Righting Wrongs -- December 12, 2012

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SAVE the DATE! AALDEF's 2013 Justice in Action Awards dinner honoring Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Simone Wu is on February 19!
A Voice for Undocumented Asian American Youth
image"I was constantly searching for a community -- a community that understands what it means to be Asian, young, and undocumented." AALDEF's undocumented youth group members joined staff attorney Bethany Li in speaking at the Harry Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund dinner in Boston on the struggles they face in finding a voice, paying for higher education, and applying for deferred action. Read more about our resources for undocumented youth here...

Stop Religious Restrictions on Trafficking Aid
imageThe U.S. government subcontractor Catholic Bishops imposes religious restrictions on government funds for trafficking victims, preventing them from receiving essential medical aid, including contraception and abortion services. AALDEF and other anti-trafficking organizations submitted an amicus brief urging the 1st Circuit federal appeals court to stop Catholic Bishops from forcing trafficking victims to comply with its own religious tenets. Continue reading...
Equal Voting Power for Asian Americans
imageNew York City's growing Asian American community, represented by AALDEF, has spoken loudly and clearly to the NYC Districting Commission charged with redrawing the lines for the NYC Council districts. The Commission's proposed map left Asian American communities of interest splintered in areas throughout the city. In a sudden turn of events, the Commission withdrew its map and announced it would hold an additional round of public hearings. We will be calling for the Commission to amend its map to give equal voting power to Asian Americans. Continue reading...
Bullying at South Philly High: 3 Years Later
imageLast week marked the three-year anniversary of the day 30 Asian immigrant students were the targets of racially-charged attacks at South Philadelphia High School. Thirteen of them went to the hospital. A former student recalls the "years of racial abuse and neglect toward Asian immigrant students at the school." AALDEF represented him and others in filing a complaint to the Justice Department. Continue reading...

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