Category: In the Media
"I graduated in 2009 with a degree in math. I chose a subject that I thought would open opportunities here or in another country. Given that this was way before DACA, I definitely thought about leaving the country to pursue different opportunities." Listen to Iliana's new podcast with Rational Middle.
"The future is even less certain for those in a Dreamer’s orbit. 'They’re most concerned about the family members that they provided information about in order to apply,' said Katharine Gin, executive director of Immigrants Rising, whom Courthouse News spoke to in May about the mental toll on Dreamers awaiting the ruling."
“While this decision is certainly a win, DACA was never intended to be a long-term solution and the majority of undocumented youth today are not eligible for the protections and opportunities afforded by the DACA program. We urge Congress to pass immigration reform that will enable undocumented youth and their families to thrive in the United States,” wrote Katharine Gin, executive director at Immigrants Rising.
"Hundreds of people around the nation tuned in to listen to an important and urgent conversation about the intersections of being Black and undocumented in the United States as well as taking action to stop the ongoing dehumanization and terrorism of Black lives."
"Undocumented students, including students with DACA status, can also refer to a list of 2020 scholarships organized by deadline that was created by Immigrants Rising, a nonprofit that aims to support undocumented students. They are for prospective and current undergraduates and don't require proof of U.S. citizenship."
Iliana G. Perez, Director of Research and Entrepreneurship at Immigrants Rising, shares her insight on undocumented people thriving as CEOs and entrepreneurs in America’s workforce.
"Today, 11 million undocumented people live in a state of constant uncertainty and fear that they could be ripped from their lives and the people they love at any moment. And yet these aspiring Americans continue to work, live, learn and pursue their dreams—strengthening the communities and institutions they’re an integral part of."
Liliana Campos, Mental Health Advocate at Immigrants Rising and a member of the California Psychological Association’s Immigrant Task Force, shares how her personal story of being an undocumented immigrant has allowed her to connect and build trust with the communities she helps.