• Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Tommy Statkiewicz

Fellow, Legal Services Team, Staff

"I just remember the physical weight coming off of my shoulders"

Rodrigo Dorador

Community Engagement, Fellow, Staff

"Being undocumented is a learned behavior. If it can be learned, it can be unlearned."

Josias Aguiar

Creative Writing Class, Scholar

"Just in coming together, as a community, there's been some healing, especially when people feel scared or uncertain."

Matt Alexander

Educator, Leadership Council, Partner

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

Valeria Avila

Community Engagement, Fellow, Inclusion & Change Group

"I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I can go to college.'"

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."

Beleza Chan

Fellow, Scholar

"Even more more valuable than the scholarship money was having the emotional support."