Righting Wrongs -- March 2, 2012

In this issue:

Legal Victories for Low-Wage Immigrant Workers
imageA Nepali immigrant nail salon worker, a Chinese immigrant hotel housekeeper, and one Latino and two Korean-Chinese former kitchen workers all achieved legal victories through AALDEF's representation. After enduring abusive working conditions, including racist remarks and inhumane working hours, as well as being denied fair wages and overtime pay, these workers bravely stood up for their rights and held their employers to account. To read their inspiring stories, click here.
Who Pays for the NYPD's Racial Profiling?
imageFor months the Associated Press has reported on the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim Americans, including college students, across the Northeast. But who is paying for the NYPD's vast program of racial profiling? That's what AALDEF is trying to figure out through its latest Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) filings. To read more, click here.
The Redistricting Battle Moves to Federal Court
imageA federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn has taken charge of developing a new congressional redistricting plan for New York, after the legislature's failure to redraw district lines was challenged in Favors v. Cuomo. AALDEF has kept the voting rights of Asian Americans and other communities of color at the forefront of every step of the redistricting process. This week, we formally submitted our Unity Map to the federal court. Now, it's a race against the clock to have a fair redistricting plan in place before the June 26 congressional primary elections. To read more, click here.
AALDEF Speaks Out Against Linsanity's Ugly Turn
imageAfter ESPN used the derogatory headline "Chink in the Armor" to describe the performance of New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin, AALDEF issued a statement calling its coverage "racist and inexcusable" and "an insult to all Asian Americans." Read the Huffington Post's feature on our position here.

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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Feb. 25: DACA renewal and immigration know your rights clinic at Brooklyn Law School


New AALDEF guidance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


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


2017 AALDEF exit poll: 2,538 Asian American voters polled in 4 states: VA, NJ, NY, MA


Nov. 15-16: AALDEF calls on Asian Americans to mobilize in DC for a clean DREAM Act


Feb. 15, 2018: AALDEF lunar new year gala honoring Preet Bharara, Linda Greenhouse, and Chan Lee


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