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Governor Newsom Uses Executive Clemency to Pardon Cambodian Refugee Facing Deportation

November 15, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Governor Newsom Uses Executive Clemency to Pardon Cambodian Refugee Facing Deportation SAN FRANCISCO – Today Governor Gavin Newsom granted pardons to four individuals including Saman Pho, a father, union member, and Cambodian American refugee facing deportation for a conviction from over two decades ago. This pardon will allow Saman […]

Court Rules to Expand Language Access for California’s Limited-English Proficient Voters

November 4, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Court Rules to Expand Language Access for California’s Limited-English Proficient Voters San Francisco – The California Court of Appeal ruled today that Secretary of State Alex Padilla erred when he issued a directive to county election officials in 2017 that deprives tens of thousands of California voters of the language assistance to […]

Advocates Rally to Urge Governor Newsom to Stop the Deportation of Southeast Asian Refugees

November 1, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 848-7754 Advocates Rally to Urge Governor Newsom to Stop the Deportation of Southeast Asian Refugees SACRAMENTO – A coalition of Southeast Asian refugees, formerly incarcerated community leaders, congregations, and civil rights organizations gathered today at the California State Capitol to urge Governor Newsom to stop the deportation of several […]

Advancing Justice – California Denounces Governor Newsom’s Decision to Veto AB 1282 “No Private ICE Act”

October 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2019 Media Contact Angela Chan, Policy Director & Senior Staff Attorney angelac@advancingjustice-alc.org Work: (415) 858-7719 / Cell: (503) 358-2795 Advancing Justice – California Denounces Governor Newsom’s Decision to Veto AB 1282 “No Private ICE Act” SACRAMENTO – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice – California), a joint project […]

Community Members Gather to Denounce Sixth Round of Immigration Raids Targeting Cambodian Refugees

October 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2019 Media Contact Ny Nourn, nyn@advancingjustice-alc.org (415) 896-1701 ext. 130 Community Members Gather to Denounce Sixth Round of Immigration Raids Targeting Cambodian Refugees SAN FRANCISCO – A coalition of directly impacted community members, advocates, faith leaders, civil rights organizations, and elected officials gathered at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters […]

Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Files Amicus Brief in Support of Asian American Plaintiffs in CVRA Lawsuit Against the City of Santa Clara

October 3, 2019

Contact Milan Chang, (415) 848-7754 milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org   Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Files Amicus Brief in Support of Asian American Plaintiffs in CVRA Lawsuit Against the City of Santa Clara SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) filed an amicus brief in support of a […]

Asian American Groups Applaud Decision to Uphold Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard

October 1, 2019

Media Contact: media@advancingjustice-alc.org (646) 207-1497 Asian American Groups Applaud Decision to Uphold Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard Judge finds no proof of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants Boston, MA – A federal court today ruled to uphold Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions policy in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Public Charge Rule Changes

August 12, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Public Charge Rule Changes SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a final rule making sweeping changes to the “public charge” test that will disproportionately block immigrants of color from obtaining green cards, inhibit immigrant workers and foreign students from extending or changing their visas, and undermine the […]

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling on Citizenship Question, But Remain Vigilant

June 27, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2019   MEDIA CONTACTS Milan Chang milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org (206) 225-9338 Alison Vu avu@advancingjustice-la.org (213) 241-0283   Asian American Civil Rights Groups Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling on Citizenship Question, But Remain Vigilant SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the Supreme Court held that the Census Bureau’s purported reason for adding the citizenship question to […]

Civil Rights Organizations and Refugee Community Members Applaud Gov. Newsom for Pardoning Two Cambodian Refugees Facing Deportation

May 13, 2019

Civil Rights Organizations and Refugee Community Members Applaud Gov. Newsom for Pardoning Two Cambodian Refugees Facing Deportation San Francisco, CA – Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus applauds Governor Newsom for granting pardons to two Cambodian refugees facing deportation: Kang Hen and Hay Hov. Kang and Hay came to the United States as refugees with […]

Asian Immigrant Women Say #MeToo

May 1, 2019

  May 1, 2019   Media Contact: Christina So, christinaso@advancingjustice-alc.org, 415-848-7728   Asian Immigrant Women Say #MeToo Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Stands in Support of Sexual Harassment Victims SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and the civil rights law firm Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP filed suit […]

9th Circuit upholds SB 54, “Sanctuary State law”

April 18, 2019

9th Circuit upholds SB 54, “Sanctuary State law” Court deals Trump another defeat on Sanctuary; Immigrant rights groups will continue fight to expose injustice of detention San Francisco, CA – Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to suspend California’s sanctuary state law, known as […]

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