May 2022 Newsletter

🌺 Use our #APAHM frames to celebrate & uplift undocuAPI leaders! 🌸

APAHM frame featuring Madison Villanueva

As we wrap up this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we hope that you can revisit Increasing Inclusivity for UndocuAPI Students on Your Campus, a resource our Higher Education team worked on with Siyue (Lena) Wang and Madison Villanueva of UPLIFT. Through this resource, we hope to raise awareness of undocuAPI experiences and encourage collective and institutional efforts for inclusion. Please share it with your network so that we can make an even greater impact for the students who need it.

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Our efforts to increase visibility and build power with our undocuAPI loved ones go beyond the month of May. In the face of heightened violence against our communities, we invite you to join us in supporting, uplifting, and empowering undocuAPIs.


SB 1141, which expands AB 540 so that more undocumented students can qualify for in-state tuition and financial aid in California, passed the California Senate and must now pass the California Assembly. We need your help in reaching the Assembly members for their support in the passage of this bill.

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📢 NEW! Intro to Entrepreneurship (Lesson Plan)

Use this lesson plan to introduce entrepreneurship as a valid income-generating opportunity for anyone, regardless of immigration status! This lesson plan can be used by anyone interested in facilitating an introductory workshop to help undocumented students jump start their entrepreneurial journey.

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🎙️ Projects Featuring UndocuAPI Voices

ImmigrAsians Podcast

Funded by the SEED initiative, the ImmigrAsians Podcast by Ju Hong captures the unique stories of Asian undocumented individuals living in the U.S.

A Revolutionary Love Letter - Soultree

A Revolutionary Love Letter invites Soultree for a conversation about what it means to be “well” under settler states as racialized, gendered, working migrants. Listen to Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Immigrantly Podcast

Immigrantly by Saadia Khan is an independent, WOC led, boundary-pushing, border-crossing podcast that gives diverse voices and stories a home.

Unheard Voices of UndocuAsians

The Unheard Voices of UndocuAsians project uplifts the overlooked experiences of undocumented Asian Americans in New York and Massachusetts.

COVER-AGE Film Poster

COVER/AGE by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo follows two immigrant leaders (one an elderly caregiver, the other a policy advocate) as they fight for the Health4All Movement to expand healthcare coverage for everyone in California.

Immigrant Hustle Spotlight

Immigrant Hustle Spotlight features undocumented and immigrant entrepreneurs from across the U.S.

Every week, over 10,000 people access information and resources through Immigrants Rising. Please consider MAKING A DONATION so we can continue supporting undocumented young people in achieving their educational and career goals and thriving in this country.

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