BREAKING: Dreamers confront Paul Ryan over vote to end DACA; Ryan Ignores Them and Calls Police.

Just a few hours ago, Congressman Paul Ryan was confronted at his book signing by Dreamers where they asked “Do you want to take away DACA and deport me?” Congressman Ryan ignored them and they were escorted out by police. Last month, Congressman Paul Ryan and a majority of other House Republicans voted to defund […]

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6 Steps to Help Stop a Deportation

by University Leadership Initiative Leaders: Juana Guzman (@juanaguzm), Deborah Amelu (@DeborahAlemu), Daniela Galvan (@danii_cocktaiil), Sheridan Lagunas (@SirSheri) | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 We first heard Erik Zumaya, an Austin father in deportation, from Patrick Fierro, a friend and member of GetEqualTX, and later in the day by Mario Tapia, an outstanding supporter and former radio […]

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Two Years of DACA: David Chung

This week we celebrate the two year anniversary of our biggest win: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals! Since the program started in 2012, over 500,000 youth have benefited and many lives have been changed. Watch how DACA changed David’s life.

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Dreams From Our Families: Ray Jose

When DACA was announced, I was on my way to work and I remember calling my sister and hearing my mom and dad in the background crying tears of joy. I received DACA and so did my sister but that left my mom & dad out. Everyday I worry about not being able to come […]

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Dreams From Our Families: Maria Fernanda

What does DACA mean to me? I think it’s the small things that really matter. For example, I remember when I applied for my driver’s license and being able to right down that 9-digit social security number for the first time. That moment took me back to all those years when I was applying for […]

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Dreams From Our Families: Adilene Ruano

“My mom’s dream has always been watch her children grow up and succeed.” – Adilene Ruano

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Dreams From Our Families: Berenice Vazquez

“With administrative relief, not only would my mom fulfill her dreams of becoming a beautician but she would also stop living with the fear of being deported” – Berenice Vazquez

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Dreams From Our Families: Oliver Merino

“I have benefited from DACA and it has changed my life and the life of many in our community. But my mom deserves to no longer live in fear of being separated, she also deserves the opportunity to work and drive like I have.” – Oliver Merino

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10 Democrats Urging Obama to Act Boldly on Immigration

On June 30th, 2014, President Barack Obama went out to the Rose Garden and announced that he plans to “act” on immigration on his own. We must ensure that Obama acts boldly and provides our families with the relief they deserve. Here are 9 Democrats asking him to do the same: 1. Senator Bob Menendez […]

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If A Child Fleeing Violence Came To You Asking For Help, What Would You Do?

On July 10th, Leaders with United We Dream and the Minority Affairs Council traveled to the Sacred Heart Shelter in McAllen, TX where many children and women are fleeing violence in Central America are sheltered. We volunteered inside the shelter where we help provide them with food and clothes and held a 3-day vigil outside. […]

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Here lies the Republican Party and their ideology of hate #GOPFuneral

Today, Dreamers from across the country held a funeral for the Republican Party, whose morally backwards and inhumane policies have completely alienated the immigrant community. The GOP will not stand for us. They will not fight for us. The GOP is dead to the immigrant community. SIGN PETITION Check out some of the outrageous things […]

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Congratulations Class of 2014!

Congratulations to the class of 2014! This year, many folks graduated and celebrated their achievements alongside their friends, educators, and family. ScholarshipsA-Z members, Pima Community College Graduation, June 2014 The sight of people graduating reminded me about my graduate school commencement in May 2013. I found myself thinking that my accomplishments would not have been […]

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The Hair-Raising Story of How a 14 year old Fled His Home in Order To Survive

Jose Luis Zelaya shares his incredible journey of survival from Honduras and United States. When he starts at 5 years old it will break your heart. By the end he will have you in tears. Imagine a young child, already in distress, fleeing from gang violence and extortion only to be met by heartless & […]

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How A Family Was Torn Apart Over a Broken Tail Light

An estimated 5,000 children in the U.S. have been placed in foster care because their parents were deported. And everyday, over 1,100 people are deported and countless families torn apart. For the past year, all that Republicans have done is block immigration reform and attack immigrant youth by subjecting us to deportation. It’s time for […]

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How DACA Changed My Life – Rodrigo’s Story

This week we’re celebrating the two year anniversary of the announcement of the the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Though imperfect, this has allowed us to work and give back to their communities. This week, we’ll be highlighting DACA success stories. Let us know how DACA has changed your life in the comments […]

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