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.