Sanam Malik is a Research Assistant for the Immigration Policy team at American Progress. She earned her B.A. in communications and sociology with minors in international and women’s studies from the University of South Florida. During her college years, Sanam worked as a manager for a low-income afterschool program through which she had the opportunity to work with immigrant children and families.

In her hometown of Tampa, Florida, she volunteered within her community spreading awareness of Islamaphobia and civil rights for American Muslims. Sanam was born in Pakistan, and her family came to America as immigrants when she was 7 years old.

By Sanam Malik
The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration EnforcementCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2017
The Harrowing Lives and Traumas of Central American RefugeesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2016
This Independence Day, Celebrate Religious Liberty for AllCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2016
More Work Is Needed to Increase DACA Applications from Asian American and Pacific Islander ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressJune 22, 2016
President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2016
Learning from the Past and Accepting RefugeesCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2016
When Public Figures Normalize HateCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2016
Turning Our Backs on the 14th AmendmentCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2015
The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger ProblemCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2015
Asian American and Pacific Islander VotersCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2015
The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants TodayCenter for American ProgressJune 10, 2015
Asian Immigrants in the United States TodayCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2015
DACA Helps Undocumented Students Access Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressApril 7, 2015