SEARAC in the News


Federal agencies will now gather more detailed data on race and ethnicity (3/31/2024, AsAmNews)

Groups urge Census to reclassify Hmong people as ‘Southeast Asian’ not ‘East Asian’ (4/7/2024, AsAmNews)

Despite ‘model minority’ trope, 1 in 10 Asian Americans live in poverty (4/18/2024, The Washington Post)

Southeast Asian Americans face the brunt of racist attacks among Asians in U.S., new study finds (5/1/2024, NBC News)

Armenians, Hmong and other groups feel US race and ethnicity categories don’t represent them (5/27/2024, Associated Press)

A glimpse of hope for Hmong Americans calling for Census reclassification (6/3/2024, AsAmNews)



SEARAC applauds historic White House plan in support of AANHPI equity (1/25/2023, OC Breeze)

Cambodian refugee shares story of deportation after serving U.S. prison sentence (2/22/2023, NBC News)

Vietnamese refugees are claiming space in Orange County’s school system (5/17/2023, Prism Reports)

Asian American low-income, community college students feel unheard in affirmative action debate (6/30/2023, NBC News)

‘Invisible’: Some Asian Americans say admissions decision is no victory (7/1/2023, Washington Post)

Minnesota lawmakers push to correct misclassification of AAPIs in U.S. census (7/10/2023, AsAmNews)

U.S. Census Bureau’s classification of Asian ethnic groups is harmful, warn Minnesota lawmakers (7/21/2023, Sahan Journal)

Southeast Asian Deportation Relief Act reintroduced to Congress (8/22/2023, AsAmNews)

The Pacifica Evening News (8/22/2023, KPFA)

Reuniting Families Act reintroduced with spotlight on Asian immigrant families (9/20/2023, AsAmNews)

US Census Releases Detailed Data about AAPIs (9/25/2023, AsAmNews)

Biden issues proclamation honoring colleges serving Asian American and Pacific Islanders (9/27/2023, NBC News)

Newsom vetoes health equity data collection bill for Indigenous and Latinx communities (10/12/2023, State of Reform)

Bill seeks to separate data on Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students (10/27/2023, Honolulu Star Advertiser)

All students count but some remain invisible (10/28/2023, AsAmNews)

‘Double Punishment’: Thousands of Southeast Asian Refugees Face Deportation After Decades-Old Convictions (11/7/2023, KQED)



1st Cambodian American Mayor in U.S. Takes Office (1/25/2022, Asian Fortune News)

St. Paul Hmong leader chosen for Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans (2/3/2022, Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

Minnesotan KaYing Yang joins President Joe Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans (2/3/2022, Sahan Journal)

Biden administration lifts what critics call ‘backdoor immigration ban’ on Laos (2/8/2022, NBC News)

U.S. lifts visa sanctions on Laos. What this means for Fresno’s Hmong, Laotian communities (2/10/2022, Fresno Bee)

Guest editorial: US lifts visa sanctions on Laos (2/11/2022, Orange County Breeze)

Biden Administration Lifts Immigration Ban on Laos (2/13/2022, Documented NY)

Civil-rights group condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (3/2/2022, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Organizations, Community Leaders, Address First Anniversary of the Atlanta Spa Shootings (3/16/2022, AsAm News)

1 Year After Atlanta Spa Shootings, Asian American Women Still Face Hate And Violence (3/16/2022, Huffington Post)

The Stop Asian Hate movement is at a crossroads (3/17/2022, Vox)

The woman confronting the US prison-to-deportation pipeline (3/31/2022, Al-Jazeera)

One Family’s Struggle to Get Mental Health Care Highlights a Problem Many Asian Americans Still Face (4/27/2022, Sampan Newspaper)

5 Reasons Historic Supreme Court Vote Affects Asian Americans (4/28/2022, Asian Fortune News)

Disaggregation is essential to achieve data justice for Asian Americans (5/2/2022, Prism)

AAPI Action: 100 ways Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and allies have found solutions to racism and violence (5/2/2022, NBC News)

Redefining Asian America (5/15/2022, Axios)

Preventing ‘double punishment’: Inside the campaign to end California’s prison-to-deportation pipeline (5/18/2022, The Yappie)

Congress Resolution Fosters Mental Health for Asian Americans (5/19/2022, Asian Fortune News)

SEARAC endorses AANHPI history bill (5/25/2022, OC Breeze)

Amid a Weekend of Demonstrations, Asian Americans Will Have Their First National Rally (6/24/2022, Bloomberg)

