Nafees: Rescinding the Texas Dream Act would hurt the state’s economy

Categories: In the Media

Published January 21, 2019.

The Texas Dream Act, passed in 2001, enables residents without legal status to pay in-state tuition fees at state colleges and universities. A new bill proposed by Rep. Biedermann, if passed, would not only rescind the Texas Dream Act and place a huge barrier on Texan immigrants but also hurt the Texas economy.…

California colleges get funding to expand services to undocumented college students

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 15, 2018.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund awards grants of about $125,000 each to 32 public colleges and universities across the state, to expand legal aid, mental health services and career guidance to undocumented students. The funders of CA Catalyst Fund are also taking the unusual move of assisting students’ undocumented family members with services that range from legal consultations and mental health therapy to workshops on how to become an entrepreneur and civics classes teaching them how to participate in a city council meeting.…

Helping students figure out if they qualify for in-state tuition

Categories: General Announcements, Services

“Getting in-state tuition helps me become a normal student. I get to be a student who goes to classes and worries about homework not just about money.” — Izabela Menga, Fellow and Scholar

Students can quickly find out whether they’re eligible for in-state tuition at California colleges and universities through our new In-State Tuition Tool.…

Now Accepting Presentation Requests

Categories: General Announcements, Services

Help students make decisions based on potential, not perceived limits.

Immigrants Rising offers in-person and online presentations about the opportunities available for undocumented young people to go to college and pursue careers. Our presentations cover immigration law and policy, college access, financial aid, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship.…

Resources for Schools to Support Undocumented Students

Categories: General Announcements, Services

When undocumented young people are able to pursue their education, they can create brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our educational resource binder gives educators information and tools to help undocumented students realize their potential.

The binder includes step-by-step guides to applying for California’s in-state tuition, state-based financial aid, and scholarships.…