VAWA Update

Categories: General Announcements

January 3, 2019

On December 21, 2018 VAWA expired at midnight due to the government shut down resulting in temporary funding cut off for programs that help victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse and stalking.

Grants already awarded under the law will not be affected by the lapse in its authorization, but the shutdown will delay payment requests from VAWA-funded programs.…

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Our Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship Lists

Categories: General Announcements, Services

Scholarships are essential for many undocumented students to pay for higher education, especially students who do not qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid. Undocumented students pursuing higher education need to know that scholarships are available to them—regardless of their immigration status.…

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: California Campus Catalyst Fund, 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.…