This Is What Job Hunting While Undocumented Can Be Like

Categories: In the Media, Resources

Iliana Perez, a DACA recipient and director of research and entrepreneurship at the San Francisco-based organization Immigrants Rising, wrote a comprehensive guide on life after college for undocumented students. Perez said the biggest challenge she sees with being an undocumented independent contractor is developing an entrepreneurial mindset for creating income-generation opportunities.

“Inclusivity Poster” to Create Welcoming Spaces for All Students

Categories: General Announcements, Resources

Our country’s future depends on young people. Giving all of us an inclusive and welcoming environment will lead to a stronger, more vibrant tomorrow for everyone.

The ongoing anti-immigrant and xenophobic narratives that permeate our country have negatively impacted the way immigrant students experience life in the United States.…

DACA Updates

Categories: General Announcements, Services

June 28, 2019

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case on DACA to determine the future of the program. A decision in the case will come sometime January-June 2020.

We remain encouraged by the victories in three lower courts and hope that the Supreme Court will also decide to protect the DACA program.…

New Report on Undocumented Students at CA Community Colleges

Categories: General Announcements, Resources

Expanding institutional support for undocumented immigrants ensures that California’s public higher education system will remain a beacon of hope and opportunity for all.

We’re excited to share our groundbreaking statewide landscape analysis of the California Community Colleges (CCC) resulting in the CCC Dreamers Project Report: Strengthening Institutional Practices To Support Undocumented Student Success.…

2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series Starts January 31st

Categories: General Announcements, Services

We’re excited to announce the schedule for our 2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series!

The Entrepreneurship Webinar Series was created to inform immigrants—regardless of status—about alternatives to employment through entrepreneurship. To date, we have held 8 webinars that cover topics including “Working for Yourself”, “Credit and Financial Capital”, “Choosing a Business Structure”, and “Financing/Bootstrapping Your Business”.…

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.…

Helping students figure out if they qualify for in-state tuition

Categories: General Announcements, Services

“Getting in-state tuition helps me become a normal student. I get to be a student who goes to classes and worries about homework not just about money.” — Izabela Menga, Fellow and Scholar

Students can quickly find out whether they’re eligible for in-state tuition at California colleges and universities through our new In-State Tuition Tool.…

Now Accepting Presentation Requests

Categories: General Announcements, Services

Help students make decisions based on potential, not perceived limits.

Immigrants Rising offers in-person and online presentations about the opportunities available for undocumented young people to go to college and pursue careers. Our presentations cover immigration law and policy, college access, financial aid, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship.…