Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Press Releases

September 18, 2018

During the worst refugee crisis in history, the Trump administration is intentionally dismantling the life-saving and bipartisan refugee admissions program. The United States is projected to admit less than half of the number of refugees allowed under the current cap of 45,000 (19,899 refugees as of the end of August, projected to reach a high...

September 18, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California (Advancing Justice-CA), a joint project between Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, applaud Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 2291, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, into law. This bill addresses school bullying and would require local education...

September 13, 2018

On August 30th, 2018, Christina Ignatius, a licensed California attorney posted a racist tirade against Asians in Orange County. Her sentiments do not reflect the values of Orange County’s diverse community and our belief that all people, regardless of their ethnic origin, deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

August 31, 2018

Nicole Ochi, supervising attorney in Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s impact litigation unit, has been named one of this year’s “Best Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). The award honors Asian American lawyers under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of...

August 17, 2018
A coalition of community and civil rights organizations, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, and Vigilant Love, welcome the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office’s rejection of nearly $500,000 of federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security to carry out the so-called...
August 9, 2018
Advancing Justice-LA Urges Families to Stay Calm
July 30, 2018

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter, filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief on behalf of a diverse group of students,...

June 29, 2018

As June wraps up and Immigrant Heritage Month comes to a close, the Value Our Families coalition flexed a lot of organizing muscle throughout the month to fend off the Trump administration’s sustained attacks on immigrant and refugee families.

June 29, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) litigation director Laboni Hoq was recognized by the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) with a Public Interest Achievement Award. She was presented with the award at the SABA annual conference in New York City.

June 27, 2018

The only consensus Speaker Paul Ryan got with his immigration bill today was to let anti-immigrant politicians openly attack and scapegoat immigrants and their families on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. 



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