Author: Ashwini Anburajan

Bio: Ashwini Anburajan is Founder and CEO of a Social Data Collective, a private data marketplace that allows consumers to access, control and monetize their data. Social Data Collective allows consumers to trade data from a variety of sources for high quality products and services offered by brand partners. She was previously Director of Partner Development at Buzzfeed, and at Outcast prior to that. She has created cutting edge thought leadership and has advised some of the largest names in media on their social publishing strategy, including USA Today, New York Times, Hearst and CondeNast.


Deporting the Lowest-Level Immigrant Offenders

Posted on: 19 Apr 2011

Newly released data from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement reaffirms that the majority of deportees since 2008 have been people with no criminal background or those guilty of minor offenses.

Immigration Reform Could Ease Our Budget Woes

Posted on: 05 Apr 2011

Aswini Anburajan believes if the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. obtained legal status their taxes would help ease the budget crisis.

What South Asian Immigrants and the Rest of the World Are Watching

Posted on: 30 Mar 2011

The Cricket World Cup–Think the Red Sox versus the Yankees at the World Series Final and then multiply that by a billion.

Immigrant Youth ‘Come Out’ As Undocumented, Push For Dream Act

Posted on: 21 Mar 2011

A dozen young people publicly announced themselves to be undocumented Americans at a rally in New York’s Union Square on Friday.

Border Violence Against Immigrants Raises Questions

Posted on: 08 Mar 2011

Read Aswini Anburajan’s post about a gruesome series by ‘TheDaily’ on violence against immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Utah Lawmakers Say ‘Don’t Call Us Arizona’

Posted on: 07 Mar 2011

Feet in Two Worlds Reporter Aswini Anburajan is guest blogging at The American Prospect this week. We’ll be linking to her posts as they roll out.

Reflections of an Indian-American Daughter: Amy Chua, Tiger Moms, and Raising the Perfect Kid

Posted on: 25 Jan 2011

Aswini Anburajan’s Indian immigrant parents set high standards for her and her younger sister. One sister followed the rules, the other defied them, with surprising results for the entire family.

Reporter’s Notebook: Conn. Priest Shows How to Earn the Trust of an Immigrant Community

Posted on: 28 Aug 2009

FI2W reporter Aswini Anburajan produced a radio piece for NPR’s Latino USA on Father James Manship, a Roman Catholic priest in New Haven, Conn., who teaches his immigrant parishioners how to stand up for their civil rights, and who has been in the news in the past for being arrested in a confrontation with local […]

Cleared Of Charges, Conn. Priest Accuses Police of Racial Profiling and Harassment Against Hispanics

Posted on: 02 Apr 2009

By Aswini Anburajan, FI2W reporter No sooner had prosecutors in Connecticut dropped charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with police activity against Rev. James Manship, than the Roman Catholic priest announced a campaign to have federal authorities look into charges of racial profiling and harassment of Hispanics by East Haven, Ct. police. On the night […]

Connecticut Back in Crosshairs of Immigration Debate: Priest Arrested For Videotaping Police

Posted on: 06 Mar 2009

Father James Manship of St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church in New Haven, Conn. pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with police. Father Manship was arrested by police in nearby East Haven after videotaping town police officers who he claims have been harassing Latino immigrants for a period of several […]