South Asian and Undocumented?

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.