What's New

Mar 1

After a brief pause in deportations, Cambodia announced this month that it would begin accepting another group of deportees from the U.S. Over 30 individuals and their families across the country will be impacted. SEARAC hosted a webinar with partners at the National Immigration Law Center to discuss the recent raids and Cambodian round ups, along with the various executive orders passed by the Trump Administration to attack immigrant and refugee communities.

Feb 16

Applications are open for SEARAC's 2017 Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT), to be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2017. The LAT program is intended for members of Southeast Asian American communities and allies who want to learn how to translate their own experiences in their families, schools, and communities into powerful advocacy to fight for policy change. 

Feb 15

Over the past week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has targeted immigrants in at least six states, including California, Texas, New York, Illinois, and North Carolina, for detention and deportation. Though the majority of families targeted were undocumented, at least one Cambodian American green card holder was also swept up in the raids due to a 30-year-old conviction he attained as a minor. 

Feb 13

In our third SEARAC community call, immigration policy manager Katrina Dizon Mariategue and our partners at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) will review the Administration's recent executive orders on interior enforcement, the refugee and Muslim ban, and criminal justice, as well as pending congressional action. 

Feb 9

Fresno, CA - Six Hmong American young men ages 14-18 from Fresno will travel to the California State Capitol today to meet with the offices of their California State Assemblymembers Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) and Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno). The youth will use these meetings to educate their policy makers about the deep education and economic disparities facing their Hmong community in Fresno. 

Feb 1

Today, SEARAC joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and national Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) partner organizations to denounce President Trump's recent executive orders shutting our doors to refugees and banning all immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim countries.