What's New

Sep 28

Governor Brown Signs AB 1726

California's diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities will soon have access to data that can reveal their unique patterns of health needs and outcomes. Over the weekend, Governor Brown signed AB 1726, the AHEAD Act, into law! 
Sep 26

Today Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1726, the AHEAD Act, into law. We celebrate this milestone in our community's history to uncover long-neglected health disparities and develop targeted solutions. This new policy will provide California's Department of Public Health with more granular data on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations it serves. Better data on the different needs of our communities translates to more effective public health strategies that save lives.

Sep 23

SEARAC is looking for current high school seniors who are planning to be the first in their family to go to college.  We want to know: how was your experience filling out the  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)? 

Sep 1

In 1996, the passage of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) led to a massive surge of deportations impacting many immigrants and refugees. These laws made it extremely difficult for an immigration judge to stop a person's deportation, and expanded the scope of crimes that could make immigrants automatically deportable. Since 1998, almost 16,000 Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans have received final deportation orders, including many legal permanent residents.

Aug 30

Washington, DC - On Monday, August 22, SEARAC delivered 410 comments to the Administration for Community Living (ACL), asking the Administration to produce guidance to states on increasing language access, collecting disaggregated data, and strengthening service delivery for Southeast Asian American (SEAA) elders in their state aging plans.

Aug 26

Who said the summer months are slow? For the months of July and August, the SEARAC Education team is focused on writing public comments on proposed regulations on accountability and assessments for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), hosting webinars on ESSA, and shooting videos in various languages to explain the importance of AAPI data disaggregation.