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Ju Hong

Leadership Council, Scholar

"I've had DACA since 2012. I've been undocumented since 2001. And I'm 31 years old and I want to have peace of mind and live a normal life."

A Second Opinion

Creative Writing Class, Educator, Leadership Council, Staff

"I wanted to get a second opinion because I hoped the first attorney had overlooked something. Or maybe things had changed. I'm so happy that I did get a second opinion because I learned that I had a potential remedy through political asylum."

Julio Navarrete

Creative Writing Class, Educator, Leadership Council, Staff

"Immigrants Rising to me is a community that will welcome you with open arms and support you even through your most difficult moments."

Matt Alexander

Educator, Leadership Council, Partner

"Our students saw how power operates and how they could have a voice."

Krsna Avila

Creative Writing Class, Fellow, Leadership Council, Legal Services Team, Staff

"People can still succeed in their education and careers, despite all the negative policies around us."

Bob Birgeneau

Educator, Leadership Council, Partner

"Supporting undocumented students is a human rights issue, one that every decent American should believe in."

Tanya Broder

Donor/Supporter, Leadership Council, Partner

"Immigrant youth have rarely accepted ‘no’ for an answer."

Elena Chavez Quezada

Donor/Supporter, Leadership Council

"This community really is there for everyone, lifting each other up, and wholly accepting the challenges and strengths of each person."

Leslie Dorosin

Donor/Supporter, Leadership Council

"There are all these passionate, articulate young adults who are working toward a better world despite all the challenges put in front of them."