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. 

Mar 13
Over the next month, at least 36 long-time community members are scheduled to be deported to Cambodia. Eight community members will be leaving within the next two weeks, including members of the MN8. They will leave behind the only homes they've ever known - their spouses, their children, their jobs, their friends, and the country they call their own. SEARAC stands together with Southeast Asian American and allied organizations and movements across the country to denounce these deportations as unfair, unjust, and inhumane.
Mar 8

Farmington, MN - Following months of sustained community advocacy, long-time Minnesota resident Ched Nin was released to his wife and their five children in late February after being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for over six months. Ched was detained by ICE in August and processed for deportation to Cambodia because of a 2010 conviction for which he had already completed his sentence. While detained, Ched's wife, Jenny Srey, and seven other Minnesota families whose loved ones also faced imminent deportation mobilized activists and Southeast Asian American community members around a campaign to "Release the Minnesota 8."

Mar 6

Today, the White House issued a new executive order that aims to block the entrance of all refugees, as well as citizens of six majority Muslim countries, under the false pretense of national security. Last month, federal courts upheld a temporary restraining order against the administration's first executive order, arguing that it enforced religious discrimination and violated the due process of refugees.