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Advancing Justice – California Legislative Update

June 5, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California, a project of Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, is sponsoring and strongly supporting a set of bills to promote inclusion, protect vulnerable communities and address the diverse needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Advancing Voting Rights AB […]

100 Days of Justice

May 30, 2017

Since 1972, the Asian Law Caucus has pursued legal action on behalf of the most vulnerable and marginalized. We have been at the forefront of challenging oppression. From the streets of Chinatown to the halls of Congress, we have been ready to protest, organize, advocate, litigate, and use every tool at our disposal to ensure […]

Maria’s Journey to Activism

April 26, 2017

You’ve met our clients Mr. Lau and Pedro. Today, we introduce you to Maria, a young womxn in our ASPIRE program for API undocumented youth. She inspires us and will inspire you, too. Maria has traveled a long road. Ethnically Chinese, she grew up in Mexico. In high school, Maria and her sister came to the […]

Justice for Pedro

April 13, 2017

Pedro came to the U.S. seeking work to support his family in the Philippines. As a recent immigrant, he had difficulty finding good-paying work. He got a job as a caregiver at a facility where he slept on the floor and worked around the clock attending to elderly and disabled residents. Despite the important caretaking work […]

Meet Mr. Lau

April 11, 2017

We have accomplished much in our 100 Days of Justice campaign, building the resistance against the first 100 days of the Trump Administration. This week, we’re focusing less on lawsuits and legislation and more on the clients who are the reason we do our work. This week, we will introduce you to three of the people we […]

Acts of Revolutionary Love

February 14, 2017

As part of our #100DaysofJustice campaign, we recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants. In these trying times, we give thanks to the civil rights leaders and visionaries who fought for justice years ago, to safeguard our rights so that today we could take up the mantle of resistance. Below is our Valentine’s […]

Dispatches from SFO

February 2, 2017

I found out about the Executive Order (EO) banning immigrants and refugees from 7 Muslim-majority countries after we spent the day not-so-coincidentally training 120 lawyers on how to prepare for a possible Muslim registry and a ban on Muslim travel to the US. As an Iranian American, I could see the faces of my family […]

In Defense of Voting Rights

January 15, 2017

Armed with a checklist and a No. 2 pencil, Joyce Xi was standing in a San Francisco polling place when she noticed a voter with a problem. An elderly voter had entered the polling place and was struggling to communicate with a poll worker. “He needed a Vietnamese ballot but the poll workers were making […]

After DAPA, We Will Keep Fighting Deportations

June 28, 2016

All eyes were on the Supreme Court for its United States v. Texas decision last week, but quieter immigration battles were playing out in a county jail a bit closer to home. Before dawn on the day after the ruling, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus staff headed out to the Yuba County Jail, where […]

Echoes of Internment: Don’t Let Our Leaders Scapegoat Syrian Refugees

November 19, 2015

By Yaman Salahi, Staff Attorney National Security & Civil Rights *This article originially appeared on Medium on November 18, 2015 The Mediterranean has drowned thousands of Syrian refugees, but now they face another threat: a tidal wave of American politicians vowing to oppose the re-settlement of Syrian refugees in the United States after the terrorist […]

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