South Asians & Immigration

Wrapped up a teriffic event in Schaumburg today geared at hearing from the South Asian community on immigration. Folks spoke about local issues specific to Chicago’s South Asian community including Neha Gill, executive director of Apna Ghar and Lakshmi Lakshmanan, an immigration attorney. On the federal level Manar Waheed, policy director at South Asian Americans Leading Together tackled profiling, secure communities and a variety of other policy initiatives that disproportionately affect South Asians. Campaign Manager at Advancing Justice-Chicago Reema Ahmad rounded out the panel addressing state-level solutions and civic engagement. Overall, a great turnout and a clear interest from the community in continuing the conversation.