Immigrants Rising Provides Cash Assistance and Free Legal Screenings for Immigrant High School Students in San Francisco Bay Area

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tony Choi | | (201) 308-3934

Immigrants Rising Screening Over 120 Immigrant Students for Potential Immigration Remedies

(June 25, 2021 – San Francisco) – With eligibility for certain immigration remedies like Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) tied to stringent age requirements, it is essential for undocumented youth to learn about their potential immigration remedies as early as possible.

Immigrants Rising is providing $500 in cash assistance and legal screenings through its Immigration Legal Intake Service (ILIS) to more than 120 immigrant students in Alameda County and San Francisco. ILIS is a free, anonymous, and confidential service that communicates directly with those who complete the intake form. Since its launch in 2009, Immigrants Rising’s trusted ILIS has screened over 4,500 individuals for immigration remedies.

“As somebody who benefited from immigration screening, working directly with high school students to help them learn more about their immigration cases was a very rewarding experience,” commented Rocío Preciado, Leadership and Partners Manager at Immigrants Rising, “I also got to experience the level of care educators bring to the work they do every day, and the immense courage of young adults.”

“This organization is very good, it gives us information that helps us know more about our Immigration case!” said an anonymous Bay Area undocumented high school student, “Please continue to help more students.”

Immigrants Rising’s cash assistance and legal support for Bay Area immigrant high school students has been made possible through the generous support of the Stupski Foundation.

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.