Month: January 2021

Welcoming City Ordinance Amendments Pass

The Welcoming City Ordinance will now ensure that under no circumstance will the Chicago Police or any other city agency obey ICE detainers or warrants or collaborate with ICE on immigration operations. Now, the city of Chicago is closer to assuring constitutional protections for everyone regardless of immigration status. We celebrate this victory, and we will continue to fight for safe, thriving communities so that one day we can say that Chicago is a true Sanctuary for All. 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Presidential Memorandum Countering Anti-Asian Racism

On racial equity day, President Biden issued a presidential memorandum acknowledging the harm caused by harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders—establishing the policy of his Administration is to condemn and denounce anti-Asian bias and discrimination. We applaud the Biden-Harris administration for recognizing that our communities have suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Lauds Inauguration Day Actions on Immigration by New Biden Administration and Calls for a Comprehensive Moratorium on Deportations

Advancing Justice applauds President Biden’s swift actions on immigration, which begin to undo the white supremacist and xenophobic policies of the former administration. The announcement is a significant step toward healing the damage of the Trump Administration’s cruel and unjust immigration policy. 

Advancing Justice in 2021: A Pre-Inauguration Conversation

After a historic election and its chaotic aftermath, Inauguration Day is almost here. Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago for a conversation moderated by Executive Director of Advancing Justice | Chicago Andy Kang with panelists Grace Pai, Executive Director of Asian American Midwest Progressives and Director of Organizing of Advancing Justice | Chicago, about… Read more »