Category: Press Release

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 »

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 »

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.

Advancing Justice Rebukes ICE Guidance That Could Force Out Thousands of International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This new ICE rule is calculating and vindictive. This senseless policy disregards the education, health, and welfare of students across the country. It serves to only advance Trump’s white nationalist agenda and desire to purge the country of immigrants under the cover of COVID-19, while there is an utter lack of response to address the pandemic inside detentions and prisons, where people are dying. 

Supreme Court Stands on Right Side of History to Uphold DACA

Supreme Court Stands on Right Side of History to Uphold DACA Congress Must Now Act On a Permanent Pathway to Citizenship Now is the Time to Defund ICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 18, 2020—Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue by… Read more »