Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

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President Obama declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life.   Human trafficking does not only take place in overseas sweatshops or brothels abroad, but on streets throughout the U.S. with victims ranging from […]

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Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election

Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election

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(Photo taken on Dec. 15, 2016: Richard Konda, Executive Director of ALA, speaking before the Children, Seniors and Families Committee of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors – Immigration Hearing)   Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election   12 December 2016 – […]

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ALA Featured on ABC’s Beyond the Headlines

ALA Featured on ABC’s Beyond the Headlines

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BEYOND THE HEADLINES WITH CHERYL JENNINGS May 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Asian Pacific American Roundtable Join us as ALA’s staff attorney, Nick Kuwada, speaks on the importance of the Asian American community’s involvement in the election process along with other local leaders in the Asian Pacific American community. “The last United States Census in […]

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ALA Interviewed on A Way Out

ALA Interviewed on A Way Out

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ALA staff attorney Theodore Ko gives the inside scoop on the services ALA offers. A Way Out is a show on the television station VIETV (channel 20.3 or 238 on Xfinity) hosted by Vivian Do. This show serves as a media outlet for individuals, non-profit, and government organizations to share their stories with the community.

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ALA Featured on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa

ALA Featured on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa

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ALA staff attorney Nick Kuwada has been featured on NBC’s show Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa. Asian Pacific America is a weekly half hour show covering Asian newsmakers, events, community accolades, and youth perspectives. Currently, it is the only running Asian cultural affairs show on network television in the Bay Area. It airs Sundays […]

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Screening of Halmoni and Dream Riders

Screening of Halmoni and Dream Riders

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On June 26, 2016, Asian Law Alliance in partnership with SIREN and Silicon Valley De-Bug sponsored an event that focused on the Asian Pacific Islander community and Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA). After a performance by Far East Lion Dragon Dance Association, the event screened two short documentaries on DACA recipients: Halmoni and Dream […]

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United States v. Texas – Decision and Consequences

United States v. Texas – Decision and Consequences

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On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued what is known as a per curiam, or unanimous, decision that affirmed the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the federal court injunction of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion […]

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ALA Welcomes Our Summer Intern & Post-Bar Fellow

ALA Welcomes Our Summer Intern & Post-Bar Fellow

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ALA would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) and the Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok and Lee (MTYKL) Foundation for its sponsorship of ALA’s 2016 summer intern and post-bar law graduate fellow. With their generous support, ALA is able to truly live up to its […]

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Important Information

Important Information

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IMPORTANT IMMIGRATION-RELATED INFORMATION  President Barack Obama will continue to preside until January 2017, so for now there are no overarching changes to immigration law or policies. You should use this time to educate yourself and obtain reliable, trusted information. Be careful about rumors or misinformation.  Always check with an attorney or a non-profit agency that […]

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