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

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.

What's New

Apr 13

We are issuing a community alert to let Southeast Asian American families know that ICE is once again rounding up Cambodian immigrants for detention-just a week after 43 individuals were removed on April 4. Our partners at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco recently reported that four people have been taken into ICE custody.

Apr 5

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), VietLead, and more than 60 other organizations submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to demand transparency and accountability for the Trump administration's increased immigration enforcement activities, specifically targeting Southeast Asian Americans for detention and deportation. This move follows the deportation of 43 Cambodians that happened just yesterday--the biggest group to be removed in just one day since the repatriation of Cambodian nationals began over a decade ago.


Mar 21
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) recently introduced the anti-immigrant bill, H.R. 4760, Securing America's Future Act. This legislation would end our family-based immigration system by stripping the ability of U.S. citizens to sponsor their adult children, parents, and siblings. It would also take away the ability of lawful permanent residents to sponsor their adult unmarried children, cutting off family members who have been waiting for years and decades to reunite with their loved ones.