What's New

May 13

Washington, DC - Last week, SEARAC Operations Manager and community advocate Lundy Khoy received an official Governor's Pardon from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The pardon recognizes Lundy's "commitment to good citizenship" in the fifteen years since her conviction and her fierce advocacy for humane immigration laws. The "simple pardon" does not erase her criminal record, but it may help her reopen her immigration case and eventually cancel her deportation order. 

Apr 29

Washington, DC -  Today, Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7) introduced H. Res. 708, expressing Congressional support for comprehensive immigration reform that would remove unnecessary barriers to legal immigration and repeal 20-year-old laws that have criminalized millions of immigrants. The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) joins the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), 31 original Congressional co-sponsors, and 85 supporting organizations to applaud Rep. Grijalva's leadership in standing up against unjust policies that have disproportionately impacted immigrant and refugee communities for so long.

Apr 19

Washington, DC -- Asians Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) Beyond Bars, a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations, community leaders, and directly impacted individuals, joins 39 organizations in an effort to improve the lives of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people.

Apr 18

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court began oral arguments for United States v. Texas, a lawsuit challenging the legality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration that would provide deportation protection for millions of undocumented individuals and the parents of lawful permanent residents and U.S. citizens.

Apr 13

Yesterday the California Assembly Health Committee voted 13 to 3 with 3 abstentions to advance the Accounting for Education & Health in API Demographics (AHEAD) Act (AB 1726). 

Apr 8

Join us in Sacramento on April 12 to show your support for AB 1726, the AHEAD Act!