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Sacramento State program tackles college achievement gap among Asian students (The Sacramento Bee)

“The East Asian immigrant experience is different than the Southeast Asian refugee experience is different than the Pacific Islander immigrant experience,” Pan said. People who came to the United States fleeing war, he said, cannot simply be lumped in with … Continue reading

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CAA Joins 120+ Asian American Civil Rights Groups in Support of Affirmative Action

CAA joins with over 120 Asian American civil rights organizations nationwide to reaffirm support for affirmative action and equal opportunity in education in a collective statement released today.

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Chinese group backs reversal on injunction (China Daily USA)

CAA has filed a friend of the court brief with a federal appeals court before a hearing next week to reverse an injunction a federal judge in Texas placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action. We joined civil rights … Continue reading

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Advocates optimistic on immigration (China Daily USA)

A San Francisco-based Chinese advocacy organization on Monday expressed optimism that a Texas judge’s order blocking President Obama’s immigration relief program will be overturned in appeals court. “We, and the communities and organizations that we work with, all are optimistic … Continue reading

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Statement on Ruling in Texas v. US to Delay DACA and DAPA

Earlier this week, a Texas judge, well-known for his anti-­immigrant views, placed an injunction on President Obama’s immigration actions announced in November 2014. This injunction defies legal precedent and we expect it to be appealed and overturned shortly. The ruling … Continue reading

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Asian American Advocates Send Message to the White House Taskforce to Keep Families Together by Addressing Family Visa Backlogs

Asian American and Pacific Islander community organizations from around the country, including Chinese for Affirmative Action in San Francisco, sent a message to the White House to use all of its existing legal authority to alleviate the family backlogs, which … Continue reading

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Asian American Civil Rights Groups Respond to President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

MEDIA ADVISORY For Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Asian American Civil Rights Groups Respond to President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration WHAT: Press briefing on President Obama’s executive action on administrative relief for immigrants, also known as “Immigration Accountability Executive Actions” … Continue reading

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Asian and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Organizations Announce Support for Proposition 47: Invest in Schools, Not Prisons

Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, and Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus have announced their strong support for Proposition 47 and urge community members to vote YES for this important ballot measure.

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National bus tour promoting immigration reform stops over in SF (SF Examiner)

A new national bus tour pushing immigration reform through fasting passengers stops in San Francisco today for a number of events inviting the public to rally around the issue.

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Community Urges President Obama to End Deportations of Families and Push for Just Immigration Reform During His Chinatown Visit (Media Advisory)

On Monday, President Barack Obama will visit San Francisco’s Chinatown to talk about his immigration reform efforts. Immigrant rights advocates and immigrant youth, led by ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law … Continue reading

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