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2004
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National Multilingual Exit Poll of 11,000 Asian American Voters Finds 74% Favor John Kerry; 38% are First-time Voters

Voters Express Greatest Concern about Jobs and the Economy New York—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today announced preliminary findings from its multilingual, nonpartisan…

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Asian American Civil Rights Group Reports Widespread Voter Problems on Election Day

Longtime Voters Improperly Required to Show ID; Many Cast Provisional Ballots; Shortage of Bilingual Poll Workers Contributes to Long Lines New York—A heavy turnout of Asian American voters in today’s…

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Chinatown Community Wins Lawsuit over Closure of Park Row

New York City Chinatown residents, small business owners and elected officials joined the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on today in applauding the New York State Supreme…

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AALDEF Announces Launch of Korean Workers Project

The Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), a 30-year-old New York-based civil rights organization, announced that Steven Choi, a Harvard Law School graduate and 2004-05 Skadden…

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AALDEF Provides Representation to Communities Impacted by the FBI’s “October Plan”

New York, NY—On September 17, 2004, CBS News reported that the FBI was planning to conduct rounds of interrogations, surveillance and possible detentions to deter possible disruptions around the…

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9/11 Disaster Response

TESTIMONY TO SUPPORT HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR RESIDENTS OF LOWER MANHATTAN SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY. EMERGING THREATS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ON…

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On the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, New Project Launched to Protect the Right to Vote for Asian Americans

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Announces National Voter Complaint Hotline (800.966.5946), Election Day Poll Monitoring and Multilingual Exit Polls in Five States Washington, DC—On…

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Press Conference for Justice for James Yee Ad Hoc Committee

Contact: Wayne Lum Kwong Eng, OCA, kwong_eng(at)yahoo.com Who: The parents of Chaplain James Yee along with the Justice for James Yee Ad Hoc Committee and Council Member John Liu will host a press…

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High Turnover and Further Decline in Asian American Representation in New York City Community and Citywide Education Councils

The replacement in 2004 of democratically elected Community School Boards (Boards) with appointed Community and Citywide Education Councils (CECs) has significantly reduced Asian American…

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Chinatown Community Sues NYPD to Force Removal of Police Barricades at Park Row

New York, NY—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today announced the filing of a new lawsuit under state environmental laws to challenge the barricades around New York City…

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Deportation of Elderly Pakistani Special Registrant Halted

New York, NY—With less than 30 days remaining until his scheduled deportation date, Mr. Malik Muhammad Akbar‘s request for deferred action was granted by the Department of Homeland Security on May 27,…

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Asian American Access to Democracy in the 2003 Elections in NYC: An Assessment of the New York City Board of Elections Compliance with the Language Assistance Provisions of the Voting Rights Act

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) regularly monitors elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, specifically Section 203, which requires Chinese- and…

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Special Registrant Seeks Justice in Collaboration with Advocacy Groups, Receives Last-Minute Stay from Deportation

New York, NY—Mohammad Belayet Hossain, a hard-working Brooklyn resident and father of a 10 year-old daughter, believed that February 19th would be his last day in the U.S. Instead, by asserting his…

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Father of Captain James Yee Addresses Case in Chinatown

Asian Groups form JUSTICE FOR JAMES YEE WHO: Justice for James Yee (David Wong Support Committee, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Organization of Chinese Americans-Long Island…

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Asian American Civil Rights Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary on March 25, 2004 at Pier Sixty

Mira Nair, Alice Young, and Open Society Institute to Be Honored Mira Nair, the internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and director of “Monsoon Wedding” and “Mississippi Masala;” Alice Young, partner at…

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AALDEF Know Your Rights Flyer: High School Pushout and Massachusetts Law

What is Pushout? Non-membering (sometimes called pushout) is when a school drops a student from its attendance rolls. In 2000-2001, 12.5% of Asian students dropped (or were pushed) out in Lowell,…

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2003
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AALDEF Applauds Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision in _Grutter v. Bollinger_

New York, NY—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a New York-based civil rights organization, praised the United States Supreme Court decision on June 23rd in Grutter v.…

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Asian Americans and Election Reform: An Update on the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)

Because of the 2000 Presidential election debacle in Florida and similar problems in the 2002 midterm elections, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) last December. This new law will make…

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Margaret Cho and Bhairavi Desi Receive 2003 Justice in Action Awards

New York, NY—Comedian Margaret Cho and Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance were honored at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on…

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