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Advancing Justice – ALC & Advancing Justice – LA Applaud Dismissal of Higginson v. Becerra, et al. by Southern District Court of California

February 4, 2019

Advancing Justice – ALC & Advancing Justice – LA Applaud Dismissal of Higginson v. Becerra, et al. by Southern District Court of California Poway, CA – Civil rights organizations Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) applaud today’s dismissal […]

Advocates and Directly Impacted Communities Organize National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations

February 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 1, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Christina So, (415) 848-7728 christinaso@advancingjustice-alc.org James Woo, (404) 585-8446 jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org Michelle Boykins, (202) 296-2300 x0144 mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org Jessica Jinn, (213) 241-8817 jjinn@advancingjustice-la.org Brandon Lee, (773)271-0899 x200 blee@advancingjustice-chicago.org Elaine Sanchez Wilson, (202) 601-2970 elaine@searac.org Advocates and Directly Impacted Communities Organize National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations Actions spanned […]

Three More Sunnyvale Residents Join Voting Rights Challenge to City Council Election System

January 18, 2019

Three More Sunnyvale Residents Join Voting Rights Challenge to City Council Election System Challenge asserts at-large election system disenfranchises Asian American voters and violates California Voting Rights Act   Sunnyvale, CA – Today three additional Sunnyvale residents joined an ongoing voting rights challenge that alleges the City of Sunnyvale’s City Council election system disenfranchises Asian […]

Immigrant Workers Win $4 Million for Injustices at Bay Area Burmese Restaurant Chain Rangoon Ruby

January 17, 2019

Immigrant Workers Win $4 Million for Injustices at Bay Area Burmese Restaurant Chain Rangoon Ruby San Francisco, CA – Today immigrant workers at the popular Burmese restaurant chain Rangoon Ruby announced a $4 million settlement for approximately 300 affected workers in a case before the California Labor Commissioner. The settlement amount covers the full value […]

Civil Rights Groups Affirm Evidence that Race Matters

January 9, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Affirm Evidence that Race Matters Evidence presented during trial confirm that Asian Americans are not harmed by consideration of race and ethnicity in the application process San Francisco, CA – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston, and Arnold Porter, […]

Governor Brown Demonstrates Commitment to Stopping Southeast Asian Deportations

December 24, 2018

Governor Brown Demonstrates Commitment to Stopping Southeast Asian Deportations San Francisco, CA – Today Governor Jerry Brown granted pardons to six Cambodian refugees facing deportation, including several Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus clients. These pardons begin to heal the wounds left by decades of US policy targeting these communities, including punitive criminal justice measures […]

Trump Refuses to Listen to Americans Who Say Border Wall Is Not a Priority

December 20, 2018

Trump Refuses to Listen to Americans Who Say Border Wall Is Not a Priority Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls Government Shutdown an Unnecessary Trump Temper Tantrum San Francisco — The President refused to listen to the American people by insisting on a border wall. After the Senate did what the President asked and passed a short term […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and SEARAC call on Trump Administration to Honor U.S. – Vietnam Repatriation Agreement

December 12, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and SEARAC call on Trump Administration to Honor U.S. – Vietnam Repatriation Agreement SAN FRANCISCO – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly meeting with Vietnamese government officials this week to discuss potentially drastic changes to the terms of an agreement that has governed the deportation of individuals to Vietnam since […]

Civil Rights Groups Commend Department of State Inspector General Investigation Into Allegations of Improper Seizures of U.S. Passports at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen

November 7, 2018

          Civil Rights Groups Commend Department of State Inspector General Investigation Into Allegations of Improper Seizures of U.S. Passports at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen   SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus) and the CLEAR project (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability […]

Advancing Justice – California Mobilizes Hundreds of Poll Monitors to Protect Rights of Limited English Proficient Voters

November 5, 2018

  Advancing Justice – California Mobilizes Hundreds of Poll Monitors to Protect Rights of Limited English Proficient Voters Civil Rights Organizations to Ensure Language Access and Elections Compliance Across State San Francisco, CA – As the rights of immigrants across the country are threatened, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice – CA) is […]

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