Published April 18, 2020.
“Undocumented entrepreneurs are a growing demographic. In 2016, there were 770,000 in America. Today, there’s more than 815,000…At Immigrants Rising, through our Entrepreneurship Fund, we provide funding to undocumented entrepreneurs who are promoting social change. Since 2016, we have invested more than $400,000 in 13 companies. Our Kickstarter Grants are opportune for individuals who may have to pivot to do virtual consulting work or kickstart a new business, as a result of the current crisis.”
Iliana G. Perez, Director of Research and Entrepreneurship at Immigrants Rising, shares her insight on undocumented people thriving as CEOs and entrepreneurs in America’s workforce.
Read the full story: Your next boss could be an undocumented immigrant; growing number of business founders lack legal status (Cal Matters)