2006
Press Release

AALDEF Exit Poll Reveals Trends in Growing NJ Asian American Electorate

2005 Elections Data Includes Language Assistance, Party Enrollment, and Voting Barriers In Fort Lee, NJ, days before the New Jersey primaries, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund…

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“House Negotiator Calls Senate Immigration Bill ‘Amnesty’ and Rejects It”

New York Times, May 27, 2006 “…Mr. Sensenbrenner said he would continue to reject President Bush’s call for a compromise because he believed that the president, who supports a path to citizenship for…

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“Immigration Bill Given Final Polish in Senate”

San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2006 “The Senate—including a majority of Republicans—voted resoundingly Wednesday to move toward passage of a sweeping overhaul of the country’s immigration laws. The…

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AALDEF Statement Opposing Hagel-Martinez Immigration Bill (S. 2611)

The convoluted debate in the Senate over comprehensive immigration reform has made one thing abundantly clear: we must oppose passage of the Hagel-Martinez bill (S. 2611). The Hagel-Martinez bill is…

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What’s Next in the Immigration Debate? Ten Principles for Change

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Families for Freedom Immigrant Communities in Action Make the Road by Walking After almost two months of taking to the streets, it is clear that we, as…

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TAKE ACTION: Please Take One Minute to Call the Senate TODAY (Week of May 22, 2006)

Dear AALDEF friends and supporters, As you may know, the Senate is poised to pass immigration legislation that would radically alter our immigration system and deplete human rights standards in the…

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Voters and Disability, Civic and Civil Rights Groups Challenge State’s Vote

Plan Completely Fails to Uphold Bold New Statutory Voter Rights to Remedy the Loss of Votes and Other Problems in Past Elections Today in Albany, a group of voter-eligible citizens—which includes…

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“Ballot Brouhaha: Voting Rights Act Cases over Language Barriers Flourish”

National Law Journal, May 15, 2006 To access a copy of this article (subscription required), please click here.

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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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AALAM Honors AALDEF Legal Team in Boston

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) honored AALDEF attorney Glenn D. Magpantay and co-counsel with its 2006 Community Service Award for its work ensure Boston’s compliance…

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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 U.S. 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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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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