Winifred Kao

SHARE THIS

Winifred Kao is Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus’ Litigation Director. She also leads our workers’ rights program. Before coming to Advancing Justice – ALC, Winnie worked at a union-side labor and employment law firm where she primarily represented hotel, restaurant and food and commercial workers and unions in a wide variety of labor, employment, constitutional, and class-action cases. Winnie was previously a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division where she litigated housing and public accommodation discrimination cases. She also served on detail as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, and was an extern for the Honorable Gladys Kessler in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Winnie has worked as a community organizer for labor and civil rights groups. She is a graduate of Yale College and the University of Michigan Law School where she was a member of the Michigan Law Review.

She has won commendations and awards for her work from numerous organizations including the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the University of Michigan Law School.

 

ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org
... See Less

ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org

View previous comments

My understanding is the US plans to deport 200 cambodians per year until everybody with an order of removal is deported. I don't mean to cause fear but I strongly encourage anybody with a removal order to fight their cases now because once you are detained it becomes much more difficult to have access to attorneys and other resources. I fear this cycle will continue over the next few years.

8 hours ago   ·  10

5 Replies

Avatar

None of us are free unless all of us are free from fear! This is unacceptable!

8 hours ago   ·  8
Avatar

I love you all, my Southeast Asian brothers and sisters! You’re not alone in this fight!!

3 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Started with Mexicans, Muslims, now Cambodians... who is next?

7 hours ago   ·  3

2 Replies

Avatar

Immigration lawyer ain’t going to do anything but take your money

5 hours ago   ·  2
Avatar

Again come on! This is no way to live😠

9 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Thavanh Vongkeo

7 hours ago
Avatar

Lean Pil share with your philly friends

6 hours ago
Avatar

David Seng

7 hours ago
Avatar

What about Stockton???? My brother in law check in march!!!! What should he do???

6 hours ago

2 Replies

Avatar

I am an immigration attorney and I was at immigration court today. I represented four individuals, all from Vietnam, all legal permanent residents with old crimes and recent entries to the U.S. I echo the suggestions above. If you have a removal/deportation order, if you have a history of crimes, if you plan on traveling outside of the U.S., speak with an immigration attorney.

2 hours ago
Avatar

Devon Lernsdale

3 hours ago

1 Reply

Avatar

This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

7 hours ago
Avatar

Do we have information on Massachusetts?

8 hours ago

2 Replies

Avatar

Pechta Sok

5 hours ago
Avatar

Molly Mall

1 hour ago
Avatar

The Cambodian and Viet communities are again targeted by US militarism-police abuse: from being attacked and displaced in the war in Indochina to becoming refugees to living in US ghetto-conditions to jail now to deportation. This is generational torture by imperialism. Like the Central American exodus the US exports war and guns, imports labor via refugees, over polices them and deports people, and so the cycle continues. I am so sad and sick. I take actions at rallies and make donations to express my rage and solidarity but where do I put the sadness.

7 hours ago   ·  7

2 Replies

Avatar

Don’t Check it,go somewhere n live off the land, if your gon get deported anyway

4 hours ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Advancing Justice Affiliates: