Press Releases



September 22, 2017

Trump Administration Attempts to Sanitize an Unconstitutional & Discriminatory Policy SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, the Trump Administration announced it would revamp its discriminatory Muslim and refugee ban to possibly include more targeted, tougher restrictions that would affect a larger number of countries before the current 90-day ban ends on Sunday.  If this occurs, it […]

Immigrant rights groups: SB 54 an important step forward

September 11, 2017

Today, the following immigrant and civil rights organizations – ACLU of California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California, California Immigrant Policy Center, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and PICO California – released the statement below: The final version of SB 54 unveiled today will advance protections for immigrants […]

Advancing Justice Urges Trump to Uphold DACA

August 25, 2017

Advancing Justice Urges Trump to Uphold DACA DACA is a common sense, successful policy San Francisco, C.A. – The news outlet Axios broke news that President Trump is seriously considering ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which has transformed the lives of about 800,000 young people, including 16,772 Asian American immigrant youth. Asian […]

Advancing Justice Condemns the Acts of Terror and Hate Displayed By White Supremacists

August 12, 2017

Affiliation Calls on President to Denounce White Supremacist Violence San Francisco, C.A. — August 12, 2017 — The world witnessed a domestic act of terror and an ugly display of hate as white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Yesterday, white nationalists turned their violent message into action as a driver plowed into a […]


August 7, 2017

MAJORITY OF ASIAN AMERICANS VOTE BY MAIL, YET BALLOT REJECTION RATES ARE HIGHEST AMONG ALL VOTERS   Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese American Voters Had Highest Vote-by-Mail Rates Among Asian American Ethnic Groups; Nearly 800,000 Asian American Voters Cast their Ballot By Mail in November 2016 Election SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Asian American voters are using […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strongly Opposes Anti-Immigrant Bill to Slash Greencards and End Family Immigration

August 2, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strongly Opposes Anti-Immigrant Bill to Slash Greencards and End Family Immigration San Francisco, C.A — August 2, 2017 — Today, President Trump announced support for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue’s (R-GA) updated restrictionist anti-immigrant bill, the RAISE Act, that would upend the immigration system to further a white nationalist agenda and move […]

Advancing Justice Condemns Administration’s Use of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to Further Its Anti-Civil Rights Goals

August 3, 2017

San Francisco, C.A. — August 3, 2017 — The White House is preparing to commit resources of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division to investigate and sue universities over their affirmative action policies. The Trump administration’s new project will threaten decades of progress in civil rights, which have provided tremendous benefits to Asian Americans, Pacific […]

Backdoor Betrayal on Border Wall Funding

July 28, 2017

Advancing Justice Disappointed by Move to Fund Administration’s Hate Agenda San Francisco, C.A. – July 28, 2017 – Late last night the House of Representatives approved $1.6 billion to begin building a border wall, part of the administration’s anti-immigrant agenda. In an effort to avoid debate on the wall, the money was slipped into an unrelated defense […]


July 28, 2017

Advancing Justice Applauds the Protection of Health Care for Millions of Americans San Francisco – July 28, 2017 – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) applauds the U.S. Senate vote of 51 to 49 votes to defeat H.R. 1628, the Health Care Freedom Act, also known as the “skinny repeal” bill  to repeal  the Patient Protection […]

Advancing Justice Calls Latest Trump Move Targeted Discrimination

July 27, 2017

America Should Have Pride in Transgender Service Members San Francisco – July 27, 2017 – Today, the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation responded to the latest developments in the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will ban people who are transgender from the military.   Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, […]

Keeping Hope Alive for DACA

July 20, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Encouraged by 2017 DREAM Act San Francisco, CA  — July 20, 2017 — Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) plan to introduce the 2017 DREAM Act to provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Asian Americans […]

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