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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Vow to Fight Trump’s Latest Effort To Block Undocumented Immigrants from Fair Representation

July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2020) — In an unbelievable and unconstitutional move, President Trump today issued a Presidential Memorandum requiring the U.S. Census Bureau to exclude undocumented individuals from the count that is used for reapportioning Congressional seats. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent Asian American civil rights organizations, issues the following […]

NoPVEinCA Coalition Celebrates State Defunding of California’s Harmful  Surveillance Program Targeting Muslim, Black and Immigrant Communities

July 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Sabrina Chin Asian Law Caucus sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Ishraq Ali MPower Change ishraq@mpowerchange.org Kalin Kipling CAIR-CA kkipling@cair.com   NoPVEinCA Coalition Celebrates State Defunding of California’s Harmful  Surveillance Program Targeting Muslim, Black and Immigrant Communities   SACRAMENTO, CA (July 2, 2020) – As California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the state’s 2020-21 budget bills throughout the […]

Supreme Court Stands on Right Side of History to Uphold DACA

June 18, 2020

Supreme Court Stands on Right Side of History to Uphold DACA Congress Must Now Act On a Permanent Pathway to Citizenship Now is the Time to Defund ICE   June 18, 2020—Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue by keeping DACA […]

Asian American Civil Rights Organizations Stand in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

June 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Asian American Civil Rights Organizations Stand in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 4, 2020) — Advancing Justice – AAJC, Advancing Justice – ALC, Advancing Justice – Chicago, and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country […]

Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and CAIR-SFBA Denounce Use of Terrorism Laws to Target Protesters and Silence Speech

June 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Zoha Raza zRaza@cair.com    Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and CAIR-SFBA Denounce Use of Terrorism Laws to Target Protesters and Silence Speech  Use of FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to Suppress Civil Dissent   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 3, 2020) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last […]

Burma Superstar Workers Win $1.3 Million-Dollar Class Action Settlement

June 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 351-9737 Jesus Chavez jchavez@centrolegal.org (559) 213-6841 Carol Vigne cvigne@legalaidatwork.org (510) 519-6543 Burma Superstar Workers Win $1.3 Million-Dollar Class Action Settlement ALAMEDA, CA (June 3, 2020) – The Alameda Superior Court entered judgment yesterday approving a $1.3 million class action settlement between current and former kitchen employees of […]

UC Regents Announces Elimination of Standardized Tests in Admissions Criteria

June 2, 2020

Media Contact:  Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org   UC Regents Announces Elimination of Standardized Tests in Admissions Criteria Landmark Decision Addresses Inequities of College Access SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 21, 2020) — Today, University of California Regents announced that they will suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements by 2025. The UC system will develop its own assessment […]

First Lawsuit for California Sanctuary Law Violation Filed

June 2, 2020

Media Contact: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org   First Lawsuit for California Sanctuary Law Violation Filed  Against Daly City on Behalf of Jose Armando Escobar-Lopez    DALY CITY, CA (March 18, 2020) — Asian Law Caucus and Latham & Watkins LLP filed the first  lawsuit against the City of Daly City for multiple violations of California’s Sanctuary […]

No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Expanded Muslim Ban

January 31, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 351-9737 No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Expanded Muslim Ban   New Expansion of Discriminatory Policy Doubles Down Exclusion of Communities of Color   SAN FRANCISCO – The No Muslim Ban Ever campaign, a coalition of progressive, faith, immigrant, asylum, refugee and civil rights groups, denounces the Trump Administration’s […]

New Bill Restores Due Process Protections for Immigrants with Criminal Records

December 10, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 New Bill Restores Due Process Protections for Immigrants with Criminal Records Asian Americans Advancing Justice, SEARAC Applaud Introduction of New Way Forward Act  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the introduction of the New Way Forward Act by U.S. […]

Challenge to Crucial California Voting Protections is Defeated

December 4, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Challenge to Crucial California Voting Protections is Defeated Ninth Circuit Stops Challenge to the California Voting Rights Act, Affirming Dismissal of Higginson v. Becerra, et al. Statement from civil rights organizations Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice […]

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