Join community organizers and family members impacted by deportation for a conversation on the unfolding crisis in the Southeast Asian communities. Learn how to become an ally and conduct immigration screening for people at risk of deportation. Currently, over 16,000 Southeast Asians have received final orders of removal and are in danger of being deported this year. In April 2018, 43 Cambodians, many of whom came to the U.S. as refugees in their teenage years and were granted lawful permanent residency, became the largest group of Cambodians removed in just one day.
This event hopes to empower impacted community members by centering their experiences and highlighting ways to support. We will open the space up with a timeline of Southeast Asian deportation as a way to contextualize the conversation moving forward. We will then go into an interactive activity to not only listen to but also participate in conversations about Southeast Asian deportation—general felt and lived experiences, its widespread effects on the community, and ways to support impacted families.
Following the conversation, there will be an Intake 101 training for those who wish to support impacted Southeast Asian community members and families at-risk of detention and deportation.
Food will be provided.
For more information: From Then to Now: Community Conversation on SEA Deportations