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.