What's New

Aug 29

St. Paul, MN - Mobilized by the #ReleaseMN8 campaign, over 70 community members gathered at Ramsey County Attorney John Choi's office today to demand that he reduce Chamroeun Phan's 365-day prison sentence by one day, which would guarantee him automatic relief from deportation.

Aug 25

SEARAC denounces the Trump administration for threatening to use visa sanctions to punish the countries of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for delaying deportations from the United States. A group of U.S. deportees in Cambodia led a strong campaign this year to pressure Cambodia to stop all deportations from the U.S., effectively halting the issuance of travel documents a number of times in the past year.

Aug 24

In this month's community call, SEARAC Executive Director Quyen Dinh will discuss SEARAC's new five-year strategic plan, developed in consultation with community members across the country. 

Aug 10

This week, SEARAC joined the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans as part of 77 organizations, 180 community leaders, 105 students, and nearly 500 educators across the country in reaffirming our commitment to serving the diverse needs of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Aug 9

As board members of SEARAC, we have seen the devastation that deportation causes in the lives of Southeast Asian American families. But we have also seen the hope and joy that comes when SEARAC's powerful partnerships with the #ReleaseMN8 campaign and other families help to keep these families together.

Aug 8

Sameth Nhean was greeted with hugs and kisses from his family, friends, and community yesterday as he was released from immigration detention, where he had been held for nearly a year.