What's New

Mar 17

H.R 1148
Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up what immigration advocates are calling the Comprehensive Mass Deportation bill, formerly known as the SAFE Act (and now called H.R. 1148: The Michael Davis Jr., in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act). H.R. 1148 would create a police state for immigrants and turn state and local law enforcement officers into deportation agents against their own communities. 

Mar 16

As part of our year-long commemoration of 40 years of the Southeast Asian American experience, we are launching a 40 & Forward blog to reflect on our past and explore our future through stories, photography, poetry, and historical analysis. Join us in commemorating this 40 year history and submit your stories.

Mar 13

Please join us on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC for a cocktail reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Southeast Asian diaspora in the United States. 

Mar 11

In an official news release this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed that it had raided homes and workplaces over a five day period and rounded up 2,059 immigrants who had already served their time for previous criminal convictions.

Mar 5

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 and the beginning of the Southeast Asian diaspora in the United States. SEARAC is commemorating this anniversary with a year-long campaign with the theme 40 & Forward: Southeast Asian Americans Rooted and Rising. Read more


Mar 3

SEARAC opposes Rep. Kline's version of the ESEA and urges all Congressional members to do what is right for our great nation and decline the Kline bill in favor of legislation that serves all of our students and provides each and every child the opportunity to truly succeed.

Feb 12

Washington, DC - Last week, the U.S. Department of Education concluded its request for public comments on proposed regulations for teacher preparation programs. SEARAC submitted recommendations for teacher preparation programs to better meet the needs of our diverse students, especially Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students. 

Feb 11
Bob Dahm/Education Week

SEARAC's article on ELLs and subgroups published in ED Week in print and online.

Feb 6

Washington, DC - The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applauds the All Students Count Act, proposed legislation that calls for our education data system to catch up to the diverse realities of our students. This week, both Representative Mike Honda (D-CA-17) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced House and Senate versions of the All Students Count Act (H.R. 717 and S. 389), which would require annual state report cards to use the same race categories as the decennial Census and provide additional cross-tabulations of student outcomes by gender, disability, and English language proficiency.

Jan 28

SEARAC's Leadership and Advocacy Training has been moved to June. The application deadline is now moved from February 2 to February 9, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Stay tuned for updates, and reach out to Souvan at souvan@searac.org with any questions.