September 2020 Newsletter

Photo of a mural dedicated to George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
“Breonna Taylor & George Floyd, R.I.P.” by sniggie is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

In Solidarity With Breonna Taylor and #BlackLivesMatter

At Immigrants Rising, we are heartbroken by the lack of justice for Black lives. As an immigrant rights organization pursuing justice for all marginalized communities—including Black people—we commit to making sure that we do our part to recognize, reject, and reckon with the pervasive racism that continues to take Black lives. Read More

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DACA Updates

Following Trump Administration’s announcement on changes to the DACA program, USCIS recently announced details about how those changes are going to be implemented. Here’s what we know so far. Learn More

"DACA Updates"

"Searching for an Immigration Attorney to Join Our Team."

We’re Hiring! Seeking an Immigration Attorney to Join as Our Legal Services Manager

This position is ideal for a dynamic immigration attorney with knowledge of U.S. immigration law, passion for addressing legal immigration needs of undocumented young people, experience in program development, and a personal connection to the undocumented experience. Learn More

New Resources

10/15 Webinar: Creating Paid Opportunities for Undocumented High School Students in California
Join us on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 4-5 p.m. PT to learn how high school educators can introduce the entrepreneurial mindset and implement a program model for students to engage in paid opportunities, regardless of their immigration status. This webinar is in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Register Here

Educational Resource Binder: College Access for Undocumented Students in California
Access our complete set of resources educators, students, and allies can use to increase college access for undocumented students in California. Learn More

Celebrating #LatinxHeritageMonth

In celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we are proud to lift up these stories from our community, ranging from mental health to entrepreneurship and the legal profession. We hope that in these difficult times, these stories can spark inspiration and joy for you.

Photo of Liliana Campos, Mental Health Advocate

Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate

Liliana Campos, M.S., Doctoral Candidate, USF, shares her hopes for the mental wellness of undocumented people. Watch Story

Pedro Moura, cofounder of Fluorish Savings

Pedro Moura, a formerly undocumented immigrant from Brazil, is the cofounder of Flourish Savings, a free mobile app geared at empowering young adults to build savings habits by making it feel like play. Watch Story

Pre-Law Fund recipient, Gissela.

Gissela, recipient of Immigrants Rising Pre-Law Fund

Gissela, a recipient of our 2020 Pre-Law Fund scholarship, shares her interests and aspirations in pursuing a career path focusing on the role of technology in immigration, data privacy, and society. Read Story