Resources and Fact Sheets

Resources: Pow­er, Pain, Poten­tial: South Asian Amer­i­cans at the Fore­front of Growth and Hate in the 2016 Elec­tion Cycle (2017) Com­mu­ni­ty Guide on Hate Crimes (2016) Cur­rent Sta­tus of Immi­gra­tion Pol­i­cy (2016) A Demo­graph­ic Snap­shot of South Asians in The … Con­tin­ue read­ing

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

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 … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Resources and Fact Sheets

Resources: UPDATED Demo­graph­ic Snap­shot of South Asians in the Unit­ed States (2019) Com­mu­ni­ty Guide to Advo­ca­cy for Legal Immi­gra­tion Reform (2018) Com­mu­ni­ty Guide on H‑4 EAD Rescis­sion (2018) Com­mu­ni­ty Guide on South Asian Pover­ty and Pub­lic Charge (2018) Fact Sheet … Con­tin­ue read­ing

SAALT’s South Asian Guide to Giving

Wash­ing­ton, DC., May 2020: The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic is exac­er­bat­ing the inequities we’ve known for cen­turies. As mem­bers of the South Asian Amer­i­can dias­po­ra, we are unfor­tu­nate­ly well-aware of the effects of dis­crim­i­na­to­ry ide­olo­gies; our com­mu­ni­ty remains one of its biggest tar­gets, … Con­tin­ue read­ing


Since the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic hit, East Asian allies and those racial­ized as East Asian have expe­ri­enced a spike in hate vio­lence and dis­crim­i­na­tion. Our AAPI part­ners, OCA, Nation­al Coun­cil of Asian Pacif­ic Amer­i­cans, Chi­nese for Affir­ma­tive Action and Asian Pacif­ic … Con­tin­ue read­ing

COVID-19 Resources for South Asian Americans

We know that COVID-19 is most dan­ger­ous to the elder­ly and those who are immuno-com­pro­mised.  We also know that peo­ple who are eco­nom­i­cal­ly, racial­ly, and geo­graph­i­cal­ly mar­gin­al­ized, are being made even more vul­ner­a­ble because of this pan­dem­ic. This web­page com­piles … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Rapid Response Network

With the prospect of more vio­lence tar­get­ing South Asian and oth­er immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties across the U.S., SAALT and Mus­lims for Just Futures  joint­ly formed the South Asian Rapid Response Net­work (SARR). Through this net­work, you can: Sign up to be an … Con­tin­ue read­ing

South Asian Legal Aid Network

SALAN is on hia­tus for the moment; please check back for more infor­ma­tion. Net­work Sign Up Form Deten­tion and depor­ta­tion is impact­ing South Asians more than ever. Between Octo­ber 2014 and April 2018, Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion (CBP) arrest­ed over 17,000 … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Resources for Detained Immigrants & Their Allies

REPORT ABUSE IN DETENION If some­one you know is detained in an immi­gra­tion facil­i­ty in the U.S. and expe­ri­enc­ing harm, abuse, neglect, legal chal­lenges, etc. you can direct­ly con­tact The Office of the Immi­gra­tion Deten­tion Ombuds­man (OIDO) on their behalf. OIDO … Con­tin­ue read­ing