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National Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Affirmative Action Case

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion released today in Fisher v. University of Texas. The Court ruled [4-3] in favor of the consideration of race as part of a holistic review of an applicant in university admissions processes.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Deeply Disappointed in Supreme Court's Failure to Allow Implementation of President's Immigration Relief Programs

In a 4-4 decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the President’s executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked.

“The Supreme Court today failed to act on the opportunity to allow implementation of vital relief programs for nearly 5 million people, including more than 400,000 Asian American immigrants,” said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. “We are disappointed in their split decision, which further underscores the need to have nine Justices on the Supreme Court.”

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Illinois House Passes Automatic Voter Registration SB250

Up to 2 million Illinoisans could be added to the voter rolls thanks to an Automatic Voter Registration bill that moved to the threshold of passage Tuesday in the Illinois legislature. The measure passed with bipartisan support, gaining 86 votes

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Advancing Justice opposes efforts to dismantle race-conscious admissions policies at Ivy League schools

May 23, 2016 CONTACT: Brandon Lee Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago 773-271-0899 x200 blee@advancingjustice-chicago.org ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE OPPOSES EFFORTS TO DISMANTLE RACE-CONSCIOUS ADMISSIONS POLICIES AT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS…

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Honey Butter Fried Chicken + Parachute = support Advancing Justice | Chicago! (May 24-29)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is proud to be the beneficiary of the upcoming sandwich collaboration between Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and Parachute chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark!…

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