South Asian American Policy & Research Institute

Empowering Communities For A Better Tomorrow

South Asian Americans

The growing significance of our community


SAAPRI conducts critical research and advances public policy.


SAAPRI hosts public events and educates diverse audiences.


Shubra Ohri Featured in India Abroad

Click here to read India Abroad’s December 12, 2014 story “Brown Hands Up Too” by reporter Arthur Pais about South Asian Americans joining movements against police brutality, featuring an interview of Shubra Ohri, SAAPRI’s pro bono legal consultant. Shubra has assisted SAAPRI in many initiatives, including our efforts to prevent violence against South Asians working […]

Report: Illinois Embraces Election Day Registration

UPDATE: On December 3, 2014, the General Assembly passed SB 172, a sweeping voting rights bill that allows voters to register and vote on Election Day, expands early voting, offers Grace Period Registration on university campuses, and modernizes our registration processes. Click here and here for more details. We celebrate this victory and congratulate all […]

India Abroad Reports on Undocumented South Asians in IL & SAAPRI’s Outreach

Click here to read India Abroad’s November 28, 2014 story by reporter Arthur Pais about undocumented South Asian Americans in Illinois and SAAPRI’s DACA outreach in collaboration with Indo-American Center, Apna Ghar, and Chicago Desi Youth Rising. Click here for more information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi was also quoted […]

November 25 at UIC: DACA & Education Resources for South Asians

Click here for more information and here for the Facebook event. SAAPRI is proud to partner with Indo-American Center, Apna Ghar, & Chicago Desi Youth Rising on this initiative. Contact us if you would like us to host a similar event at a religious institution, community center, or other location near you. UPDATE: We are […]