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

Mar 1 Our Existence is Resilience
Lee Lo

Forty years ago, America debated whether my refugee parents/community, who were being hunted like animals due to their alliance with USA CIA Agents, should be permitted into the USA. Then it was whether it was worth providing food stamps and health care to this family of 11, who were displaced by a war no one had heard of. As a kid, I never thought I’d be interested in politics. But when every aspect of my existence is politicized, I have no choice but to be political -- to fight for the day when identities and communities like mine are no longer politicized, but rather humanized.

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. 

What's New

Mar 23

SEARAC calls on Congress to reject the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on the 7th anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has provided unprecedented levels of health care access for the Southeast Asian American refugee community. Our families, children, and elders have benefited from the ACA's many life-saving provisions, including access to the physical and mental health services the community needs as survivors of war. 

Mar 21

Maplewood, MN - Another family of the #ReleaseMN8 campaign has secured a temporary reprieve from deportation for their loved one. Last Friday, Chamroeun Phan was issued an emergency stay of removal by an immigration judge to allow time for the court to review a motion to reopen his immigration case. 

Mar 14

In this month's community call, SEARAC Executive Director Quyen Dinh will discuss how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal could impact Southeast Asian American communities, and what you can do to protect affordable health care.