Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino-American community members and veterans’ rights advocates gathered on 28 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a Talakayan on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. In July 2015, the White House released the report “Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century” that announced the parole […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote  in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans Advancing Justice releases “Get-Out-The-Vote” video with APIAVote LOS ANGELES - As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) drew to a close last Tuesday, a new video was released by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and APIAVote urges Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to go vote in this important election year. The video features George Takei, […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Services ·
NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

Washington, D.C. “Yesterday’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that family members of Filipino World War II veterans can now apply for parole visas and reunite with their parents here in the United States, is very heartening,” says NaFFAA National Chair JT Mallonga. “Our courageous heroes, who have waited for up to 20 years, deserve the opportunity to […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

Census data show aging community’s growing needs and challenges, including poverty, language barriers, and health LOS ANGELES,  – The face of Los Angeles County’s older adult population is changing. According to a new report released today by AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian Americans are among the fastest-growing 50-plus populations countywide. […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) congratulates Winston Keh on his appointment as Court Commissioner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court.  He will take his oath of office on November 30, 2015. Commissioner Keh joined the PABA Board of Governors in 2007.  He served as the President in 2013.  Commissioner Keh […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

For this year’s elections, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC partnered once again to support AANHPI voters through our national election protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE. Bilingual assistance was available to voters in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Calls were fielded from across the country, including from […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

Disaggregated data shows diversity of challenges faced by Asian Americans and highlights political power of growing demographic WASHINGTON – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) released a new report about the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the Western United States, including Arizona, Hawai’i, Oregon, and the Las Vegas and […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Los Angeles, CA – Volunteers have formed teams to ask for friends, family and the community at large to support them in raising money for a good cause: empowering less visible Filipino heroes to speak out, become leaders and serve their community. On Saturday, July 25, the teams are raising money for the nonprofit Pilipino Workers Center […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Asian Americans advancing justice celebrates landmark victory for marriage equality

Asian Americans advancing justice celebrates landmark victory for marriage equality

WASHINGTON – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision today in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declares that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry under the U.S. Constitution, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) issues the following statement: “As civil rights organizations, Advancing Justice is thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates joins the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and more than 120 other Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in an open letter to support affirmative action and equal opportunity in higher education. “OCA stands strongly on the principle that diversity on college campuses across our country […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

LOS ANGELES, Calif. − Leading national and California immigrant rights organizations joined with Covered California to announce a partnership to spread the word to all communities that immigration status should not deter anyone who can benefit from obtaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The federal government’s leading official overseeing health insurance […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
No relief for aged-out kids

No relief for aged-out kids

Court says adult sons and daughters of US citizens not protected by CSPA LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2014 – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) decries today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio (formerly Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio),involving the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The Court has ruled that […]

10.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Advancing Justice- LA study on Asian-Americans’ access to higher education

Advancing Justice- LA study on Asian-Americans’ access to higher education

LOS ANGELES – As part of a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights and higher education organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles has released a brief report entitled Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California: How Higher Education Diversity Benefits Our Communities. A one-page summary of the report was also released, including […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

LOS ANGELES – At this critical moment in our nation’s history, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of civil rights organizations that serves Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, looks to President Barack Obama to lead the nation in fixing our broken immigration system. The House of Representatives continues to consider draconian, anti-immigrant […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA decries verdict in Zimmerman trial

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA decries verdict in Zimmerman trial

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is deeply saddened, outraged, and disappointed by the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, who stalked, shot, and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American boy. On Saturday, July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of any wrongdoing. Our hearts go out to the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·