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Asian American Civil Rights Groups Denounce Attempts at Dismantling Affirmative Action

September 16, 2020

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Denounce Attempts at Dismantling Affirmative Action We have supported affirmative action policies through multiple legal challenges over the years because the evidence is clear that affirmative action benefits all students, including Asian Americans   Washington, D.C.—Sept. 16, 2020—Today, oral arguments begin in the appeal of SFFA v. Harvard. Although a federal […]

BREAKING: Gov. Newsom hands two people, a domestic violence survivor and Vietnamese refugee, to ICE risking their lives during a pandemic and wildfires.

August 31, 2020

On the morning of Monday, August 31, Governor Newsom had the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) hand Patricia Waller, a Belizean domestic violence survivor, and Tien Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, to ICE. Patricia Waller survived decades of abuse and won her release from prison after fifteen years of incarceration. Tien Pham has been […]

ADVANCING JUSTICE STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF TONY PHAM AS ICE DIRECTOR

August 28, 2020

On August 25, ICE announced that Tony Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, will be its next Acting Director. As lawyers, advocates, and members of immigrant and refugee communities, we have witnessed firsthand the terror and trauma that ICE inflicts on our communities. We have seen ICE rip apart families, lock immigrants in cages, and deny people […]

Advancing Justice – AAJC and Advancing Justice – ALC Submit Bold Legal Claim of Government Profiling Against Chinese Community

August 20, 2020

(Kansas City, KS) – Advancing Justice – AAJC and Advancing Justice – ALC filed an amicus brief today in United States v. Tao, providing significant evidence of racial profiling against Asian American and immigrant scientists and researchers.    The two Asian American civil rights organizations submitted the brief in support of Dr. Feng “Franklin” Tao […]

Bay Area Immigrant Workers Win $2.6 Million Settlement from Shuttered Kome Seafood Buffet

August 12, 2020

Daly City, CA (August 12, 2020) — 133 restaurant workers, including cooks, dishwashers, servers, and hosts, have won a $2.6 million settlement from former employer Kome Japanese Seafood Buffet (Kome Buffet). With the organizing and legal support of the Chinese Progressive Association and the Asian Law Caucus, in partnership with the Labor Commissioner’s Office, the […]

Advancing Justice | AAJC and Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Seek FOIA Records from CBP

August 10, 2020

Advancing Justice | AAJC and Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Seek FOIA Records from CBP Organizations To Examine CBP’s Enforcement, Treatment, and Denial of Admissions to International Students    WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice […]

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 […]

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