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Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus is committed to an immigration system that keeps families together and does not determine a person’s value by their immigration status or whether they have been incarcerated. Recognizing that incarceration, immigration detention, and deportation separates families, we focus our legal services on the most vulnerable in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community immigrants facing deportation due to criminal convictions. The hundreds of clients we serve each year enables us to quickly identify emerging problem areas and to respond effectively through impact litigation, community education, and advocacy. For additional resources on immigration legal services, please visit SFILEN.

Cases and Campaigns

Challenging Immigration Detention: Preap v. Johnson
On August 4, 2016 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed our district court victory demanding the opportunity for release on bond for immigrants with old criminal convictions who had returned to their communities before later being arrested by ICE. California’s immigrants may now make an individualized case against their detention. Read the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision here and our practice advisory.

Daniel Maher
An immigrant from Macau, Daniel was arrested in an immigration home raid because of a robbery conviction from two decades before. Months of campaigning by Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus led to Daniel’s release. Read more here.

Rajeshree Roy
Two-thirds of incarcerated women are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Rajeshree, a survivor of both, has spent nearly half of her life incarcerated. A successful campaign highlighting the incarceration of survivors led to Rajeshree’s release. Read more here.

Cambodian Refugees
Since early October 2017, ICE has unlawfully detained over a hundred Cambodian refugees with final deportation orders, making these the largest raids to ever target the Cambodian community. Nearly 2,000 Cambodian refugees across the country are at risk of also being similarly detained. That’s why we, along with Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and Sidley Austin LLP, have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging these unlawful arrests. Read more here.

BREAKING: In a major victory for our Cambodian refugee clients, we just won a Temporary Restraining Order that will protect them from deportation on Monday. This case will be revisited later on Jan 11th. #RefugeeResilience ... See Less

BREAKING: In a major victory for our Cambodian refugee clients, we just won a Temporary Restraining Order that will protect them from deportation on Monday. This case will be revisited later on Jan 11th. #RefugeeResilience

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Sopeant PheachHi, can you provide the full order? I'd like to read further into it please.

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Oogie PhinJulie Saechao Phin Linda Phin Chanthoeun Phin Pon Phin

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Jerry VangDustine Kyle Hacbang ?

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Cat KhamvongsaThank you!

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Prahok KtissI'm in the same situation to since 1998 when I was 18 years old and order removed by the Immigration Judge on December 2000..

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Cameo GarzaOMG I wish my friend could have been protected by this! They deported him from St Paul, MN in March of 2017 but he was in custody months before. Is there any hope or loopholes to get him back home?

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Michelle MuqingYes!!!!!!!

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