How do you navigate life as an undocumented parent? As family can take many different shapes and forms, this support group is open to undocumented individuals who are mothers, fathers, parents, and guardians. We will have a space to explore the different ways in which an undocumented status influences our lives and experiences as parents, and vice versa. We will collaboratively identify and practice approaches to managing through challenging and difficult moments that arise from our unique identities. We will also use space to gain awareness of our skills, values, and hopes as parents.
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative are providing direct assistance to families that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its… Read More ›
Applications for Covid19 State Financial Assistance for Undocumented Immigrants in California Now Open!
CA Governor Gavin Newsom Source: Rich Pedroncelli / Pool via AP If you are undocumented and live in California, you may be able to qualify for a one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance. Note: “An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive… Read More ›
On April 15, 2020, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom announced a $125M fund to provide direct financial support to undocumented immigrants and their loved ones who were excluded from the federal government assistance through the CARES Act. The CA… Read More ›
The Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families & How Allies Can Help
The current Covid-19 pandemic has severely compounded the issues affecting undocumented and mixed-status families including concerns about finances, employment, access to health care, and the threat of deportation. In this post, we detail some of the main challenges that immigrant… Read More ›