Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)


Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)
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Jul 24 How Strong Love Can Be
Vanuyen Pham

Being political and advocating for change is not exactly what my parents wanted for me. What they don’t understand is that I want to do this because they can’t. I want to be sure their stories and the stories of my community are heard. I am honored to be here at SEARAC, where I am surrounded by people who also care deeply about advocating for their communities.

Jul 12 Discovering My Roots in DC
Emily Short

I had never been part of an Asian American community before, in part because I was worried that I would not be accepted because I was “only half,” but I decided to take that chance.

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Oct 17

Washington, DC - Over 100 Cambodian Americans throughout the country have been rounded up and detained following the Cambodian government's announcement that it plans to issue travel documents for 26 individuals whom the U.S. wants to deport. The round-ups come less than a month after the U.S. issued visa sanctions on Cambodia for refusing to comply with the repatriation of deportees. 


Oct 16

Washington, DC - On Saturday, October 14, 150 Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans and allies converged on the National Mall in Washington, DC, as part of the Southeast Asian American March for Equity. The march coincided with the national gathering Moving Mountains: A Southeast Asian American Equity Summit.


Oct 10

On Sunday, the Trump Administration released a shameful list of enforcement demands in exchange for a deal around the DREAM Act. In addition to the massive expansion of a border wall, the Trump wish-list includes a radical ramp-up of interior enforcement, a cut in refugee admissions, and an elimination of protections for vulnerable children and asylum seekers.