Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California, Sacramento Region
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Non Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, Direct Services Programs
Tags: Community Outreach: Legal Rights Education, Community Outreach: Youth, Criminal Justice, Housing: Discrimination, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Foreclosure, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Immigration, Minorities: Asian/Pacific Islander, Voting Rights, Workers Rights
Acronym or short name: Advancing Justice-ALC
Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies in affirmative action, voting rights, Census, and language rights.
Since the vast majority of Asians and Pacific Islanders in America are immigrants and refugees, Advancing Justice – ALC strives to create informed and educated communities empowered to assert their rights and to participate actively in American society. This perspective is reflected in our broad strategy which integrates the provision of legal services, educational programs, community organizing initiatives, and advocacy.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Halima Kazem
November 15, 2015
Civil legal aid advocates take on Silicon Valley to assert the rights of vulnerable immigrant domestic workers.
News Story East Bay Express (Oakland)
September 9, 2016
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, Centro Legal De La Raza, and Asian American Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus unite to represent Bay Area kitchen staff against Burma Superstar.
News Story Halima Kazem
July 20, 2015
Rights groups and Chinese community advocates say that ICE is increasingly detaining and deporting Chinese-born ex-felons that China hasn't been willing to take back until now.
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