On February 5th, 2019, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress, to which SAAPRI’s Co-Founder and Board Chair Ann Kalayil responded in the News India Times.
The whole crux of the speech and action was fixated on the wall. That symbolizes for me an anti-immigrant stance. For our [Indian community], it only takes something minor to get you out of status. There are Indians and South Asians in the groups comprising the Undocumented and Dreamers (those brought here as children by parents).Ann Kalayil, Co-Founder and Board Chair of SAAPRI
- Read more about South Asian American reactions to President Trump’s plan for the country in News India Times here