What's New

Apr 10

Philadelphia, PA - In the past month, the Vietnamese American community has been rocked by a surge of community members apprehended and detained for possible deportation. In the first two weeks of March alone, organizers learned that nearly 100 Vietnamese people were being detained, largely at York County Detention Center in Pennsylvania and Krome Detention Facility in Florida. 

Mar 31

Your calls, letters, town halls, op-eds, and letters to the editor made a difference. The AHCA failed on March 24 as the Republicans could not come to a consensus to pass a plan. The fight is not over, though - President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are likely to continue to make proposals that will weaken the ACA

Mar 28

We are featuring this photo of Diana Bui from our 2016 LEAF training to express the heart and purpose of the advocacy we do. Take a minute to read Diana's story and vote for her photo.

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.