Topic: Press Releases

Supreme Court Split Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA Leave 400,000 Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Shadows

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) along with community members and advocates across the country express our disappointment and frustration with yesterday’s Supreme Court split vote on an injunction which has unnecessarily stalled the implementation of expanded DACA (Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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Asian and Pacific Islanders Stand to Benefit from Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Race Conscious Policies for College Admissions

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled, by a vote of 4-3, in the case of Fisher v. Texas to uphold the value of creating a diverse student body allowing university officials to consider race among many factors in making holistic … Continue reading

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Chinese Hospital Exceeds Local Hiring Goal, Provides 100,000 Work Hours for San Francisco Resident Construction Workers

Chinese Hospital, with over 100 years of service to Chinatown and San Francisco, exceeded the 25% goal of hiring local construction workers to reach 29% in the building of the new hospital. The project gave construction workers living in San … Continue reading

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Statement on AB 1726, Data Disaggregation Bill

Chinese for Affirmative Action strongly supports Assembly Bill 1726 (Bonta), the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD Act). AB 1726 is a critically-needed effort to unmask Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) subgroups, and to identify … 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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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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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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