July 2021 Newsletter
Immigrants Rising’s Response to the Texas Judge’s Ruling on DACA
On July 16, 2021, a Texas judge issued a ruling partially ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We feel the pain and frustration that comes from our community, and we are redoubling our commitment to support the undocumented community, with or without DACA, to achieve their educational and career goals.
In response to the new DACA ruling, we’ve prepared some next steps that you can take:
- Read and share our latest updates on DACA.
- Catch us on Instagram LIVE. Our next live conversation will be on Monday, August 2 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET with our partner organization NAKASEC.
- Take Action with NAKASEC to demand that Congress and the White House take decisive action to create a pathway to citizenship.
Up To $10,000 to Spark Your Entrepreneurship Dreams!
Through California Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED) Funding, we are offering $5,000 to $10,000 one-time grants to undocumented entrepreneurs in California. Sign up to our entrepreneurship listserv to be the first to get notified when the SEED Grant application goes live.
Wellness Support Groups Starting in August
We’re excited to announce our next cohort of Wellness Support Groups starting in August! Each support group is led by a trained mental health provider or registered clinician with the goal of creating a safe, confidential space where participants can stay grounded and connected to community. Learn more about our upcoming support groups here.
Guide for Undocumented Individuals Traveling in the U.S.
Have questions about traveling in the U.S. with or without DACA? Our latest guide shares some tips on how you can safely travel whether you’re traveling for work, family, or vacation. Check it out here.
“It took me more than a decade to share my story. It’s important that we highlight the intersectionality of being both Black and undocumented, because of the way Black immigrants are disproportionately impacted by this immigration system.”
Immigrants Rising community members Denea Joseph and Ju Hong join KQED to share how the new DACA ruling affects DACA recipients and why it’s important to have a more permanent pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Read Story