Our Mission:  To advance the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans
Our goal:  To ensure that Asian Americans can access government services and the legal system to protect and enforce their rights
Our strategy:  To combine community legal education, individual representation, and systemic advocacy.

APALRC Co-Sponsors Event for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 4, 2017 Advocating for the Asian-American Community in 2017: Featuring Keynote Speaker Khizr Khan Please join Hogan Lovell for an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event on May 24 at its Washington office, featuring Khizr Khan, noted speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, as our keynote speaker. The event will also feature a […]

Guide for Immigrant Parents – What If I’m Picked Up By Ice?

March 7, 2017 A group of lawyers, advocates, and family law and immigration experts have put together the following two guides to help families understand their rights and to help them form plans to keep their families together. What if I’m picked up by ICE? Preparing for the possibility of being detained, deported, and separated […]

DACAs Don’t Panic

February 21, 2017 Last week, Daniel Ramirez, a DACA recipient in Seattle was taken into ICE custody when officers came to his home to arrest his father. Although this situation is certainly alarming, we don’t think this is the time for panic. From what we’re hearing, attorneys in the case believe this was an isolated […]

DACA: Current Status and What to do Now

February 7, 2017 The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy started in June 2012 that allows certain undocumented immigrants to the United States who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. During his campaign, President […]

The APALRC response to Executive Orders

January 31, 2017 By this point, most of you have heard about the actions taken under the auspices of anti-immigrant Executive Orders over the weekend regarding the travel ban against people from several predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa who should otherwise be lawfully admitted into the United States as visa holders […]

Become a U.S. Citizen

BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN Free legal assistance to help you apply for naturalization Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM Rockville Library – 2nd floor meeting room 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850  Call (202) 393-3572 for more information ENGLISH | CHINESE | HINDI | KOREAN | VIETNAMESE | SPANISH  YOU QUALIFY IF YOU: Are at […]

Do MORE 24

Think you can make a difference in 1 DAY – Become part of a movement to help change OUR region on June 2nd through Do More 24. This 24-hour online day of giving, powered by United Way NCA, helps raise money for nonprofits serving DC, Maryland and Virginia All the money raised here stays here — and makes change here Encourage your family and friends to donate $24 or a […]

Our new site

Welcome to our new site.  As you know, sites are always a work in progress, please check it out and let us know what you think.