnerable should be protected.
  4. The Asian American community is not monolithic, but comprises diverse ethnicities. Therefore, the work of the Asian Law Caucus must be examined through the multiple lenses of ethnicity, national origin, class, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  5. Collaboration with Asian American, identity-based, and other organizations is an integral part of achieving our mission.