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Two Former L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Jailed for Beating Jail Inmate

LOS ANGELES — Two former deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were ordered Monday to serve time in federal prison for violating the civil rights of a mentally…

Civil Rights Organizations Urge White House to Rescind Regulations that Target Muslim, Arab & South Asian Immigrants

    LOS ANGELES — Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA), together with almost 200 human rights, civil liberties, education, social justice, and inter-faith organizations nationwide, has signed-on to a…

65-Year-Old Southern California Teacher Found Guilty of Having Sex with 8-Year-Old Girl in Philippines

SANTA ANA, California – A 65-year-old former teacher with the Santa Ana School District who traveled to the Philippines to engage in sex with two young girls around 8 and…

Kidnapping Own Children from Father Is a Crime as in the Case of a Southern California Woman

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles-area woman who brought her two children to Mexico to keep them from their father was sentenced Thursday to 13 months in prison in a…

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns President-elect’s Choice of Steve Bannon as Senior Advisor

LOS ANGELES –, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) condemns the President-elect’s choice of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. AAAJ said in a statement released Wednesday that Donald Trump’s potential…

Asian American Civil Rights Organization Pledges to Fight for Protection of Undocumented Children from Being Deported

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) Tuesday pledged to fight for the rights of immigrant communities as the new Administration threatens to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.…

Southern California Man Jailed for Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California man who admitted to sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl, subjecting her to a month of sexual abuse, and advertising the victim as a prostitute…

Asian American Voters Backed Clinton over Trump by Wide Margins, Poll Shows

LOS ANGELES, CA – Contrary to mainstream exit poll results, the 2016 national Asian American Election Eve Poll reveals that Asian Americans voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by…

Former U.S. Immigration Officer Takes Bribes to Give Citizenship

LOS ANGELES — A former immigration services officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) who had the power to approve applications for citizenship has been sentenced to 33 months…

Hollywood Director Richard Anderson Premieres Documentary Film on U.S. POWs in China during World War II

LOS ANGELES – The sufferings and struggle of some 1,500 American POWs during World War II in Shenyang, the Japanese occupied Northeastern city of China, seemed to have been forgotten…