Indian American IMPACT launches essay contest to empower South Asian DREAMers

The contest is open to South Asian DREAMers (both documented and undocumented). Their essay should convey how their status as a Dreamer has affected their life, goals, and give a view of what citizenship in America means

Indian American IMPACT launches essay contest to empower South Asian DREAMers
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The Indian American Impact project, known as IMPACT, recently launched an essay contest to highlight issues faced by the South Asian community in America. The ‘We are Home’ essay contest aims to bring to light the uncertainty of status, threat of deportation, and limited opportunities for employment, scholarships and financial aid that the community of over 25,000 South Asians face.

In recent years, the term DREAMer has emerged as a way to describe undocumented, DACAmented, or documented immigrants who grew up in the US as children but do not have a path to citizenship. In spite of growing up in the United States and largely identifying as Americans, thousands of South Asian DREAMers face numerous obstacles, including uncertainty over their status.