By Sebin Jeon

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC annually hosts its signature event, the American Courage Awards, in which we honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an incredible courage and commitment…

From left to right: “I Was Their American Dream” by Malaka Gharib, “Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living with War” by M. Evelina Galang, and “In the Country” by Mia Alvar.

October was first introduced as Filipino American History Month (FAHM) in 1992 by the Filipino American National Historical Society, and the decision to use “history” rather than “heritage” was an intentional one.

October 18, 1587 marks the first recorded presence of Filipinos, including indigenous Filipino men, in the continental United…

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…

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.


Advancing Justice | AAJC

Fighting for civil rights for all and working to empower #AAPIs to participate in our democracy. Follow: @johncyangdc @tao_minnis @meganessaheb

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store