Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

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From the blog

Nov 30 "Tell me about yourself."
Alyssa Tulabut

“Tell me about yourself.” This opening question to any interview was always the most dreaded to me. It required me to be a lot of things: concise, captivating, and clear about who I was. The first, I could practice. The second, I could well enough fake. The third, that’s where the trouble came. 

Oct 31 Mini-LAT in Seattle to Keep Cambodian Families Together
Sina Sam

Washington State Cambodian American communities have been deeply shaken by the recent raids of beloved family and friends for potential deportation to Cambodia. A total of eight local men from the Seattle and Tacoma area were swept up in the most recent raids and may be deported as early as November. In response, a group of activists held a mini Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT) on October 11 in the Seattle area focused on addressing this crisis of deportation.

What's New

Feb 16

Applications are open for SEARAC's 2017 Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT), to be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2017. The LAT program is intended for members of Southeast Asian American communities and allies who want to learn how to translate their own experiences in their families, schools, and communities into powerful advocacy to fight for policy change. 

Feb 15

Over the past week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has targeted immigrants in at least six states, including California, Texas, New York, Illinois, and North Carolina, for detention and deportation. Though the majority of families targeted were undocumented, at least one Cambodian American green card holder was also swept up in the raids due to a 30-year-old conviction he attained as a minor. 

Feb 13

In our third SEARAC community call, immigration policy manager Katrina Dizon Mariategue and our partners at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) will review the Administration's recent executive orders on interior enforcement, the refugee and Muslim ban, and criminal justice, as well as pending congressional action.