AABA Disapproves Federal Lawsuit Against California

08 Mar 2018 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

March 7, 2018

On March 6, 2018, US Attorney General Sessions announced that the president will file a lawsuit against the state of California regarding the state’s sanctuary laws.  California’s sanctuary state laws are supported by the people of the state of California and support and protect our state’s diversity, inclusive of our immigrant communities. California’s sanctuary laws were enacted in 2017 and limit local cooperation with federal immigration (ICE) enforcement.

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) disapproves of this lawsuit, which threatens other states and localities who oppose the current administration’s racist and discriminatory agenda.

“This lawsuit is an attempt to shame and intimidate California and other states that support immigrants’ rights, which have protected its residents against anti-immigrant policies,” said David Tsai, President of AABA. “AABA will continue to oppose immigration policies, whether local or federal, that threaten the welfare of our diverse communities."

For more information, please contact AABA at info@aaba-bay.com.

About AABA

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) was founded in 1976 to provide Asian American attorneys with a vehicle for the unified expression of opinions and positions on matters of concern to all Asian American attorneys. AABA also encourages and promotes the professional growth of its members, serves the Asian American and minority community, and fosters the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the legal community at large.

With over 1,300 paid members, AABA is the largest local Asian American bar association in the country and is one of the largest minority bar associations in California, with members who are lawyers, judges, law students and others, representing the entire spectrum of political, social and legal concerns. It is active in six Bay Area counties – including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin and Santa Clara.

In 2017, AABA was recognized with National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's (NAPABA) 2017 Affiliate of the Year Award. In 2009, AABA received the California State Bar’s Diversity Award (bar association) in honor of its long history of advocating for diversity in the legal profession.

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