Census 2020: SEAAs Count
The Census Bureau plans to add an untested and unnecessary citizenship question to the 2020 Census and recently accepted public comments to inform decision-making. Our community spoke up to establish a strong, clear public record that we oppose the addition of a citizenship question, but we support the expansion of the race and ethnicity categories. More than 800 individuals and 50 organizations submitted their comments. Stay tuned for more updates relating to this important campaign.
Family Immigration Story Collection
In partnership with the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, SEARAC is collecting family immigration stories to inform and guide our advocacy to protect family immigration policies.
Protecting Southeast Asian Immigrant Families’ Campaign-Public Charge
The Trump Administration has proposed broadening the set of government assistance services that is considered when determining whether an individual is a ‘public charge,’ or, in other words, likely to rely on government services for support. SEARAC has launched a campaign to collect 1,000 comments letting the Trump Administration know that we oppose its attack immigrant and refugee communities. Please help us reach our goal by submitting your signature at this link.
Deportation Advocacy Data Collection
More than 100 Cambodian and Vietnamese community members were detained by ICE for deportation in the fall of 2017. If you or a loved one is impacted by detention or deportation, consider sharing your story with us to support our long-term advocacy efforts to reform unjust detention and deportation laws! Click here to access our deportation advocacy data collection form.
AANHPI Data Disaggregation
SEARAC is committed to push federal, state, and local agencies to collect and report data broken down by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander ethnic groups. Stay tuned for more information on our new campaign!