South Asian Dreamer Rishi Singh to Meet with President Obama

February 4, 2015

President Obama will be meeting with DREAMers today at the White House, including South Asian DREAMer and DRUM – South Asian Organizing Center Operations & Communications Coordinator Rishi Singh. You may remember Rishi from SAALT’s DACA Stories campaign, where he discussed the impact that DACA has had on his life:

“Prior to receiving DACA, I faced daily barriers of finding employment that pays a livable wage. I was forced to take jobs in construction or catering, where I was paid under the table and often under-compensated for my work. Having DACA status has given me access to better jobs so that I can pay for school. It has also motivated me to be a more vocal activist for undocumented youth in this country and connected me to groups like DRUM-South Asian Organizing Center, which has given me a place to discover community, find my voice, and join in advocacy efforts for undocumented youth, including immigration reform.”

To read more stories about how DACA has made a positive impact in the lives of South Asians, please click here.