Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

June 27, 2019

Today, the Supreme Court held that the Census Bureau’s purported reason for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census was false. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus...

May 31, 2019

Covered California announced Friday, May 24 that it will partner with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) — and dozens of other community-based organizations — to educate consumers about their health care options, offer in-person enrollment and renewal assistance and provide ongoing support with getting the...

May 13, 2019

On May 1, 2019, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)  welcomed Sylia Obagi as the organization’s Interim Executive Director. 

May 2, 2019

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) will be hosting a free Pan Asian Citizenship Clinic on May 18th. The clinic will provide attendees free citizenship services, including: eligibility screenings, application assistance, and legal review by qualified...

March 15, 2019
Today in Christchurch, New Zealand, at least 49 of our Muslim brothers and sisters were killed while worshipping by a white supremacist in a terrorist attack and many more were injured.
March 12, 2019

Today, the parties in Bhattarai v. Nielsen, a case challenging the termination of temporary...

March 7, 2019

Stewart Kwoh, founder and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), received the inaugural Dale Minami Impact Award presented by the Asian American Bar Association (AABA) of the Greater Bay Area. Kwoh was honored with the award at AABA's 43rd annual dinner on Wednesday, March 6 in San...

February 20, 2019

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...

February 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Today, President Trump declared a national emergency to build additional miles of destructive border wall, following Congress’ passage of a bill that allocates an additional $1.375 billion in wall funding.  
February 11, 2019
SACRAMENTO -- This morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will withdraw over 350 of the state's National Guard troops from the southern border. The troops will be redirected to support California's fire agency as well as focus on international criminal drug gangs. 



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