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Report: Low-Wage Asian and Latinx Workers Lack COVID-19 Protections and Information, Face Retaliation from Employers and Customers

April 21, 2021

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2021   Media Contacts: Lande Watson, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus landew@advancingjustice@alc.org / 415-212-8588 Alejandra Domenzain, Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley alejandra.domenzain@berkeley.edu / 510-643-2090   Report: Low-Wage Asian and Latinx Workers Lack COVID-19 Protections and Information, Face Retaliation from Employers and Customers California-focused survey of […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauds President Biden’s Action Steps to Combat Anti-Asian Racism, Violence

April 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday additional action steps to respond to the growing number anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents, as well as ways to better protect the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Provisions of the announcement include instituting a multi-faceted Department of Justice initiative to address anti-Asian violence, creating a […]

Asian American Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit to Ensure Freedom to Vote

April 6, 2021

April 2, 2021—Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Advancing Justice -AAJC and Advancing Justice -Asian Law Caucus, along with pro bono counsel, Keker, Van Nest, & Peters, filed a lawsuit to ensure that Asian American voters in Georgia will have the freedom to vote equally in elections. The civil rights groups charge that SB 202, Georgia’s sweeping anti-voting […]

Federal Court Blocks Draconian Immigration Rule Defended by Biden Administration

March 11, 2021

Media Contact:  Lande Watson Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus landew@advancingjustice@alc.org 415-212-8588 Federal Court Blocks Draconian Immigration Rule Defended by Biden Administration   San Francisco, CA (March 11, 2021) — A federal district court ruled yesterday that the U.S. Department of Justice must temporarily suspend enforcement of a rule preventing immigration courts from […]

Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Block Unlawful and Life-Endangering Immigration Arrests

February 22, 2021

Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Block Unlawful and Life-Endangering Immigration Arrests Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2021) — Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and the ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed a class-action lawsuit demanding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stop its illegal practice of using third-party […]

U.S. Citizenship Act Makes Strides for Pathway to Citizenship, Family Immigration

February 18, 2021

U.S. Citizenship Act Makes Strides for Pathway to Citizenship, Family Immigration Asian Americans Advancing Justice welcomes immigration bill as a start to a more inclusive immigration system   Nationwide – Congresswoman Linda Sanchez introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act, President Biden’s immigration proposal that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. a path to […]

Organizations Representing Asian American Communities Across the Nation and Allies Release Statement Rejecting Criminalization and Retribution, and Call for Responses Addressing the Root Causes of Racial Violence

February 17, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 17, 2021) — As a national network of local and national Asian American organizations and individuals that convened in the wake of the pandemic a year ago, we have been working together to share best practices and lessons learned from responding to anti-Asian violence.  We are horrified by the continuing acts […]

Celebrating and protecting our communities this New Year

February 12, 2021

Lunar new year, for many in our community, is a time of hope. It is a time when families and friends come together to mark the end of winter’s darkness and celebrate joy, kinship and new beginnings. This lunar new year has been a deeply difficult one. We are heartbroken by the recent attacks on […]

Asian American Organizations Across the Bay Area Join Forces to Demand Action Against Violence

February 12, 2021

Asian American Organizations Across the Bay Area Join Forces to Demand Action Against Violence   We, the undersigned organizations, denounce violence against members of Asian American communities in San Francisco, Oakland, and the greater Bay Area. We stand in solidarity with victims, survivors, and families who have suffered loss and pain. These violent assaults have made […]

Incarcerated firefighter Boun Keola released from ICE detention!

January 28, 2021

Yesterday evening, Boun Keola was finally released from ICE detention, where he was transferred after 22 years of incarceration! In 1988, Boun came to the U.S. as a Khmu refugee from Laos where he witnessed unspeakable violence, famine, and devastation. Like so many in the Southeast Asian community, his experience with violence and poverty continued […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Lauds Inauguration Day Actions on Immigration by New Biden Administration and Calls for a Comprehensive Moratorium on Deportations

January 21, 2021

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Lauds Inauguration Day Actions on Immigration by New Biden Administration and Calls for a Comprehensive Moratorium on Deportations   Washington, D.C. —  After tireless advocacy of immigrant communities and advocates, President Biden today fulfilled several campaign promises by sending an immigration bill to Congress and issuing executive orders and memoranda on […]

Muslim and Immigrants’ Rights Groups Celebrate As President Biden Rescinds the Muslim and African Bans on Day One of His Presidency

January 20, 2021

Muslim and Immigrants’ Rights Groups Celebrate As President Biden Rescinds the Muslim and African Bans on Day One of His Presidency WASHINGTON, DC — Muslim, African, and other immigrant communities around the country are celebrating President Biden’s rescission of the Muslim and African Bans today. He first pledged to rescind the bans on day one […]

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