Rubio Immigration Plan is Three Steps to Mass Deportations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, during an interview with Fox News’ “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren, Senator Marco Rubio revisited his three step immigration plan. This proposal comes in addition to Senator Rubio’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects more than 700,000 young immigrants from deportation […]

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The Rise in American Hate: It’s About More Than Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United We Dream joined over 700 organizations in calling out the rise of hatred and violence in American politics through a new public education campaign which includes a full page ad in the New York Times and social media. The ad comes one week after immigrant youth leaders who were standing up […]

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How To Guide: Undocumented Students ​&​ Finals Week

Silently and almost without notice, finals week creeps up really slowly, it arrives and hits you fast with the sudden reminder of the 999 papers, projects and exams you have due in a few days. Thankfully UWD has a few tips to help your #SashaFierce throughout this time! 🙂 1. Be assertive. Face this finals […]

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DACA Eligible Young Man Scheduled for Imminent Deportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United We Dream, along with five other national racial justice, immigration, and drug law reform groups release a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday calling for the immediate release of the DACA-eligible father, Luis Sanchez Ponce, from detention. The case is urgent as Luis was […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Republicans’ Latest Immigration Delay

Washington, DC – The Supreme Court rejected the State of Texas’ attempt to delay a decision by the high court on whether or not to rule on protecting nearly 5 million people from deportation. Texas now has until December 29th to file their appeal. Greisa Martinez, advocacy coordinator for United We Dream said: “My mom […]

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Sen. Sanders Unveils Detailed Immigration Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign released the most detailed and progressive immigration plan of any candidate thus far. Sanders’ plan outlines both executive actions he would take as president and legislative actions he would push in the next Congress. On November 20, one year after President Obama announced his latest executive actions […]

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One Year After DAPA Announcement, DOJ Appeals Republican Immigration Lawsuit to Supreme Court

UWD groups hold 10 events nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Department of Justice formally filed a request for the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration from 2014, denying more than four million immigrants protection from deportation. The lawsuit, filed by Republican lawmakers, […]

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5 Things the President Must Do NOW to Help Immigrants

Immigrants across the country should not have to  live in fear of detention or deportation. As immigrant youth leaders from United We Dream await the final court decision on DAPA and expanded DACA programs, we also are actively organizing to demand that the Obama Administration make the following 5 changes in policy NOW while we […]

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Xenophobia Unleashed in Congress: House to Vote on Bill to Lash Out at Suffering Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the House will vote on a hateful bill that would bar Syrian and Iraqi refugees escaping unspeakable violence from resettling in the U.S. Just yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that Muslims should carry special ID’s, and Roanoke Mayor David Bowers used Japanese internment camps to justify rejecting refugees. Cristina […]

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Republicans Getting More Shameful by the Minute Demonizing Immigrants and Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Yesterday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said that a “pause may be necessary” on the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees fleeing extreme violence. Cristina Jimenez, managing director for United We Dream Action issued the following statement, “Latinos and immigrants of all backgrounds should know that Republicans […]

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5 Things You Should Know About What’s Next for DAPA & Expanded DACA.

November 20, 2015 will mark one full year since our community pushed President Obama to protect millions of people with children who are U.S. Citizens or Green Card Holders from deportation and expand the DACA program. Our victory, however, has been stalled in the courts since February because of a Republican-led lawsuit. Various courts have […]

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United We Dream Marks Third Annual “National Educators Coming Out Day”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, Nov. 12, marked the third annual “National Educators Coming Out” Day, a project of the United We Dream Network’s (UWD) Dream Educational Empowerment Program, to create a national network of educators committed to support and work alongside undocumented students. More than 1,600 individuals have made the pledge as of this morning, […]

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What Undocumented Students Taught Me as a College Professor

By Dr. Susana Muñoz – Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Colorado State University The chill of the Northern Colorado air was my cue to wear my sweater blazer with my green T-shirt that read “I support undocumented students” in white bold letters. I looked at my iPhone and it read, “1:45pm” over the picture of […]

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Hillary Still Doesn’t Get It

 This is a Blog from our political arm and sister organization: United We Dream Action. During a campaign speech in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton said: “I voted numerous times when I was a Senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in.” First: Immigrants from all across […]

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3 Ways That Teachers Can Be Public Educator Activists & Advocate With and For Undocumented Students

By Alejandra Pérez, DEEP Advisory Council- [email protected] & Laura M. Bohórquez, UWD DEEP Coordinator- [email protected] 1. Knowing the facts The United States is home to 11 million undocumented immigrants (Passel & Cohn, 2009). Approximately 19% of these undocumented immigrants are children – 2.1 million (Gonzales, 2011). All undocumented children have a legal right to obtain […]

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