By Terry Ao Minnis and Anika Raju

Eight years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the injurious Shelby County v. Holder case. The case gutted a key provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act (VRA), without which an integral safeguard for marginalized communities vanished. Since then, voter…


It is time to End the Racial Profiling of Asian Americans and Asian Immigrants

By John C. Yang

On October 6, 2020, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC launched the Anti-Racial Profiling Project in response to the increasing concerns about the government’s racial targeting and profiling of Asian American and Asian immigrant scientist, researchers, and scholars, particularly those of Chinese descent under the Department…


Presenting our Fall 2021 Youth Leadership Summit Cohort!

On October 18 to 22, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) will host its signature Youth Leadership Summit (YLS). Since 2014, Advancing Justice | AAJC has organized this multi-day leadership development program for student advocates focused on advocacy…


Michael Milan (right) with his family, who have waited for more than 30 years in the immigration backlog to be reunited. (Photo courtesy of the Value Our Families campaign)

By Jaeho Lee

One of President Biden’s first initiatives in office was to propose the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a comprehensive immigration bill that would legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants and modernize and reform our immigrant visa system, clearing the backlogs of visas and elevating U.S. immigration.

For…


Asian American scientists and researchers, particularly of Chinese descent, have been subjected to heightened scrutiny as a result of government overreach under the Department of Justice’s “China Initiative.”

Representative Judy Chu, CAPAC Chair, and Representative Jamie Raskin, Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on CIvil Rights and Civil Liberties hosted the first Congressional hearing on Chinese American scientists.

By Danica Yu and Gisela Kusakawa

This month, Representative Jamie Raskin, Chair of House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties


By Danica Yu

This year’s transition to the Biden Administration has meant progress in many areas of U.S. immigration policy, from the end of the Trump Administration’s discriminatory “Muslim Ban” and of their harmful public charge rule to reported plans to finally address the nation’s growing immigration application backlog. …


By Daishi Miguel-Tanaka

When I was six years old, I came to America with my parents on temporary visas in the hopes of being sponsored by my U.S. citizen grandfather. But we did not know that there was a 25-year green card backlog for married adult children being sponsored from…


By Juo-Hsi (Sylvia) Peng

Last December, the Asian American Federation (AAF) where I am a Community Navigator, partnered with Sapna NYC, a nonprofit serving South Asian new immigrants. Together, we decided to hold a six-week virtual digital literacy class with a cohort of around 20 students. Almost every class ran…


By Nicole Morgenstern and Emily Chi

To address the affordability of broadband service the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled out the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) as part of a COVID-19 relief program to help families with limited access to internet services. The EBB program provides qualifying households a $50/month discount…


How Asian Counseling and Referral Service adapted during the pandemic

By Alex Olins

At the Asian Counseling and Referral Service based in Seattle, we offer a 10-week introduction to digital literacy class for clients with support from Comcast. We have a computer lab and we offered three-hour classes on Friday mornings in our lab to up to 20 students. This…

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