Among the 11 million undocumented people living in this country are South Asians, including those from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Many are students who seek to go to college, spend time with friends and family, and pursue their professional interests. In fact, there were approximately 240,000 undocumented Indians in 2011 alone, making India the seventh highest country of origin for undocumented individuals in the United States. If you are undocumented and South Asian, you might be eligible for assistance under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
I want to tell you about a new initiative here at SAALT:the Sustainer’s Circle
Before I step down at the end of 2013, I am hoping to bring 100 supporters, donating at a level of $500 or more, into this circle – people who want to ensure that South Asian communities are a critical presence at policy-making tables for years to come. People like you. Thank you for supporting inspired leadership, progressive policy, and dynamic partnerships, one person at a time.
I hope I can count on you!
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