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Advancing Justice Will Fight Public Charge

October 10, 2018

ADVANCING JUSTICE WILL FIGHT PUBLIC CHARGE   SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially posted proposed changes to public charge regulations in the Federal Register. Similar to the draft released on September 22, the posted regulations greatly expand the number of public benefit programs to include health care programs such as Medicaid […]

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation an Affront to Our Communities

October 6, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation an Affront to Our Communities Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, responds to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States with the following statement: “The Senate’s approval of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an affront to the impartial judicial system that […]

Students Will Be Allowed to Testify in Defense of Harvard’s Affirmative Action Program in Major Federal Court Case

October 3, 2018

Students Will Be Allowed to Testify in Defense of Harvard’s Affirmative Action Program in Major Federal Court Case LOS ANGELES, CA —  Today, a Federal judge granted a multiracial group of students’ request to testify in support of Harvard’s affirmative action program. Represented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and  Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing the Pardon and Commutation Reform Act into Law

September 27, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing the Pardon and Commutation Reform Act into Law Civil Rights Organizations Encouraged that California is Making Strides in Improving Access and Transparency in the Pardon & Commutation Process Sacramento, CA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice – CA) applauds Governor Brown […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Outraged At New Proposal Attacking Immigrant Families

September 22, 2018

ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE OUTRAGED AT NEW PROPOSAL ATTACKING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Trump Administration released new proposed rules that would punish immigrants seeking vital healthcare and other services. Immigrants are already currently barred from utilizing most federal programs during their first five years living in the United States. The proposed regulation […]

Advancing Justice-CA Applauds Governor’s Signing of Anti-Bullying Bill

September 18, 2018

Advancing Justice-CA Applauds Governor’s Signing of Anti-Bullying Bill SACRAMENTO, CA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice-CA), a joint project between Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, applaud Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 2291, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, into law. This bill addresses school bullying […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Pledges Continued Support for Affirmative Action

August 30, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Pledges Continued Support for Affirmative Action Groups File Second Amicus Brief on Behalf of AAPI Students SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and pro bono counsel Arnold […]

Groups Challenge the Waiver Component of Trump Administration’s Muslim Travel Ban

August 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Groups Challenge the Waiver Component of Trump Administration’s Muslim Travel Ban Seattle, Wash. — In response to the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Council on American-Islamic Relations – California, Iranian American Bar Association, Lane Powell […]

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Wall, Repeats His Call to End Family Reunification Visas

July 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 30, 2018 CONTACT Dawn Le, 202-549-6798, dawn@generate.group Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Wall, Repeats His Call to End Family Reunification Visas More Misleading Remarks about Family-Based Immigration and #FalseFacts on His ‘Chain Migration’ At today’s press conference with the Italian Prime Minister, Donald Trump reiterated his weekend tweets threatening to shutdown […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard

July 30, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard Asian Americans Refuse to be a Wedge in Affirmative Action Debate   LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic […]

Major victory for CA as judge throws out Trump admin’s suit against SB 54 (“Sanctuary” law), AB 103, and one section of AB 450

July 9, 2018

Contact: Christina So, christinaso@advancingjustice-alc.org, 415-848-7728   Major victory for CA as judge throws out Trump admin’s suit against SB 54 (“Sanctuary” law), AB 103, and one section of AB 450 SAN FRANCISCO – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez, a George W. Bush appointee, issued a new ruling which deals yet another significant defeat […]

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