Righting Wrongs -- April 24, 2013

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The Time is Now for Immigration Reform
imageLast week, a bipartisan group of Senators released a bill to overhaul current immigration laws. While the new bill provides a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, it also restricts family reunification by eliminating visas for brothers and sisters. Many provisions important to the Asian American community are missing. Read the key ways that the bill must be revised...

RAISING Our Stories at the National Rally
imageMembers of AALDEF's undocumented youth group RAISE traveled to Washington DC to join thousands of immigration advocates at the April 10 national rally for a just and humane immigration system. Keep up with RAISE's stories, events, and activism by following RAISE on Twitter!

Film About Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Mink
imageJoin AALDEF, AABANY, and Skadden on Wed., May 8 to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a screening of the award-winning documentary Patsy Mink: Ahead Of The Majority, the remarkable political story of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color elected to Congress (and AALDEF 1996 Justice in Action Award recipient) who battled racism and sexism to redefine American politics. Details >>

SAVE the DATE: AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party
imageIt's almost that time of year! AALDEF will hold its annual Summer Cocktail Party on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 6:00pm, at Providence in New York City. Please save the date! Email jweng@aaldef.org for details.

Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
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New AALDEF guidance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Remembering AALDEF board member Vivian Cheng-Khanna,1955-2017


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Oct. 1: DACA renewal clinic at Flushing Library


AALDEF denounces ending of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; new DACA fact sheet


Federal appeals court upholds ruling in AALDEF case that Texas election law violates Voting Rights Act


AALDEF denounces introduction of RAISE Act to restrict legal imigration


AALDEF exit poll presentations in Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta & San Diego


AALDEF statement on the president's voter fraud commission


Screening of new PBS film "Chinese Exclusion Act" and Q&A with Ric Burns and Li-shin Yu on May 23


New AALDEF report: The Asian American Vote in 2016


AALDEF joins amicus brief in State of Hawaii's challenge to revised Trump travel ban


AALDEF condemns Trump Administration's revamped anti-immigrant travel ban


AALDEF joins Korematsu Center amicus brief in challenge to Trump travel ban in Brooklyn federal court