Own The Dream
members of our community about DACA and DAPA
members of our community apply for DACA
people in grassroots implementation activities
Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP)
students and educators from accross the country
committed to investing institutional resources in support of undocumented students
schools came out in support of undocumented students
UndocuPeer Trainings for Educators
Launched the first and only volunteer-led national Hotline that collects case reports & data to systematically track on the ground behavior & activity by local enforcement agencies and ICE towards undocumented immigrants
Published 2 major reports. Prosecutorial Discretion Denied highlights cases of ICE not following their guidelines & Ending Local Collaboration with ICE engages local communities in investigating how ICE works with local police
Key advisors in drafting & passage of Transgender Care Guidance, a memo issued by the White House, which was sent to ICE field offices as a mandate to be included as part of their training in regards to the treatment and care of the transgender community
stories, abuses, and trends with the launch of our Deportation Defense Hotline
deportation cases and lifted up narrative of ICE’s inconsistent practice of the new PD guidelines
people to run anti criminalization & enforcement campaigns, most will be launching their local fights in 2016
Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP)
with the tools & knowledge to Queerify their organizing & advocacy work
affiliate groups to uplift the plight of undocumented LGBTQ immigrants in Pride Month efforts in NY, CO, VA, DC, and WA
people from across the country in the No More Closets campaign to share their UndocuQueer story
online supporters in #BreakTheCage campaign
Hosted a Congressional
as part of our #BreakTheCage campaign to shed light on the inhumane conditions that LGBTQ+ immigrants are subjected to and tackle the enforcement system that terrorizes/profits from the deportation of our communities
On September 11, UWD leaders convened & delved into gaining a deeper understanding of the struggle of undocumented immigrant communities within the broader context of criminalization by breaking down the systemic forces that send many of our family members and loved ones behind bars. With an intersectional lens in mind, they developed strategies to fight back against the criminalization of our communities. UWD affiliates left equipped with the knowledge and tools to launch local criminalization & enforcement campaigns. In 2016, we will see this deepened framework on criminalization in action.
In the loom of increased anti-immigrant sentiment and actions attempting to take away our victories of DACA and DAPA, we stood tall and fought back. Our immigrant community participated in mass coming out actions where entire families and communities --both DACA beneficiaries and potential DACA+ and DAPA beneficiaries --shared their stories and defended the DACA+ and DAPA immigration executive actions. The community’s mobilization and empowerment spoke against anti-immigrant hate promoted by xenophobic opponents and public figures --and in 2016, they can expect to continue seeing us in the battlefield.
leaders in organizing, recruitment, and communications
people to take action for our community
In 2015, we launched our community-driven research initiative leading on topics of importance to the immigrant community. In this first year, we published one major report that highlights the opportunities and challenges of DACA beneficiaries and collected data for a second report documenting the lives of LGBTQ immigrants in the U.S.
This survey is one of the largest of its kind, and it takes an in-depth look at life with DACA. The results show that DACA recipients have made great strides and are often the bedrock of economic and social support for their families. They do all of this while still struggling to find economic opportunities and the tools and information they need to navigate health care, workforce, financial, and educational institutions.
Led by and for LGBTQ immigrants, this first of its kind survey was launched by UWD QUIP leaders across the country. The survey takes a thoughtful approach in capturing an understanding of the multi-faceted issues faced by LGBTQ immigrants in the U.S., which in turn informs our advocacy efforts. The survey report is expected to be released early 2016.
total attendees to our live webinars
live webinars hosted this year for our community
average monthly reach on Facebook
total media clips mentioning UWD
UWD is thankful to walk in this path of social justice
with our brothers & sisters.
We are grateful to our funding partners for your support and impact. Thank you for standing strong with the immigrant community.
Anonymous | Arcus Foundation | Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice | Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund | Ford Foundation | Four Freedoms Fund | Hagedorn Foundation | Hill-Snowdon Foundation | Houston Endowment | J.M. Kaplan Fund | Latino Giving Houston | Marguerite Casey Foundation | Open Society Foundations | Unbound Philanthropy | Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock | Wild Geese Foundation
Your monthly contributions turned into a collective grand total of
Thanks for joining us for the long run!
A heartfelt appreciation to all our individual donors for their generous donations
Thank you for answering the call to fund the dream!
Immense gratitude to the UWD leadership for sharing your talent, vision, time and heart day in and day out. Isang Bagsak!
National Leadership Committee