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2017
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Remembering Vivian Cheng-Khanna, 1955 – 2017

Vivian Cheng-Khanna had an intellect refined at a top college and law school, but the easygoing manner of a friend who had all afternoon to hear what was on your mind. While practicing law in some of…

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New AALDEF poll: 2,538 Asian American voters in 2017 elections; 59% disapprove of Trump’s job performance

According to a nonpartisan exit poll of 2,538 Asian American voters in the 2017 elections, Asian Americans strongly supported Democratic candidates in four states–Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts…

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AALDEF calls on Asian Americans to mobilize for a clean DREAM Act

AALDEF is among the 18 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant advocacy, labor, civil rights, community health, service provider, and undocumented youth groups calling for a new…

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AALDEF to conduct Asian American Exit Poll and monitor poll sites in NYC, Boston, NJ and VA on Election Day

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a New York-based national civil rights organization, will dispatch attorneys and volunteers to document voter problems and the…

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Volunteers needed for Asian American Election Protection 2017

AALDEF seeks volunteers to defend Asian American voting rights in the November 2017 elections in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a…

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Oct. 1: DACA renewal clinic at Flushing Library

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), in partnership with the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), the…

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Sept. 19: DACA Renewal Training Webinar

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 12 noon to 1:30 pm, AALDEF will conduct a DACA Renewal Training Webinar for pro bono lawyers, in conjunction with the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY).…

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AALDEF denounces ending of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; calls for legislative solution

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) was appalled to hear Attorney General Jeff Sessions announce this morning that the Trump administration is ending Deferred Action for…

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5th Cir. affirms federal court ruling that Texas election law violates Voting Rights Act

Asian American voters entitled to interpreters of their choice under Voting Rights Act The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) applauded the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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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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