• Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Denia Perez

Creative Writing Class, Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team, Scholar, Staff

"Because I know how hard it is for people to get status, I wanted to find a way to advocate for other undocumented people"

Tommy Statkiewicz

Fellow, Legal Services Team, Staff

"It was such a long journey to get to where I was"

Tommy Statkiewicz

Fellow, Legal Services Team, Staff

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

Rodrigo Dorador

Fellow, High School Engagement, 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

Fellow, High School Engagement, 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."