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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Responds To Circuit Court Upholding Finding of No Discrimination Against Asian Americans in Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

November 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org   Asian Americans Advancing Justice Responds To Circuit Court Upholding Finding of No Discrimination Against Asian Americans in Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy   Washington, DC — November 13, 2020 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent Asian American civil rights organizations, releases the following […]

Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice – Atlanta Issue Statement on Historic Biden and Harris Election Win 

November 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contacts: Sabrina Chin, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org  James Woo, Advancing Justice – Atlanta jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice – Atlanta Issue Statement on Historic Biden and Harris Election Win San Francisco, CA (November 10, 2020) — Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus […]

Progressive Asian American Organizations Respond to Passage of Proposition 22 and Workers Lose Basic Labor Protections

November 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Sabrina Chin sabrinac@advancingjustice-alc.org Progressive Asian American Organizations Respond to Passage of Proposition 22 and Workers Lose Basic Labor Protections Sacramento, California (November 9, 2020) — Proposition 22 passed in the California November Election. In response, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Chinese Progressive Association issue the following statements: Aarti Kohli, […]

Oakland City Council Ends Police Department Partnership with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

October 21, 2020

Oakland City Council Ends Police Department Partnership with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Second California City to End FBI Partnership that Criminalizes Communities of Color   Oakland, CA (October 21, 2020) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously late last night to end the Oakland Police Department’s (OPD) partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint […]

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 […]

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