Advocates turn to Congress in bid to limit deportation of Southeast Asian refugees (10/17/2022, The Yappie)



AAPI leaders praise order on discrimination but say Biden needs to do more to “prioritize” community (1/26/2021, Axios)

Immigration reform bill could allow Southeast Asian American deportees to return (1/27/2021, NBC News)

Queens lawmaker calls for government to translate COVID-19 materials into multiple languages (2/23/2021, QNS)

N.Y., Calif. lawmakers promise resources, protection in wake of attacks on Asian seniors (2/23/2021, NBC News)

Tackling the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Soaring Across America (2/25/2021, The Crime Report)

Ignoring The History Of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form Of Violence (3/1/2021, ELLE)

Congress must act to pass a fully inclusive immigration bill (3/2/2021, Asian American Press)

Asian American Activists Like Biden’s Change in Tone Amid Wave of Violence—but Want Action (3/8/2021, The Daily Beast)

ICE just deported a plane full of Vietnamese immigrants while no one was looking (3/17/2021, The American Independent)

Latest ethnic studies plan sets the right tone for the future (3/17/2021, CalMatters)

Why hate crime data can’t capture the true scope of anti-Asian violence (3/17/2021 , CNN)

How you can support Asian American communities right now (3/17/2021, Nylon)

Puget Sound groups come together to help end violence targeting Asian Americans (3/19/2021, KOMO News)

Organizations to Support in the Fight Against Asian Hate Harper’s (3/22/2021, Bazaar)

Civil Rights groups’ solidarity statement on hate crimes against Asian community (3/23/2021, Asian American Press)

Deporting Asian refugees, activists say, is anti-Asian violence – and removals are up (3/27/2021, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Still reeling from Trump-era policies, groups demand Biden address deportation, refugees (3/29/2021, NBC News)

Asian American groups fighting for immigration reform decry ‘no transparency under Biden’ (3/29/2021, Yahoo News)

After Atlanta-area attacks, Asian communities reckon with mental health crises (3/31/2021, LA Times)

Còn nhiều người chần chừ không chích ngừa COVID-19 (4/2/2021, Nguoi Viet Daily News)

Mainstream media fell short in Atlanta shooting coverage, activists say (4/5/2021, USC Center for Health Journalism)

45 years later, Southeast Asian Americans face uphill battle in mental health care (4/16/2021, The Yappie)

Limited English Skills Can Mean Limited Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine (4/30/2021, Slate)

No excuses: COVID-19 data must separate out Hmong American cases (5/3/2021, MinnPost)

Mental health programs often fail at meeting Southeast Asian American needs (5/4/2021, Prism)

The inadequacy of the term “Asian American” (5/5/2021, Vox)

We speak about Asian Americans as a single block. Here’s how incredibly complex they are (5/6/2021, CNN)

3 Lessons We Can All Learn from AAPI Entrepreneurs (6/2/2021, Inc.)

Rally at state capitol aimed at stopping deportation of Vietnamese war refugee (6/2/2021, Sacramento News & Review)

Advocacy Groups Gather At Capitol To Protest Deportation Of Vietnamese Refugee (6/4/2021, Capital Public Radio)

Advocates rally for Vietnamese refugee in Oakland poised to be deported by ICE (6/4/2021, KTVU)

The Southeast Asian Immigrant Experience: SEARAC (7/14/2021, Latina Republic)

I Am A (Southeast) Asian American Woman (7/14/2021, Reappropriate)

Hmong Americans are often obscured by model minority myth. Why Suni Lee’s win means so much. (7/30/2021, NBC News)

A Vietnamese Man’s Life in US Transformed But on Hold (8/8/2021, Voice of America)

Biden and Harris meet with AAPI leaders, discuss new messaging around COVID-19, among other issues (8/8/2021, AL DÍA)

Refugee who fought fires in California prison ordered deported to a country he’s never been to (8/10/2021, SF Chronicle)

Vietnamese American refugees who witnessed fall of Saigon urge U.S. to accept more Afghans (8/18/2021, NBC News)

Exploring The Parallels Between The Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis And The Current Situation In Afghanistan (8/26/2021, WUWM)

There’s a way to resettle Afghan refugees in the U.S. if we have the will (8/27/2021, Prism)

As Afghan refugees arrive in the U.S., Southeast Asian American advocates urge more support (9/3/2021, PBS NewsHour)

‘We were them:’ Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees (9/20/2021, Associated Press)