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Advancing Justice-California Welcomes Liza Chu as New Policy Manager

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA), a joint project between Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is proud to announce and welcome its new California Policy Manager, Liza Chu. The California Policy Manager advocates in the state capitol for legislative and budget priorities that reflect the greatest needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), and other underserved and immigrant communities.

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

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice - CA) applauds Governor Brown for signing AB 2845 into law today. Authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta and co-sponsored by Advancing Justice - CA along with a coalition of immigrant rights and criminal justice reform organizations, AB 2845 will significantly improve the transparency and accessibility of California’s pardon and commutation process.

Advancing Justice Calls for a Clean DREAM Act, Calls Trades on Cutting Legal Immigration Offensive

LOS ANGELES, CA —  Today following a meeting at the White House with Republican anti-immigrant conservatives, it was reported that the administration will not include a fix for undocumented youth in the government spending bill. Senators are working on a package to include increased border security and changes to our immigration system that they expect to be ready in January or February.

Advancing Justice-CA Applauds Enactment of Legislation to Ensure Safe Schools for Undocumented Immigrant Students

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – CA (Advancing Justice-CA), applauds Governor Brown for signing Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s AB 699. Cosponsored by the College for All Coalition, of which Advancing Justice-CA is a member, the legislation upholds the fundamental constitutional right of a public education for all California students regardless of immigration status. 

Advancing Justice-California Celebrates Signing of CA Values Act, SB 54, into Law

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California (Advancing Justice-CA) applauds the signing of the California Values Act, SB 54, into law.  Authored by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, SB 54 advances a number of urgently needed protections for immigrants in California against the Trump administration’s mass deportation policies.  With Governor’s Brown signature, California takes a significant step towards disentangling local law enforcement from immigration enforcement, thereby reducing the number of community members fu

Advancing Justice Reaffirms Call for Passage of A Clean DREAM Act, Denounces Introduction of Flawed New Bill

As hundreds of thousands of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients wait for Congress to pass legislation that will make them citizens of the United States, two Senators introduced a flawed and harsh bill to offer some DACA recipients citizenship.

Advancing Justice-CA Applauds Passage of SB 54, SB 31, AB 918, and AB 699

Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA) celebrates the passage of its priority legislative package, which will promote inclusion, protect vulnerable communities, and address the diverse needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Advancing Justice-CA, a project of Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, sponsored and supported legislative bills that will protect and strengthen immigrant protections and voting rights for all people.

Advancing Justice-CA Priority Immigrant Rights Legislation Passes California State Senate

Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice-CA) applauds the passage of two key California bills that directly fight back against President Trump’s xenophobic and islamophobic policies attacking the nation’s most vulnerable communities. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León’s Senate Bill (SB) 54 and Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 31 passed out of the Senate Floor on a 27-12 vote and 36-0 vote, respectively.  



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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.