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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Opposes the Nomination of Eric Dreiband to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

July 5, 2017

The Civil Rights Affiliation Urges Senators to Reject Dreiband’s Nomination  San Francisco, CA — July 5, 2017 — Last week, President Trump nominated Eric Dreiband for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. In response to this latest nomination by the administration, Asian Americans Advancing […]

Five Asian American Civil Rights Organization Condemn Passage of Anti-immigrant Legislation

June 30, 2017

  Congress Legislated Hate Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Passage of Anti-immigrant Legislation San Francisco, CA — June 30, 2017 ― Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (HR 3003 and HR 3004) that would undermine the public safety of all Americans and further the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda by criminalizing immigrant communities. HR […]

Five Civil Rights Organizations Oppose Latest Immigration Actions in the House

June 28, 2017

Five Civil Rights Organizations Oppose Latest Immigration Actions in the House House Republicans Introduce Two Anti-Immigrant Bills During Immigrant Heritage Month San Francisco, CA — June 28, 2017 ―  Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a set of anti-immigrant bills that are scheduled for a vote later this week. These are the latest in a line of […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision to Reinstate Portions of Muslim Ban

June 26, 2017

Washington, D.C.  — June 26, 2017 ― Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the government’s appeal of the lower court rulings blocking the Muslim ban. The court also reinstated part of the administration’s Muslim ban, restricting some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. It allows foreign nationals with close familial relationships with […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Warns of Divisive Tactics in Recent Attacks on Muslims

June 21, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Warns of Divisive Tactics in Recent Attacks on Muslims Group Disturbed by Attacks During Holy Month for Muslims San Francisco, CA — Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is deeply disturbed over the latest attacks on Muslims and attempts to use the incidents to divide communities of […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strengthens Hate Tracking Initiative on 35th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Attack

June 19, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017  Asian Americans Advancing Justice Strengthens Hate Tracking Initiative on 35th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Attack Hate Crimes Against AAPI Tracked and Reported through New Partnership  San Francisco, CA – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, begins a week-long awareness campaign […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Outraged at Verdict in Philando Castile Wrongful Shooting

June 17, 2017

  Asian Americans Advancing Justice Outraged at Verdict in Philando Castile Wrongful Shooting Groups Stand with Communities of Color in Strengthening Movement to End Racial Profiling San Francisco, CA —Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, stands in outrage as our communities of color are reeling from a “not guilty” verdict in the […]

Administration Revokes Memo That Would Protect Immigrant Parents

June 16, 2017

Administration Revokes Memo That Would Protect Immigrant Parents Parents in Jeopardy While DACA Recipient Program Remains Unaffected San Francisco, CA – Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded an Obama administration memo that would have protected the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, known as DAPA, and Expanded Deferred Action for […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Opposes the Nomination of Lee Francis Cissna as USCIS Director

June 13, 2017

In April, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lee Francis Cissna to head the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency that oversees immigration to the U.S. After Cissna’s confirmation hearings in late May, major concerns loom over his abilities to lead such an essential government agency.    In response, Asian Americans […]

Advancing Justice Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate Attack and Fatal Stabbing in Portland, Oregon By A White Supremacist

May 27, 2017

San Francisco, CA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic attack in Portland: Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) extends our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the two men fatally stabbed and another male victim seriously injured […]

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