DACA Updates

Categories: General Announcements, Services

December 3, 2018

On December 1st, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (who is currently vying to secure her second term as speaker of the House during the upcoming congressional session) vowed to pass legislation that would allow Dreamers a pathway to citizenship (e.g.

Asylum Update

Categories: General Announcements

November 20, 2018

On November 19, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a nationwide temporary restraining order that blocks the government from carrying out Trump’s presidential order banning those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without papers from seeking asylum unless they wait at ports of entry.…

Dreams Don’t Have a Due Date

Categories: General Announcements

Lorenza is a single mom who believes no dream is too big to accomplish. Like many migrants arriving today, Lorenza came to the United States escaping violence and in search for a better life. After 11 years of working twelve-hour shifts, she was finally able to go back to school.…

Gratitude Brings out the Fullness of Life

Categories: General Announcements

This year, we asked Immigrants Rising family members to share what they’re grateful for this year. Click on each person’s image to read their message.

We give thanks for the enormous contributions of immigrants.

“Little is more extraordinary than the decision to immigrate,” wrote John F.…

“WAKING DREAM” Premieres on 11/13

Categories: General Announcements

Join Immigrants Rising, the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), the Dreamer Fund, and iNation Media to celebrate the launch of WAKING DREAM, a six-episode web series that follows the journey of six undocumented youths as they sit in limbo between deportation and a roadmap to citizenship.…

Teach students how to fight back against Trump’s cruel “public charge” regulation

Categories: General Announcements

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new rule, immigrants who do not speak English, earn low wages, do not have a stable job, have a medical condition or access public benefits could be prohibited from having a permanent future in the United States.…

32 Colleges to Expand Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

California Campus Catalyst Fund Will Support Resource Centers, Legal Services, and Other Programs

We are proud to oversee and administer the California Campus Catalyst Fund to create and expand programs to support undocumented immigrants and their families.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is a three-year initiative founded by educators, funders, and advocates to increase support at campuses representing the state’s three public higher education segments: California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California.…

Introducing our 2018 Scholars

Categories: Financial Support, General Announcements

This year we invited eight extraordinary students to be part of our Scholars Program (formerly known as the New American Scholars Program). These scholars have demonstrated resilience and determination in pursuing higher education despite extraordinary obstacles and adversity. Their areas of study are Marketing, Ethnic Studies, Business Administration, Neurobiology, Physical Therapy, Theater, Mathematics, and Geotechnical Engineering.…

Public Charge Update

Categories: General Announcements

This weekend, the Trump Administration announced a proposal to change a 100+ year-old immigration rule that, if implemented, would punish immigrant families for accessing essential nutrition, housing, and medical care programs.

Our country works best when families—especially children—are well supported, yet the new Trump “public charge” regulation seeks to undermine this by forcing families to choose between health or nutrition programs or their chances to obtain a green card.…