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2006
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T Visa Application for Teen Labor Trafficking Survivor from Fujian Approved

AALDEF To Discuss Legal Avenues for Individuals Coerced into Debt Bondage New York—A teenage labor trafficking survivor from China will be able to stay in the U.S., attend public school, be reunited…

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70 Asian American and Other Advocates Nationwide Urge Congress to Renew and Expand Language Assistance under the Voting Rights Act

New York, NY—Seventy national and local Asian American and other civil rights organizations and advocates endorsed a letter to Congress supporting bipartisan legislation introduced today to renew the…

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Thirty Immigrants from Golden Venture Speak Out for Permanent Legal Status, Sign Petition Addressed to President Bush

Advocates Address Concerns in Immigration Reform Debate New York—Thirty passengers from the freighter Golden Venture today called on President Bush to take action that would grant them permanent legal…

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Korean-Chinese Day Laborer Wins $2,600 Settlement from New York Construction Company

New York—Undocumented immigrant workers, especially in the construction business, take a gamble every time they agree to a job because they are not guaranteed what most take for granted: workplace…

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Nearly 75% of Korean Immigrant Workers Do Not Receive Overtime, Survey Says

Community Groups Release Findings on Working Conditions for Korean Immigrants in the New York Metropolitan Area New York—Approximately three out of four Korean immigrant workers do not receive…

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AALDEF Joins Amicus Brief in ACLU Lawsuit against Domestic Spying by National Security Agency

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a national civil rights organization founded in 1974, today joined other groups filing a friend of the court brief in support of the ACLUs…

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Leaders Across the Spectrum Demand an End to Wars at Home and Abroad

On Friday, April 7, one day after Senate Republicans toughened an already harsh immigration proposal, leaders from diverse immigrant groups, legal experts, and key anti-war organizers joined their…

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Experts Release New Report Underscoring Continuing Need for Voting Rights Enforcement in New York

New York—Nationally recognized voting rights experts released a new, sharply focused report on voting rights enforcement in New York this morning citing blatant voting rights violations such as an…

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AALDEF Statement on Immigration Reform Policy

As the full Senate considers immigration reform in the coming weeks, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 32-year-old national civil rights organization, calls upon Congress…

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Immigrants Speak Out against Radical Detention and Enforcement Measures in Senate Bill amidst Marches and Pending Legislation

On April 3, 2006, immigrants facing deportation under the current laws, legal experts, and community leaders will speak against radically expanded deportation and detention provisions buried in the…

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Veteran Lowell Teachers to Be Reinstated after Unconstitutional Dismissal

Co-Counsel AALDEF, Weil Gotshal Successfully Reject Flawed “Fluency” Test Lowell, MA—Three Lowell public school teachers are to be reinstated after the American Arbitration Association issued a…

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Hundreds of Voters Sign onto Campaign to Renew Key Voting Rights Act Protections and Mobilize Communities

New York—As the push to renew the Voting Rights Act intensifies, hundreds of voters and activists from the Tri-State area gathered today at the SEIUs Local 32BJ to discuss the need to stop key…

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9/11 Health Czar Howard, What about Us?

Downtown Residents and Office Workers, 9/11 Environmental Action, WTC Residents Coalition, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Call on Newly Appointed Federal 9/11 Health Czar for…

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AALDEF Testifies Against EPA’s Flawed 9.11 Contamination Testing Plan at City Council Oversight Hearing

New York, NY—The civil rights group Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) joined residents, advocates, and workers today in testifying before the New York City Council regarding…

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AALDEF Honors Civil Rights Leaders with Justice in Action Awards at 2006 Lunar New Year Gala

New York—More than 850 friends, both old and new, joined the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Thursday, Feb. 2nd to usher in the Year of the Dog 4704 at its annual Lunar New…

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AALDEF Challenges NYPD Retaliation against Immigrant

Case of Waheed Saleh Asserts First Amendment “Right to Petition” in NYPD’s Enforcement of Immigration Laws New York—The Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF) today filed a lawsuit…

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AALDEF Files Voting Rights Act Lawsuit against the NYC Board of Elections

Cites Nearly a Decade of Violations of the Act’s Language Assistance Provisions New York—In federal court today in Manhattan, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), along with…

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AALDEF Releases 2005 Massachusetts Exit Poll Results

Boston, MA—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 32-year-old civil rights organization, released detailed findings today from its multilingual exit poll of Asian American…

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$17.5K Back-Wage Win for Nail Salon Worker

The Korean Workers Project, a collaboration between the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and YKASECEmpowering the Korean American Community, announced today a back-wage…

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Minimum Wage for 2006 Increases to $6.75 an Hour for Most Employees, and to $4.35 an Hour for Tipped Restaurant Workers

New York—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 31-year-old civil rights organization that provides immigrant workers with legal advice and representation, reminds workers and…

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