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09.16.2020

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Denounce Attempts at Dismantling Affirmative Action

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Denounce Attempts at Dismantling Affirmative Action We have supported affirmative action policies through multiple legal challenges over the years because the evidence is clear that affirmative action benefits all students, including Asian Americans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, D.C.—Sept. 16, 2020—Today, oral arguments begin in the appeal of SFFA v. Harvard…. Read more »

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08.28.2020

Advancing Justice Statement on Appointment of Tony Pham as ICE Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC — Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent Asian American civil rights organizations, issues the following statement today. “On August 25, ICE announced that Tony Pham, a Vietnamese refugee, will be its next Acting Director. As lawyers, advocates, and members of immigrant and refugee communities, we have witnessed… Read more »

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07.21.2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Vows to Fight Trump’s Latest Effort To Block Undocumented Immigrants from Fair Representation  

In an unbelievable and unconstitutional move, President Trump today issued a Presidential Memorandum requiring the U.S. Census Bureau to exclude undocumented individuals from the count that is used for reapportioning Congressional seats. We will not be moved by the President’s attempts to silence people in our country. This is the latest in a series of attempts to politicize the census and use it as a weapon in his anti-immigrant agenda.

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