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Racial and Immigrant Justice Program

Racial & Immigrant Justice Program

The Racial & Immigrant Justice program wages campaigns at the local and national level to gain just immigration reforms and to end racial profiling through policy change.  Our members and leaders who are directly affected by detention, deportation, racial profiling, surveillance, and immigration enforcement lead the campaigns.  Based on the experiences of the past 14 years, […]

October 5, 2012
South Asian Workers Center

South Asian Workers Center

The South Asian Workers Center builds the leadership of and organizes low-wage workers in service industries, particularly immigrant women retail workers.  The center runs monthly clinics to win unpaid wages, workers rights, and better working conditions. Of the one million undocumented immigrants in New York City, South Asians and Asians make up the second highest […]

October 4, 2012


YouthPower! is a youth-led program that builds the leadership and power of low-income Desi youth in NYC to win educational and immigrant justice.  YouthPower! members are ages 13-21 and attend NYC public schools, public colleges, and/or are low-wage workers.  Through political education and campaign skills development, we seek to build a new generation of working […]

October 3, 2012
Global Justice Program

Global Justice Program

Global Justice Program DRUM brings the voices and issues of South Asian migrant workers and families in the U.S. to international mechanisms and to work directly with migrants from around the world facing similar human rights abuses.  Specifically, we work to end growing anti-immigrant enforcement regimes (detention, deportation, border militarization), win just trade and development […]

October 2, 2012
legal and community services

Legal & Community Services

SERVICES AND BENEFITS: Members of DRUM receive the following set of benefits: — Pro-bono legal representation and advice in immigration and labor law (see above) — Picture I.D. card — Translation for letters and court documents, with employers, school officials, etc — Referrals for services in housing, public benefits, domestic violence, health care, and job training — Computer training- basic […]

October 1, 2012