FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2020 Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns New Immigration Ban Though there are exceptions, the message is clear that immigrants are not welcome CHICAGO, IL – Last night, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation suspending the majority of immigrant visas into the United States for the next 60 days under the… Read more »
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Civil Rights Groups Get Out the Count with Asian Americans Amid COVID-19 Quarantine
In the civil and human rights space, April 1st is not April Fool’s Day. It’s Census Day, a national day to remind everyone who hasn’t filled out their census to go online, fill out the form, or respond via phone to the decennial census.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Issues Statement on Details of New Public Charge Rule Which Will Go Into Effect Today
The new DHS rule made sweeping changes to the previous “public charge” test and will disproportionately block lower-income immigrants of color from obtaining lawful permanent residency, getting a green card. We condemn these racist policies, which seeks to dramatically undermine the family-based immigration system that has been the backbone of our country and instead prioritizes wealthy and white immigrants.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice statement on discrimination and the coronavirus epidemic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a group of five civil rights organizations issued the following statement and call to action about the coronavirus: We are disappointed and disturbed by the discriminatory sentiment aimed at Asian Americans in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic in Asia. In order to prevent xenophobia, Asian Americans Advancing… Read more »
New Bill Restores Due Process Protections for Immigrants With Criminal Records
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Bill Restores Due Process Protections for Immigrants With Criminal Records Asian Americans Advancing Justice, SEARAC Applaud Introduction of New Way Forward Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applaud the introduction of the New Way Forward Act by U.S. House Representatives Jesus… Read more »