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.

Jul 2 Meet Chaoya - Summer Intern from North Carolina

Greetings! My name is Chaoya Yang and I am the fifth of eight children. I am the third child born in America after my parents resettled in San Bernardino, California.

Jun 16 Vigil to End Deportation and Support Families

Join us in solidary with our community partners in Stockton and Seattle to support families of former Cambodian refugees who are facing imminent deportation!

Mari Quenemoen

WASHINGTON, DC – The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to partner with the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) and DC Asian Pacific American Film to bring the film “Cambodian Son” to Washington, DC, at West End Cinema at 7:00pm. The event will include a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Masahiro Sugano, and a panel of community advocates.

Apr 11 Obama’s Two Million Deportations and the “Criminal Alien” Boogeyman
Mari Quenemoen

On April 5th, on a national day of action against deportation, the New York Times editorial board took a stand against the record numbers of people deported under the Obama administration. The paper called on the President to extend deferred action protections to parents of Dreamers and citizen children, to end Secure Communities and other programs that enlist local law enforcement as immigration agents, and to end the immigration detention bed quota that results in over 30,000 immigrants locked up every day.

Mar 24 Deported to a Theater Near You: "Cambodian Son!"
Mari Quenemoen

Cambodian Son

On April 28th, SEARAC will host a screening in Washington, DC, of the new film "Cambodian Son" as part of a national tour in collaboration with Studio Revolt of Phnom Penh and the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN).

Aug 28 Deportation and Dr. King’s American Dream
Mari Quenemoen

Wednesday, August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the “Great March on Washington,” led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a coalition of civil rights, labor and religious organizations to pass civil rights legislation, desegregate schools and address entrenched poverty among African Americans.

Jul 1 A Day of Immigration Reform Efforts on Capitol Hill
Corrine Schmidt

On only my second day of work here at SEARAC, I was sent to spend the day on Capitol Hill to attend two events central to current immigration reform efforts.  The first was the House Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of a newly proposed immigration bill, the SAFE Act, and the second was to attend a briefing entitled “Women Standing Together for Immigration Reform.”

Jun 12 Stand With Families: AAPI Day of Action for Immigration Reform
Mai Yer Xiong

Day three on the job and I jumped right into my internship with SEARAC by attending the Stand with Families Immigration rally. I arrived early with fellow staff member Bao and we were ready to help the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC,) the host organization, with whatever needed to be done to ensure a successful day.

Jan 9 Meet SEARAC's Intern: Bao Lor, University of California, Irvine
Bao Lor

Hello! Hello! Hello! My name is Bao Lor and I am a graduating senior at the University of California, Irvine with a major in International Studies and a minor in Asian American Studies.