In September of 2020, SAAPRI’s work was mentioned in Chicago Council for Global Affairs Report titled “A global welcome: Metro Chicago’s approach to immigrant inclusion.” In Chapter 3 titled “The ‘Most Immigrant Friendly City,'” under “Chicago’s Institutional Partners for Immigrant Integration and Inclusion,” SAAPRI and its focus on advocacy is mentioned.
Other organizations in the Chicago metro area, such as the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI) and the Latino Policy Forum, are focused on advocacy. Such organizations use research to formulate equitable and socially responsible policy recommendations. Through research and data analysis, issues of concern and policy proposals may be brought to public officials at the local, state, and national levels. Policy-research organizations also work to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and strengthen community leadership (see “Voices on immigration: Illinois State Senator Ram Villivalam”).
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