SEARAC Condemns Mass Raids on Immigrants

Washington, DC – SEARAC denounces President Trump’s planned mass raids on immigrant communities. After an initial delay, the president plans to launch a series of raids across the country from Sunday, July 14, to Thursday, July 18. The cities affected include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco. Though little information has been made public, leaks have indicated that ICE will be targeting individuals with a final order of removal and unaccompanied minors who have aged out.

“Despite public outrage over the administration’s deportation of Southeast Asian Americans and other immigrant and refugee communities, the Department of Homeland Security continues to increase efforts to separate our families,” said Quyen Dinh, executive director of SEARAC. “Southeast Asian Americans continue to be torn from our communities because of unfair and inhumane immigration enforcement laws. Raids leave long-lasting scars within families and communities. We cannot continue this cycle of trauma. Congress must focus on repealing the provisions of law that have expanded the United States’ detention and deportation infrastructure.”

Southeast Asian Americans who have been impacted by these or any other raids can utilize the resources below:


  • (415) 952-0413: a hotline for individuals seeking legal advice from attorneys across the country with experience serving SEAA individuals
  • a website with resources for individuals or family members seeking more information, including Know Your Rights cards in Vietnamese, Khmer, and Hmong
  • ACLU: Additional Know Your Rights information from the ACLU, available in English and Spanish
  • SEARAC Support Request Form: Individuals seeking more specific support can fill out this form. SEARAC staff will respond and help individuals connect with local advocacy organizations or find legal support for their cases.
Elaine Sanchez Wilson
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