What's New

Oct 10

On Sunday, the Trump Administration released a shameful list of enforcement demands in exchange for a deal around the DREAM Act. In addition to the massive expansion of a border wall, the Trump wish-list includes a radical ramp-up of interior enforcement, a cut in refugee admissions, and an elimination of protections for vulnerable children and asylum seekers. 

Oct 10

On October 14, 2017, SEARAC will march in solidarity with our communities and allies in the continued pursuit of equity, justice, and freedom. The Moving Mountains March for Equity caps off our three-day equity summit, and is part of a week of Asian American and Pacific Islander action and resistance. #AAPIAction

Oct 4

We are issuing a community alert to let Cambodian American families know that Cambodia may be preparing to accept a new group of deportees in the coming months. Earlier this fall, the Trump Administration announced visa sanctions on Cambodia for failing to comply with the deportation of Cambodian Americans. As a result, the Cambodian government has agreed to interview 26 individuals and to issue a new batch of travel documents for deportation.

Oct 3

Today, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) and Adam Smith (WA-9) introduced the "Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act," legislation that would repeal mandatory, arbitrary, and indefinite detention, phase out private detention facilities, require the establishment of detention standards and improve oversight, and establish program alternatives to costly detention.

Sep 28

News outlets are reporting that the Trump administration may set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at  45,000 - the lowest goal in U.S. history. The average admissions goal from when The Refugee Act of 1980 passed up till today is 95,000, with an average of 80,000 refugees resettled each year.