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Official statement regarding the non bailable warrant against Mallika Sherawat

The recent news reports in relation to the orders of the trial court at Baroda in connection with a criminal compliant have incorrectly reported that ‘non-bailable warrants have been issued in the name of Mallika Sherawat.


AALDEF Previews Findings from First-Ever Three-City Chinatown Land Use Study

English: Mott Street in New York City, the tra...

English: Mott Street in New York City, the traditional center of Chinatown, where the Chinatown Community Center is located. 中文: 紐約市(New York City)Mott Street(勿街),也是中國城的社區中心。Derek Jensen (Tysto),2004年6月15日拍攝。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is releasing land use data on New York City’s Chinatown, as a preview of its forthcoming three-city study of Chinatowns and surrounding areas in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.



Asian American Group Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Strike Arizona’s Discriminatory Voting Law

Today, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down Arizona’s Proposition 200, the state’s restrictive new voter registration law, in a 7-2 decision in Arizona v. ITCA. Earlier this year, AALDEF filed an amicus brief on behalf of 12 other Asian American organizations urging the Supreme Court to strike down Prop 200 for unfairly burdening naturalized citizens, who make up almost 40% of the state’s Asian American population.



AALDEF's New Findings: 78% Korean Americans Voted for Obama; Many Faced Barriers at the Polls

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) released detailed findings from its multilingual exit poll of 998 Korean American voters in the November 2012 elections, the largest survey of its kind in the nation. The results indicated that Korean Americans showed strong support for comprehensive immigration reform and the Democratic party candidates for President and Congress.



AALDEF Statement: SCOTUS Grants Cert in Michigan Affirmative Action Case

The continuing constitutional challenge to Proposal 2 is not about the need for affirmative action, but the fact that placing such a ban in Michigan's constitution imposes an unfairly high bar on minorities advocating for their rights. For example, students advocating for legacy considerations in the admissions process have a range of options in the political process, while students advocating for affirmative action only have one extremely arduous option: to seek a constitutional amendment.


US Green Card Visa Prediction - Visa Bulletin April 2013

On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available.  (NOTE:  Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)

New Findings on the 2012 Asian American Vote in NY: 86% Voted for Obama and 67% Support Immigration Reform

On Election Day, AALDEF polled Asian American voters in 37 cities across 14 states and documented voting problems. In New York, AALDEF conducted the exit poll in counties with large Asian American populations: New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), and Queens Counties. The largest Asian ethnic groups in the New York exit poll were Chinese (43%), Bangladeshi (20%), Korean (11%), Asian Indian (11%), Filipino (4%), and Indo-Caribbean (3%).



AALDEF to Release Findings on New York Asian American Vote in 2012 Elections & Support for Immigration Reform

New York, NY -- On Thursday, March 21, in New York, NY, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will release detailed findings from its exit poll of 4,089 Asian American voters in New York in the November 2012 elections, the largest survey of its kind in the nation. The results will be released at a special presentation at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 1633 Broadway, at 12 noon.



Databazaar Media Ventures Sued by SanGin Entertainment

SanGin Entertainment (SanGin), a company that distributes Indian language film titles in territories outside India, filed a complaint in California Superior Court on Feburary 19, 2013 against Databazaar Media Ventures, LLC (DMV). In the complaint, SanGin alleged that it entered into an agreement with SanGin to become its exclusive distributor for motion picture titles produced or purchased by DMV throughout the United States and Canada.  In violation of the agreement, the complaint states, DMV began to actively compete with SanGin by distributing the film titles itself.



AALDEF Urges NYC Districting Commission to Reject Newly Revised NYC Council Redistricting Plan

Yesterday, the NYC Districting Commission released its final redistricting plan, the “February 6 Plan,” for NYC Council. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), which jointly proposed the NYC Council Unity Map with a multiracial coalition of civil rights groups, is disappointed that the February 6 Plan fails to take into account the statements made by numerous advocates and community residents during the three rounds of public hearings.



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