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Asian Americans Advancing Justice / AAJC
"Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream. Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national nonprofit founded in 1991 in Washington, D.C.

Advancing Justice | AAJC is the voice for the Asian American community – the fastest-growing population in the U.S. – fighting for our civil rights through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy. We serve to empower our communities by bringing local and national constituencies together and ensuring Asian Americans are able to participate fully in our democracy."
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1 Thompson v. Tsoukaris
1:20-cv-01449 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-GA-0014
Washington
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Over a dozen non-citizens detained in immigration detention facilities, who had underlying medical conditions rendering them particularly susceptible to COVID-19 complications, filed this suit on April 3, 2020 against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, GA, seeking immediate release. The court granted a motion to ... [view]
2 City of Seattle v. Department of Homeland Security
3:19-cv-07151 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/29/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0151
Coding Complete
This case challenged a policy of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that made it more difficult for naturalization applicants to obtain fee waivers The City of Seattle and several nonprofit organizations filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) on October 29, 2019. They ... [view]
3 La Unión Del Pueblo Entero v. Trump
8:19-cv-02710-GJH (D. Md.)
Filed 09/13/2019 - Closed 2021
U.S. Department of Commerce
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0008
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
4 Bhattarai v. Nielsen
3:19-cv-00731 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/10/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0145
Washington, D.C.
Coding Complete
On February 10, 2019, a group of beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) from Honduras and Nepal and their U.S.-citizen children filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the National Day Laborer Organizing ... [view]
5 Pars Equality Center v. Pompeo
2:18-cv-01122 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 07/31/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0040
Coding Complete
On July 31, 2018, two nonprofit organizations and fifteen individuals filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, challenging the Trump Administration's implementation of the waiver provision of the Travel Ban (Presidential Proclamation No. 9645). The Travel Ban indefinitely banned millions of ... [view]
6 La Unión Del Pueblo Entero v. Ross
8:18-cv-01570-GJH (D. Md.)
Filed 05/31/2018 - Closed 2020
United States Census Bureau
United States Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0006
Coding Complete
This case is one of many challenging the Census Bureau's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This lawsuit was filed on May 31, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Greenbelt), by La Union del Pueblo Entero and several other immigrant advocacy groups, seven state legislative caucuses, five state ... [view]
7 Trinh v. Homan
8:18-cv-00316 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/22/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0115
Coding Complete
On February 22, 2018, four Vietnamese refugees filed this habeas petition and class action lawsuit challenging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly arbitrarily and unlawfully detaining them. In January 2008, the United States and Vietnam entered an agreement governing the repatriation of Vietnamese nationals facing final ... [view]
8 Chhoeun v. Marin
8:17-cv-01898 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/27/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0108
Coding Complete
Two refugees whose families fled Cambodia in the 1970s filed this class action lawsuit, challenging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for arbitrarily and unlawfully detaining them. The plaintiffs represented other Cambodian refugees living in the U.S. since escaping the violence of the Khmer Rouge regime. The plaintiffs argued that ... [view]
9 Gill v. Department of Justice
3:14-cv-03120 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/10/2014 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Justice
Speech and Religious Freedom
National Security
NS-CA-0012
Coding Complete
On July 10, 2014, five U.S. citizens who had their information entered into counterterrorism databases and were subjected to law enforcement scrutiny and interrogation, filed this lawsuit against the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment ("PM-ISE"). Plaintiffs challenged the legality of a ... [view]
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