This summer marked the first collaborative effort between the Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU) and Desis Rising up & Moving (DRUM). Founded in 2000, DRUM’s mission is to empower and organize South Asian New Yorkers.

On July 1, 2009, IPU staff attorney Meeta A. Patel visited DRUM to meet with the immigrants in need of IPU services. With the assistance of Urdu, Bengali and Hindi speaking translators, the Immigrant Protection Unit was able to provide comprehensive advice to this underserved South Asian community.