LA affiliate of the national Asian Americans Advancing Justice network, which promotes the legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). HQ in downtown LA, with offices in Orange County and Sacramento.
Organization Website

Twitter: @AAAJ_LA
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Asian/ Pacific Islander
Acronym or short name: Advancing Justice -- LA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Advancing Justice – LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice – LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice – LA is based in downtown Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Orange County and Sacramento. Among other things, Advancing Justice – LA provides legal services and education to individuals, especially those who speak little or no English.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)



PRESS/RESEARCH FROM THIS SOURCE

Press Release

Advancing Justice-LA Mobilizes Hundreds of Volunteers to Protect the Rights of Limited Emglish Proficient Voters

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
November 3, 2016
AAAJ-LA and Asian Law Caucus join to ensure language requirements are met for limited-English proficient voters.




PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCE

News Story

Cambodian-American refugee who lived in Long Beach freed from ICE detention

Andrew Edwards
Long Beach Press-Telegram
April 11, 2018
Asian Americans for Advancing Justice - Los Angeles win a lawsuit that grants freedom to a Cambodian-American refugee in Southern California.

Editorial

The Trump Administration is Failing to Uphold its Commitments to Vietnamese Refugees

Massoud Hayoun
March 7, 2018
AAAJ-LA sues ICE due to the Trump Administration's failure to uphold the US's commitment to Vietnamese refugees.

Press Release

$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation

California Community Foundation
November 27, 2017
$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation

News Story

ICE raids are targeting Cambodian immigrants caught between two countries, advocates say

Frank Shyong
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
November 3, 2017
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Los Angeles filed suit against the federal government in order to stop the detentions of Cambodian descent refugees.

News Story

Southern California activists and attorneys begin to strategize after Supreme Court affirms parts of Trump’s travel ban

Cindy Carcamo
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
June 26, 2017

News Story

Undocumented Asian Americans struggle in silence

Massoud Hayoun
Al Jazeera America
April 1, 2017
While other undocumented communities are growing more vocal, undocumented Asian and Pacific Islanders face stigma.

Op-Ed , Opinion

Opinion: Why California should boost legal aid funding

Salena Copeland
San Jose Mercury News
March 23, 2017
We join with legal service organizations throughout California in calling on the state to provide $30 million to reach the national average in civil legal aid funding. President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate all federal aid provided through the Legal Services Corporation. That leaves the state’s Equal Access Fund to help bridge this growing gap. Established in 1999, the fund receives just $10 million a year, a number that has only been boosted once ­– a $5 million increase that many of us fought hard for in this year’s state budget.

News Story

Advocates Warn of Spike in Fraud as Immigrants Fear Deportation Under Trump

Thy Vo
Voice of Orange County: Investigative News Agency
January 11, 2017
As California immigrants brace themselves for a new presidential administration, legal aid and civil rights advocates have reported an increase in predatory immigration scams throughout the state.

Press Release

Advancing Justice-LA Mobilizes Hundreds of Volunteers to Protect the Rights of Limited Emglish Proficient Voters

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
November 3, 2016
AAAJ-LA and Asian Law Caucus join to ensure language requirements are met for limited-English proficient voters.

News Story

Drivers win $5-million settlement in latest victory against trucking companies

Natalie Kitroeff
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
July 14, 2016
Wage Justice Center and Asian Americans Advancing Justice aid hundreds of truck drivers in winning a $5 million settlement in Southern California.

News Story

Judge Awards $15.2 Million to Exploited Filipino Workers

Ed Diokno
AsAmNews
May 15, 2016
Eleven Filipino workers were awarded over $15 million in a lawsuit against their former employers, whose claim of labor exploitation and human trafficking was uncontested.

News Story

State to boost oversight of services for students learning English

Teresa Watanabe
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 12, 2015
State officials agreed to expand oversight and data sharing on California's 1.4 million English language learners, some of whom have been denied English-learning education.

News Story

Court stymies Obama plan for undocumented immigrants

Sunita Sohrabji
India-West
June 2, 2015
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a lower court’s ruling to remain, delaying Obama’s executive immigration order for relief from deportation.

News Story

Fullerton’s at-large voting system shuts out Asian Americans, suit says

Anh Do
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
March 18, 2015
Civil rights advocates are challenging the Fullerton electoral system and at-large council district, arguing that it violates the California Voting Rights Act.

News Story

AAPI community organizations make push for immigrants to apply for DACA

Allyson Escobar
The Asian Journal
April 10, 2015
Low enrollment among AAPI immigrants eligible for DACA prompted community organizations to push outreach.

News Story

Getting California Parents Ready for DAPA

George White
New America Media (NAM)
May 20, 2015
On May 19, immigrant advocate launched Ready California, a coalition to reach out to potentially eligible immigrants of the DAPA and expanded DACA program.

Data , News Story

Report shatters ‘model minority’ myth: Asian population includes many groups in need

Gary Warth
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 11, 2015
A report that examines the Asian-American population in San Diego County challenges popular perception of socioeconomic outcomes.



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