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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 […]

In defeat for Trump, judge rejects feds’ request to halt SB 54, “Sanctuary State” law, and AB 103

July 5, 2018

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 5th 2018 Contacts: Angela Chan, 503-358-2795, angelac@advancingjustice-alc.org Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018, armando@ndlon.org   In defeat for Trump, judge rejects feds’ request to halt SB 54, “Sanctuary State” law, and AB 103 With some worker protections in AB 450 suspended, community groups call on employers to keep workplaces safe; Community leaders; legal experts […]

Former Workers Announce Resolution of Legal Claims Against La Taqueria

July 3, 2018

Contact: Christina So, christinaso@advancingjustice-alc.org, 415-848-7728   Former Workers Announce Resolution of Legal Claims Against La Taqueria San Francisco, CA – Former workers at La Taqueria, the famous, award-winning restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, announced the final conclusion of legal claims that have led to payment of approximately $600,000 in overtime, sick […]

New #ValueOurFamilies Coalition Unites to Defend Family Immigration and Protect Family Unity

June 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 29, 2018 CONTACT Dawn Le, 202-549-6798, dawn@generate.org   New #ValueOurFamilies Coalition Unites to Defend Family Immigration and Protect Family Unity Group Expands to Fend Off Against Trump’s Agenda, Would Slash Legal Immigration by 50% and Block Millions of Families from Reuniting As June wraps up and Immigrant Heritage Month comes […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban Washington, D.C. – Today the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Trump Administration’s third iteration of the Muslim Ban in a 5-4 decision. Rather than reinforcing the notion that America welcomes people regardless of where they are born, what they look like, […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls Out Similarities of Border Crisis to Japanese American Incarceration

June 25, 2018

  Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls Out Similarities of Border Crisis to Japanese American Incarceration   SAN FRANCISCO – In another dehumanizing and disturbing move from the Trump Administration, officials have been touring an Arkansas site near a former Japanese American incarceration camp as a potential facility to incarcerate some of the more than 2,300 children […]

Trump’s Executive Order STILL Jails Children and Their Parents

June 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   Wednesday, June 20, 2018  CONTACT                                       Dawn Le, 202-549-6798, dawn@generate.group   Trump’s Executive Order STILL Jails Children and Their Parents […]

Immigrant Rights Groups Mourn the Death of Vietnamese Detainee

June 20, 2018

Immigrant Rights Groups Mourn the Death of Vietnamese Detainee SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Mr. Huy Chi Tran, 47, died on June 12, 2018, while in ICE custody at Eloy Detention Center (Eloy) in Arizona. Mr. Tran had been detained at Eloy since May 25, 2018. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), he was found […]

Any Politician That Supports the Goodlatte and Ryan-Trump Bills Endorses Trump’s Policy to Separate Children from Their Families at the Border

June 19, 2018

CONTACT Dawn Le, 202-549-6798, dawn@generate.group Any Politician That Supports the Goodlatte and Ryan-Trump Bills Endorses Trump’s Policy to Separate Children from Their Families at the Border Americans Must Rise Up To Call An End to Attacks on Immigrant Families and Restore Our Values It’s a moment of truth for House members this week when they vote […]

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