November 2019 Newsletter

Stories of #UndocuHustle, Heartbreak and Humor

On November 8th, Immigrants Rising family members gathered in San Francisco for “STILL WE RISE: An Evening of Revelation and Revelry.” Watch videos of these brilliant undocumented storytellers sharing their stories of hustle, heartbreak, and humor. Learn More

Photo Credit: Theo Rigby

dACA at the Supreme Court

On November 12th, SCOTUS heard oral arguments from both sides about DACA. The court will review whether the Trump Administration can end DACA. While there is no exact date for the Supreme Court decision, legal experts expect the decision to come in spring 2020, and no later than the end of June. We remain encouraged by the strength of the undocumented youth movement and committed to fighting alongside the undocumented young people. Learn More

This Month’s Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grant Winner

Congratulations to Juan Deoses, who’ll receive support for his entrepreneurial project Centro Familiar, which provides quality mental health services to undocumented children and families who otherwise wouldn’t have access to professional services. Every month we award up to $2,000 short-term, non-renewable funding through our Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grants. Learn More


Asset Protection for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the US
With DACA in limbo and immigration policies ever-changing, it’s never too early to create a plan to protect yourself and your business in case of an immigration emergency. These resources offer practical information and legal tools to help you plan ahead and give you peace of mind. Learn More

Community Stories

Photo Credit: Karen Hernandez

“I eventually want to have kids and I couldn’t see that happening in the States.”

Karen Hernandez, Immigrants Rising Scholar, shares her and her husband’s decision to move to Canada. She worried that DACA could vanish and she would be without a work permit, or that her husband, who is undocumented and from Mexico, might face deportation. Learn More