What's New

Oct 11

WHAT: Rally and press conference as family members of eight Cambodian refugees from Minnesota facing deportation gather at the office of Representative Keith Ellison. Family members will call on the Congressman to take action to keep Cambodian refugee families together.

Oct 7

Farmington, MN - A Minnesotan for nearly all his life, Farmington resident Ched Nin is awaiting deportation to a country he has never set foot in. During a routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this August, Ched was detained for possible removal to Cambodia because of a criminal conviction from 2010 that he already served his time for. 

Oct 6

16 community leaders convened in DC to fight for education equity, immigrant justice, and health access. See more photos from LEAF 2016.

Oct 6

Washington, DC -  This year marks the 20th anniversary of two laws that ramped up deportations in the United States and limited due process for many immigrants with old criminal convictions. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) went into effect on September 30, 1996, after the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) was passed earlier that year. Together, these laws created a profound shift toward the criminalization of immigration, and prompted a surge of resources to border and interior immigration enforcement. 

Sep 28

Governor Brown Signs AB 1726

California's diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities will soon have access to data that can reveal their unique patterns of health needs and outcomes. Over the weekend, Governor Brown signed AB 1726, the AHEAD Act, into law! 
Sep 26

Today Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1726, the AHEAD Act, into law. We celebrate this milestone in our community's history to uncover long-neglected health disparities and develop targeted solutions. This new policy will provide California's Department of Public Health with more granular data on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations it serves. Better data on the different needs of our communities translates to more effective public health strategies that save lives.