SAAPRI in the Media

SAAPRI Featured in Medill Reports Chicago Article on Asian American Political Power

Click here to read an article about the role of Asian Americans in politics, Asian American civic engagement and political participation, and community organizations’ work around these issues. SAAPRI’s work around GOTV initiatives is featured in the piece.

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Chicago South Asian Deferred Action Coalition Disappointed by DACA+/DAPA Supreme Court Decision

  INACTION BY COURTS, CONGRESS TO PROTECT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES MUST BE COUNTERED WITH COMMUNITY ACTIVISM AND ELECTORAL ENGAGEMENT Chicago, IL – As a result of a deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court, vital immigration relief for millions of immigrant families remains blocked…

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SAAPRI and Advancing Justice | Chicago Condemn Hate Crime Against Sikh Man

SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN POLICY AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SAAPRI) AND ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE | CHICAGO CONDEMN HATE-FUELED ATTACK ON SIKH MAN IN CHICAGO SUBURB Chicago, IL – South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice…

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SAAPRI Calls for Improved Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Many community-based initiatives risk being eliminated due to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts. Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think Tank (ADOPT) is one of these initiatives. Without adequate funding, mainstream disability service providers rarely reach Asian American community…

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SAAPRI Discusses Immigration at BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir

Serving as the Chief Guest of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir’s 8th Annual Women Conference, SAAPRI executive director Ami Gandhi addressed immigration, deferred action for undocumented individuals, and work authorization of H-4 visa holders to over 500 conference attendees in Bartlett,…

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Combating Racism & Hate: Event at Cornell University

SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi will be visiting Cornell University to discuss the prevention of hate crimes in the Midwest and beyond. DATE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 PM LOCATION: Myron Taylor Hall, Room 182, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY…

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SAAPRI’s Harish Patel Featured in WBEZ Post-Election Analysis

Just after the polls closed following the 2015 Chicago elections, SAAPRI’s Civic Engagement Fellow Harish I. Patel joined WBEZ’s post-election coverage to discuss the South Asian American community’s concerns this election season – including immigrant integration, small business ownership, language…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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