Our personal struggles as undocumented Asian Pacific Islander and our intersectional struggles with other communities ground our work. Through community education, mobilization, advocacy, and organizing, ASPIRE is building collective power with the undocumented community and allies to realize a society in which we are all treated humanely and justly.
ASPIRE has provided numerous workshops on the experiences of Asian Pacific Islander undocumented youth and Know Your Rights presentations on AB540, the CA Dream Act, the Federal DREAM Act, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DACA, and health resources for local colleges, high schools, and community based organizations.
ASPIRE engages the community to take action through collective effort to bring respect and dignity for all immigrants and people of color.
We have mobilized to stop deportations, brought to the forefront the inhumane treatment of people in detention, fight for health justice for undocumented people, and for equal treatment of undocumented youth in higher education.
ASPIRE have actively lobbied and presented their testimonies to urge elected officials, to support policies that broaden the rights and maximize the opportunities of undocumented immigrants at the city, state, and national level.
Some of the policies/programs we have advocated for include: CA Dream Act, Federal Dream Act, TRUST Act, a humane and just immigration reform, Healthy SF,deferred action for all(DACA/DAPA), andHealth4All(SB1005 in 2014/SB4 in 2015).
ASPIRE supports and empowers young people to advocate for themselves, their families, and their community.