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2017
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AALDEF denounces introduction of RAISE Act to restrict legal immigration

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) was appalled to learn that the President and two Republican senators intend to push for the enactment of the RAISE Act, which would…

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AALDEF marks five-year anniversary of DACA program; UPDATE on DAPA/Expanded DACA

On the fifth anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in June 2012, DACA continues to improve and transform the lives of undocumented immigrants who…

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Next DC and NYC presentations on AALDEF 2016 exit poll report: June 21, 22 and 27

AALDEF will conduct the next three presentations on its new report, “The Asian American Vote 2016,” which includes information from our multilingual exit poll of 13,846 Asian American voters in the…

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May 23: The Asian American Vote 2016 – Boston

During the 2016 Presidential Elections, 13,846 Asian American voters participated in the nation’s largest nonpartisan multilingual exit poll. AALDEF’s Asian American Exit Poll was conducted in 11…

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AALDEF statement on the president’s voter fraud commission

President Trump today signed an executive order establishing a commission to investigate tenuous charges of voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. Despite Trump’s repeated assertions that…

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New AALDEF Report: The Asian American Vote in 2016

Multilingual exit poll of 13,846 Asian American voters shows strong support for Democratic candidates in 2016 elections Today, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) released a…

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AALDEF to release findings on 2016 Asian American Exit Poll

` In the 2016 Presidential Election, 13,846 Asian American voters participated in the nation’s largest nonpartisan multilingual exit poll, conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education…

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AALDEF supports redress for Japanese Latin American WWII internees at international human rights panel in DC

Washington, DC…In what could be the final chapter of the Japanese American redress saga, Art Shibayama and other Japanese Latin Americans (JLAs) will appear before the Inter-American Commission on…

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AALDEF joins amicus brief in challenge to revised Trump travel ban in Hawaii district court; UPDATE: 9th Cir. hearing on May 15

Today, the federal district court in Honolulu will hold a hearing at 9:30 am Hawaii time (3:30 pm ET) on the State of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging Trump’s revised travel ban, which temporarily…

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New York in violation of “Moter Voter” law and Voting Rights Act

Voting Rights Groups Call on State to Fix Voter Registration at DMV, or Face Litigation New York, NY…Attorneys for Hispanic Federation, Voto Latino, Chhaya CDC, MinKwon Center for Community Action,…

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AALDEF condemns Trump Administration’s revamped anti-immigrant travel ban

New York City…The president today signed a revised executive order seeking to address the legal flaws that led federal courts to block his Jan. 27 travel ban against refugees and migrants from several…

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AALDEF joins Korematsu Center amicus brief in Trump travel ban case in Brooklyn federal court

New York – AALDEF joined the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (Korematsu Center), the children of litigants in the Japanese relocation and incarceration cases from World War II, civil…

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Asian American groups speak out against the president’s anti-immigrant executive orders and enforcement actions

Today, AALDEF participated in a press conference with Asian American groups in New York City to describe the impacts of the president’s recent executive orders and ongoing immigration enforcement…

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AALDEF condemns Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim executive actions

Within days after being sworn into office, the president signed two hateful executive orders to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and punish sanctuary cities, but he saved his most damaging…

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2016
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AALDEF commends the Obama Administration’s decision to dismantle NSEERS registry program

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) praised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that it will dismantle the discriminatory National Security Entry-Exit…

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Dec. 20: Post-election free immigration legal clinic at AALDEF

The 2016 presidential election results sent shockwaves to immigrant communities throughout New York City. As a response to the election, a broad coalition of nonprofits, advocacy organizations, direct…

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Census Bureau releases list of counties requiring Asian-language assistance under the Voting Rights Act

This week, the Census Bureau released an updated list of counties that are required by the federal Voting Rights Act to provide translated ballots and voting materials for specific language minority…

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AALDEF Asian American Exit Poll reveals new data on Muslim voter discrimination and Republican crossover for Clinton

Poll shows bipartisan Asian American support for gun control and police reform New York City…New data shows an Asian American electorate whose members reacted to the racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric…

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After the 2016 presidential election, the fight for DACA and immigrant rights will continue

After the Nov. 8 presidential election, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) remains as committed as ever to fight for the rights of Asian American and Pacific Islander…

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American Muslim voters faced extra hurdles at poll sites in Michigan and New York in the 2016 Elections

New York City…American Muslim voters were specifically targeted by poll workers with requests for additional identification at poll sites in Michigan and New York. In Michigan, some poll workers…

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