What's New

Sep 28

This week, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) program, which provides support for degree-granting higher-education institutions, including community colleges, that serve at least 10% Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Overall, AANAPISI institutions enroll 41% of the nation's AAPI college students.

Sep 27

SEARAC is concerned about recent reports that Democratic leadership is negotiating with the Trump administration to include enforcement measures as a bargaining chip for the passage of the DREAM Act. Earlier this month, the President announced the elimination of the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), putting 800,000 young people in fear of deportation.

Sep 26

Washington -- Advocacy organizations representing immigrant communities of color are denouncing punitive measures from the Trump administration targeting Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The administration’s latest actions continue a trend of attacks against immigrants, especially underrepresented immigrants of color, and effectively condemns entire immigrant populations to poverty.

Sep 22

St. Paul, MN - After more than 387 days in immigration detention, Chamroeun Phan of Maplewood, MN, came home to his family on Monday. In May, Phan's immigration attorney, Mai Neng Moua, successfully argued that Phan's deportation to Cambodia should be cancelled because of the undue hardship it would cause his family. But the Trump administration appealed the immigration judge's ruling and refused to release him from detention. 

Sep 20

The fight to protect our health care is more important than ever. Republicans have redoubled their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which made affordable health care accessible to so many Southeast Asian American families

Sep 5

Today, the Trump Administration announced that it will end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While those currently protected under the program will have six months until their status expires, no new applications or renewals filed as of today will be processed.