NBC News Cites SEARAC Data

In an article discussing the temporary restraining order against Cambodian re-detainment, NBC News cited SEARAC data in describing the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act.

Reporter Charles Lam writes:

“It also allowed for that new definition to be applied retroactively, resulting in more than 16,000 Southeast Asian Americans, many of whom were refugees fleeing the Vietnam War and Cambodian genocide, receiving orders of removal — 78 percent of which were based on old criminal records, according to the advocacy group Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.”

Read the full story here.