In the Media
"The easiest way refugees and asylum seekers can get started navigating the professional licensing process is to turn to their local nonprofit organizations."
Ventura County Community College District joins Undocumented Student Action Week, a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges and its partners—including Immigrants Rising.
Casandra Morales, a student at Southwestern College and Catalyst Fund Fellow at Immigrants Rising, has found her passion and voice by becoming involved at the Southwestern College Dreamer Center.
Bakersfield College joins Undocumented Student Action Week, a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges and its partners—including Immigrants Rising.
Immigrants Rising is proud to be selected by the Northgate González Market's JUNTOS honoree Michelle Díaz. Northgate González Market's “JUNTOS” campaign celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring community and business leaders and donating $40,000 to nonprofits in Southern California.
"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.