Category: Press Release

Welcoming City Ordinance is a win by-and-for our communities

Our five year effort to amend the Welcoming City Ordinance was a campaign of humanity – one that recognized that no matter someone’s history, layering deportation on top of an already flawed and racist criminal justice system is a discriminatory and wrong. These amendments illustrate that police accountability is possible and necessary, and we have an opportunity to build upon this important victory.

U.S. Citizenship Act Makes Strides for Pathway to Citizenship, Family Immigration

Asian Americans Advancing Justice commends the President and Congressional leaders in their fulfillment of a campaign promise to offer a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, and TPS holders that includes 15,000 people from Nepal. Yet several key aspects of the bill fall significantly short of the long-term promise to undo harms levied against immigrants and transform our immigration system.