Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Defending the Unpopular Immigrant

Bill Ong Hing

We are a nation of immigrants; yet we are also a nation that goes through evil cycles of anti-immigrant fervor.

As the nation reeled from the September 11 attacks, Americans regrouped in incredible demonstrations of unity and patriotism.  But an ugly side to that patriotism also emerged, targeting immigrant communities of Arab Americans, Muslims, Sikhs, and Pakistani Americans.







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Fight for Just Immigration in a Nation of Native Americans and Immigrants


Defending the Unpopular Immigrant

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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.