Idli & Immigration: Strategy Session

Idli & Immigration: Strategy Session

Idli & Immigration: Strategy Session

Chicago Public Library – Northtown Branch
6435 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

We know the facts.
Nearly 70% of South Asian Americans in Illinois are immigrants.
Indian Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the Midwest.
67% of Indian Americans think that visa backlogs are a serious problem.
Children from Punjab and Gujarat are held in detention facilities in the Chicago area.
Growing numbers of undocumented youth from India and Pakistan are eligible for relief through DACA, but relatively few are applying.
All our families and businesses are affected by the immigration system.

What are concrete ways that South Asians can bring about change?
We’ve heard about local pro-immigrant efforts and President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration.
How can we hold government leaders accountable?
What can we do now to bring about fair and holistic changes to the immigration system?

Speakers Include:
Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Ami Gandhi, Executive Director of South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)
Chirayu Patel, DREAMer and SAAPRI Volunteer
Aditi Singh, SAAPRI Volunteer

Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is now closed.
Hosted By: SAAPRI & SAALT
Co-Sponsors: Indo-American Center, Apna Ghar, Indian American Bar Association-Chicago,
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago
& Chicago Desi Youth Rising
SAAPRI thanks Woods Fund of Chicago for its critical support of this event.
Contact us if you have questions or are interested in co-sponsoring this event. Click here for information about our 2013 event.