Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

December 10, 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the introduction of the New Way Forward Act by U.S. House Representatives Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Pramila Jayapal, Karen Bass, and Ayanna Pressley. 

December 5, 2019
“We applaud the Ninth Circuit’s decision affirming the dismissal of Higginson v. Becerra et al., a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and sought to overturn the use of district elections in the City of Poway. This decision upholds the California Voting Rights Act as an important pillar...
November 26, 2019

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a notice that it will raise the naturalization application fee to $1,170. This is an increase of 83% over the current fee of $640.  The cost of applying for naturalization is already a barrier for many aspiring U.S. citizens.

November 4, 2019

The California Court of Appeal ruled today that Secretary of State Alex Padilla erred when he issued a directive to county election officials in 2017 that deprives tens of thousands of California voters of the language assistance to which they are entitled under state law.The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California,...

September 17, 2019

In celebration of National Citizenship Day on September 17, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliates throughout the U.S. hosted citizenship clinics to promote the many benefits of citizenship, including a critical benefit that has caused many long-time green card holders to choose to naturalize: the upcoming presidential...

August 16, 2019

Nonprofits serving immigrant communities and advocates for racial equity, health, children, farmworkers, and working families today filed suit to block implementation of the Trump administration’s “public charge” regulation, which threatens millions of immigrant families — disproportionally families of color. La Clínica de la Raza et al. v....

August 13, 2019

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a final rule making sweeping changes to the "public charge" test that will disproportionately block immigrants of color from obtaining lawful permanent residency, also known as green cards, inhibit...

August 2, 2019

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom declared August 2, 2019, as “El Monte Thai Garment Workers Day,” the 24th anniversary of the Thai workers being freed from a barbed-wired garment sweatshop. The case is considered a landmark case in labor trafficking and workers’ rights in the state, and led to significant labor reforms, as championed by Asian...

June 28, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to hear three of the Trump Administration’s appeals of decisions that block the Administration from terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Currently, the federal government is under court order to accept and process renewal applications, but it is not accepting new applications...



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