What's New

Sep 15

We have great news!  Because of a groundswell of community support and broad-based advocacy, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) granted Touch Hak a one-year stay of removal! Touch was scheduled to be deported to Cambodia on September 4, 2014, but instead was released from the South Texas Detention Facility last week and allowed to travel home to California to be with his family for one year.

Aug 27

We recently learned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may deport Touch Hak to Cambodia by the end of August.  Call: ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale at 202-732-3000

Aug 18

On Thursday, August 21st at 10:00 AM PST, Representative Mike Honda (D-CA 17) will be holding a press conference in San Jose, CA on his newly introduced All Students Count (ASC) Act! The event will be hosted by Asian Americans for Community Involvement, and will feature speakers including Quyen Dinh, Executive Director of SEARAC, and Dr. Michael Chang, Board Member of Santa Clara County Office of Education.  

Aug 12

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) are asking Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to stand in solidarity with the children and families under attack by House of Representatives, which most recently voted to deport children back to their deaths.

Jul 31

Washington, DC – On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Representative Mike Honda proposed the All Students Count Act, which requires State Education Agencies (SEAs) to report more enhanced data in their annual state report cards that would include the same race categories used in the decennial Census, as well as cross-tabulations of student outcomes by gender and disability. 

Jul 11

On July 23rd at 10:00 am, AALDEFAPALAJACLOCA, National Women’s Law Center, and SEARAC are hosting a rally and press conference at the US Capitol’s House Triangle for the All Students Count Act in coordination with the office of Representative Mike Honda (D-CA17), and we are asking students, educators, and everyone concerned about public education in the United States to stand with us for better data collection and reporting to better support students and reflect the incredible diversity of our country.   

Jul 1

SEARAC is proud to share that after many years of advocacy with your support, the All Students Count Act of 2014 is ready for introduction by Representative Mike Honda (CA-17), and we are seeking your organization’s endorsement by Monday, July 21st, 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Jul 1

Washington, DC - On June 30th, President Obama announced that efforts to change immigration laws have failed in Congress. SEARAC joins families across the country in grave disappointment that key lawmakers in the House chose not to move forward with reforming an obsolete immigration system that does not reflect our nation’s values or our economic reality.

May 22

SEARAC is thrilled to announce the formation of the Southeast Asian American Young Men’s (SEAAYM) Collaborative. Consisting of Khmer Girls in Action (KGA), 1Love Movement, Stone Soup Fresno (SSF) and the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC), the SEAAYM Collaborative envisions a country where empowered young men are actively engaged in creating safe, healthy and thriving communities.