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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 […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Plans to Ban Those Seeking Asylum

November 1, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Plans to Ban Those Seeking Asylum Trump Continues Hateful Agenda while the Country Calls for Unity   SAN FRANCISCO — While the country is clamoring for unity amidst the mass shooting at a synagogue and package bomb attacks, President Trump is on the attack again. In a speech today he announced […]

Faith Leaders, Refugees & Civil Rights Organizations Call on Gov. Brown to Pardon Southeast Asian Refugees Facing Deportation

October 24, 2018

Faith Leaders, Refugees & Civil Rights Organizations Call on Governor Brown to Pardon Southeast Asian Refugees Facing Deportation SACRAMENTO – A coalition of faith leaders, directly impacted Southeast Asian refugees and their families, and civil rights organizations gathered today at the California State Capitol to hold a vigil and deliver over 36,000 petition signatures to Governor Brown calling […]

Advancing Justice Will Fight Public Charge

October 10, 2018

ADVANCING JUSTICE WILL FIGHT PUBLIC CHARGE   SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially posted proposed changes to public charge regulations in the Federal Register. Similar to the draft released on September 22, the posted regulations greatly expand the number of public benefit programs to include health care programs such as Medicaid […]

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation an Affront to Our Communities

October 6, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation an Affront to Our Communities Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, responds to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States with the following statement: “The Senate’s approval of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an affront to the impartial judicial system that […]

Students Will Be Allowed to Testify in Defense of Harvard’s Affirmative Action Program in Major Federal Court Case

October 3, 2018

Students Will Be Allowed to Testify in Defense of Harvard’s Affirmative Action Program in Major Federal Court Case LOS ANGELES, CA —  Today, a Federal judge granted a multiracial group of students’ request to testify in support of Harvard’s affirmative action program. Represented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and  Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under […]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing the Pardon and Commutation Reform Act into Law

September 27, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing the Pardon and Commutation Reform Act into Law Civil Rights Organizations Encouraged that California is Making Strides in Improving Access and Transparency in the Pardon & Commutation Process Sacramento, CA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice – CA) applauds Governor Brown […]

Pardons and commutations represent vital opportunities for people who are formerly incarcerated. Our guide to applying for pardons in California gives you step-by-step instructions, templates, and more to help you navigate a complex legal process.

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