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Advocating for Immigrants in the Post-9/11 Era

While the hallmarks of the Immigration Project - direct services, community education and legislative advocacy - remained constant, staff focused much of their attention in this year to expanding access to our services to the diverse API community and continuing to combat the variety of punitive anti-immigrant policies that continue to be imposed.

This year the project:

  • Collaborated with API community groups such as the United Laotian Community Development, Chinatown CDC, the Filipino Bayanihan Resource Center, and the Veterans Equity Center to make immigration services more accessible.
  • Established a variety of community-based clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties.
  • Provided a full range of immigration services and advocating for immigrant rights, including combating the increasing numbers of deportations that separate families and destablize communities.

For more information, please contact Nikki Dinh [ndinh[delete]@apilegaloutreach.org].

Recent Immigration News & Articles

  • API Legal Outreach Mourns the Loss of Kevin Pimentel. [more info]

  • 5.18.10 Insecure Communities: SF Rallys Against ICE Automated Fingerprint Screening System
    [read more].

  • Convictions for 5 Defendants Accused of Human Trafficking: On February 12, 2009, in the Guatemalan trafficking case in Los Angeles, the jury returned guilty verdicts for all remaining 5 defendants accused of recruiting and bringing young women from Guatemala to the United States and forcing them into prostitution. The jury stated that the testimony of the victim-witnesses, one of whom is represented by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, was a crucial factor in their decision. The guilty verdicts carry the potential of life sentences for each defendant, specifically for the conviction of the crime of sex trafficking. For more details, please see the link below to the Los Angeles Times article.


  • Congress Passes Critical Human Trafficking Law [read more]

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