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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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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Uplifting Our Journeys by “Coming Out”

By Carlos Padilla & Laura M. Bohórquez In the LGBTQ movement, “coming out” is used to humanize the topic of sexuality and gender diversity, and social and structural barriers that exist in the communities we represent. The origins of “coming out” date back to the 1800’s when Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German gay rights advocate […]

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Disentangling local law enforcement from ICE

  Since the movement won relief from deportation on Nov. 20, 2014, we’ve started to experience a new era of immigration enforcement and the on-going criminalization that comes with it. Currently, anti-immigrant forces are stereotyping, scapegoating, and criminalizing the immigrant community for political gain, while Democratic leaders are buying into this very framework resulting in […]

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Looking Back at the Past 3 Years of DACA

It’s been 3 years since Dreamers have started applying for DACA and we have a lot to be proud of!   664,607 people have been approved for DACA   243,872 people have received their DACA renewals   Dreamers in Nebraska & Arizona won driver’s licenses for youth with DACA Now Dreamers in EVERY state can […]

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Democratic Candidates Must Include Undocumented Students in their Higher Education Plans

Laura Bohorquez and Zenen Jaimes Perez This week, Hillary Clinton unveiled her college affordability plan. Like the two other declared Democratic presidential candidates, Clinton’s plan makes many important changes but continues the current policy of leaving undocumented students out of federal higher education programs. Support for undocumented youth should be reflected in more than an […]

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Why We Fight to Break the Cage

  At the close of this year’s gay pride month in June, we – six trans and queer immigrants – were arrested at the White House. In the spirit of the origins of gay pride, we are speaking our truth, telling the stories of those ignored by the law and demanding justice. We demand that […]

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What to do if ICE comes to your Door?

If you have ever witnessed ICE, report them to our hotline ASAP! Call 1-844-363-1423 and share this information to protect your community from detention and deportation! ‪#‎Not1More‬

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En caso de Redadas ¿Qué puedes hacer?

¡Si en algún momento miras a la migra, repórtalos a nuestro número telefónico! Llama al 1-844-363-1423 y comparte esta información para proteger a tu comunidad de detención y deportación. ‪#‎Ni1Mas‬

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10 Things I Learned on my Trip to Mexico via Advanced Parole

It had been 23 years since my family migrated to the U.S., but now, I had the opportunity to go back. I didn’t know how to react because there were so many questions going through my mind. I felt excited and confused. I could not believe that I would get to go back to Mexico […]

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Alerta Urgente: Cerca de 1500 Personas Podrían Perder Su DACA. ¿Eres Una de Ellas?

© United We Dream USCIS puso la fecha de expiración incorrecta en alrededor de 2500 permisos de trabajos y están exigiendo que se regresen no más tardar del 30 de julio a cambio por uno corregido. Si no lo hacen – USCIS está amenazando con quitarles su DACA por completo. ¿Confundido? UWD creó una herramienta […]

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USCIS Alert

Urgent Alert: About 1,500 People Could Lose Their DACA – Are You One of Them? USCIS put the wrong expiration date on about 2,500 work permits and demanding they be returned by July 30th in exchange for a corrected one. If they don’t – USCIS is threatening to take away their DACA status entirely. Confused? […]

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Do you have a 3 Year DACA? Some need to be exchanged

Urgent Alert: About 1,500 People Could Lose Their DACA – Are You One of Them? USCIS put the wrong expiration date on about 2,500 work permits and demanding they be returned by July 30th in exchange for a corrected one. If they don’t – USCIS is threatening to take away their DACA status entirely. Confused? […]

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