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ASPIRE provides a space for undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant youth community to discuss their issues and develop their leadership and advocacy skills for immigrants’ rights.

What we do:

MOBILIZE! ASPIRE has regular bi-weekly meetings that provide a safe space for undocumented API youth to talk about their issues and train youth to become advocates for immigrant rights.

EDUCATE! ASPIRE has provided numerous Know Your Rights presentations on AB540, the CA Dream Act, and the Federal Dream Act for local colleges, high schools, and Community Based Organizations.

ADVOCATE! ASPIRE youth have actively lobbied and presented their testimonies to urge elected officials, to support policies that broaden the rights and maximize the opportunities of undocumented youth at the city, state, and national level.

Mission: 

We are the first Pan-Asian undocumented immigrant led group in the country housed under Asian Law Caucus based in San Francisco Bay Area. ASPIRE’s work is grounded in our personal experience of being undocumented and Asian Pacific Islander. We are part of the 1.5 million undocumented Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States who brings visibility to our unique issues through sharing our personal stories—stories that have gone invisible for too long. We continue to challenge the hegemonic view of immigration and fight to end inhumane deportations that separate families through legislative visits, community education, and non-violent direct actions. Moreover, ASPIRE supports and empowers young people to advocate for themselves, their families, and their community. Our goal is to help create a society in which immigrants and people of color can live with dignity and respect.

For more information, visit our website. And, visit our Facebook page here

Resources

ASPIRE Brochure

Educators for Fair Consideration and Mission Graduates: Scholarships that Don’t Require Social Security Numbers for Bay Area Immigrant Students

ILRC: Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

NAKASEC Access to Public Education Guide

USC Center for Higher Education and Policy Analysis: The College and Financial Aid Guide for AB 540 Undocumented Immigrant Students

Organizations

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA), California DREAM Network

DreamActivist

Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Legal Services for Children

San Francisco Immigrant and Legal Education Network (SFILEN)

 

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