Resources and Toolkits

SEARAC focuses on issues that uniquely impact Southeast Asian American families related to education, immigration, health, and aging.  We advocate both at the national level and in California for responsive, progressive policies to uplift our communities. Our reports and toolkits contain important narratives and statistical data about our communities in the following topics:

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Immigration

Protecting Southeast Asian Immigrant Families: Public Charge Campaign Toolkit

What you need to know to fight against the public charge proposal The Trump administration continues to attack immigrant and ...
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Southeast Asian American Solidarity Toolkit: A Guide to Resisting Detentions and Deportations from the #ReleaseMN8 Campaign

SEARAC, together with partners of #ReleaseMN8, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG), and University of Minnesota James H ...
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Dreams Detained, in her Words: The effects of detention and deportation on Southeast Asian American women and families

A joint report with National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum that tells the stories of Southeast Asian American women whose ...
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Getting Pro-Bono Legal Help

Anyone fearing deportation should consult an experienced immigration attorney to explore options. The individuals, organizations, and clinics in this directory ...
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Resource Guide for Southeast Asian Americans Facing Criminal Deportation

An in-depth guide focusing on how to navigate the detention and deportation system for Southeast Asian American immigrants who have ...
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The Devastating Impact of Deportation on Southeast Asian Americans

A one-pager exploring the status of at least 14,000 people who face potential deportation. Click here to access ...
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SEARAC Media Messaging Guide on Southeast Asian American Criminal Deportation

Basic facts, top-line messages, and tips to address media inquiries. Click here to access ...
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How Family-Based Immigration Benefits Southeast Asian Americans—Standing Up for Families and Our Rights

A memo that discusses the current backlog for immigration visas and the ramifications of ending family-based sponsorship. Click here to ...
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Southeast Asian Americans and the School-to-Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

Poverty, mental health, criminalization, and other statistics surrounding the largest refugee community in US history. Click here to access ...
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Southeast Asian Americans and Deportation Policy

A primer on laws responsible for the mandatory detention and deportation of Southeast Asian refugees and SEARAC’s recommendations on legislative ...
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Education

Can You See Me? School Culture and Climate for California’s AAPI Youth

Building on the success of a 2014 AAPI youth data disaggregation survey in Oakland, CA, SEARAC and CHARGE collected 813 ...
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Data Disaggregation General Factsheet

This fact sheet debunks myths related to data disaggregation and provides recommendations for federal policymakers. Click here to access ...
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Data Disaggregation Versus Affirmative Action

This fact sheet examines the differences between data disaggregation and affirmative action, two policies that SEARAC supports. Click here to ...
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Increase Access to Higher Education – Why Are Southeast Asians Not Going to College?

Learn about the challenges that contribute to low college attainment rates of Southeast Asian American students and policy solutions that ...
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English Language Learners & Southeast Asian American Communities

Learn about the Southeast Asian American English language learner population, its challenges, and opportunities to raise visibility and provide support ...
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Overview of Southeast Asian Educational Challenges: Why Are Southeast Asian American Students Falling Behind?

Presents the obstacles that keep Southeast Asian American students from reaching their full potential in education achievement, and provides federal ...
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Moving Beyond the Asian Check Box

This SEARAC policy brief aims to demonstrate national demand for data disaggregation to address the academic achievement gaps that exist ...
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Data Disaggregation – Opportunities and Challenges

Information in this fact sheet comes primarily from SEARAC’s study of comments submitted to the Department of Education in 2012 ...
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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Webinar

Offers an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the need for data disaggregation and targeted supports for English ...
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Health and Aging

Securing Our Future: Advancing Economic Security for Diverse Elders

This report from the Diverse Elders Coalition, authored by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, describes the issues facing ...
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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States Aged 55 Years and Older

This  National Asian Pacific Center on Aging data brief describes the population, nativity, and linguistic characteristics of older Asian Americans ...
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Southeast Asian American Elders #TellACL

Infographic describing the socioeconomic and linguistic characteristics of the older Southeast Asian American population, along with quotes collected during the ...
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Aging with Health and Dignity: Diverse Elders Speak Up

In 2016, the Diverse Elders Coalition partnered with Caring Across Generations to collect nearly 5,000 comments from our communities about ...
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Action for Health Justice Health Enrollment Glossary

Glossary of approximately 100 of the most frequently used and confused health care related terms in 12 Asian and Pacific ...
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California Cancer Facts & Figures 2016

American Cancer Society. Includes disaggregated data showing the top five most common cancers for multiple Asian American sub-groups, plus Native ...
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National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care

Also known as CLAS standards, these guidelines are established by the Office of Minority Health. Click here to access ...
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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Pakistani, & Vietnamese Americans

National Council on Asian Pacific Islander Physicians report from 2015. A census-data based report highlighting the health-related disparities among various ...
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Southeast Asian Americans Speak Out to Protect the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion

Report based on over 350 comments collected by Southeast Asian Americans across the country about why they support the ACA ...
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Southeast Asian Americans Speak Out to Protect Affordable Health Care Webinar on February 21

In this webinar, health advocates review the attempts made in 2017 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), present key ...
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California

California Asian American & Pacific Islander Youth Report Executive Summary

Executive summary of a report based on over 800 survey responses from largely Southeast Asian American and Pacific Islander youth ...
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Covering All of California: Voices from Southeast Asian American Communities from the First Year of Covered California

A brief overview of the major challenges and recommendations for outreach and enrollment of our communities into health care. Click ...
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Southeast Asian Americans Speak Out to Protect Affordable Health Care Webinar on February 21

In this webinar, health advocates review the attempts made in 2017 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), present key ...
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