Category: Press Release

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 »

President Trump Backs Down From Adding 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Defeating the citizenship question on the 2020 Census means that our communities can and will be visible in this census. Advancing Justice is committed to getting our community to participate and getting a fair and accurate count of AANHPI communities