Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Killing Field's Legacy

Apr 23 2012

Contra Costa Times

LONG BEACH - The pain stitches across the face of 91-year-old Sath Um as she recalls the horrors she witnessed and her brushes with death. Roth Prum fingers the leaves of a small plant she holds as she talks about how "I became the cow" when relating her work pulling a plow through rice fields.

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Demand to Include Central Am. Nations on Census

Apr 18 2012

New America Media-Latino

Los Angeles (USA) - Pro-immigrant organizations will ask the U.S. Census Bureau to include Central American countries on the forms of the next decennial Census to identify the origin of residents from that area.

"In late May of this year Central American activists are going to meet with census officials to demand that the 2020 census forms include each of the countries of Central America," said Francisco Rivera, president of the Central American Roundtable (Mesa Redonda Centroamericana).

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April Issue: Why Health Care Reform Matters

Apr 16 2012


More than 2.3 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are now uninsured can gain health coverage from the new law, but many don’t know it.

The Asian American community needs health care reform.

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Civil Rights Groups File Briefs Opposing Anti-Immigrant Law

Apr 12 2012

India West

More than 100 civil rights organizations, members of Congress, and former immigration officials last month sent 22 amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court opposing Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 legislation, one of the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant measures.

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亞太法律中心 入藉服務

Apr 11 2012

Taiwan Daily


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Những hiểu lầm liên quan đến ly dị

Apr 10 2012

Nguoi Viet

Ngọc Nguyễn, Esq. (Asian Pacific American Legal Center)
Ðỗ Dzũng/Người Việt (chuyển ngữ)

Hiểu lầm 1: Tại California, vợ chồng có nghĩa là đàn ông và phụ nữ sống chung trong 10 năm.

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CHIRLA destaca labor de abogados y sindicatos

Apr 6 2012

La Opinion

El asambleísta Gil Cedillo, el activista Stewart Kwoh, los trabajadores de lavado de autos que lograron formar un sindicato y los 34 abogados que conforman una red de defensa de inmigrantes fueron los homenajeados la noche del jueves durante la gala anual de CHIRLA que este año fue bautizada como "Caminos a la promesa".

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