Press Release

2004
Press Release

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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