White House Continues Defending Reprehensible Record on Immigration Enforcement and Deportations

WASHINGTON D.C. – During an extensive interview with Leon Krauze, Cecilia Munoz, the White House’s Director of the Domestic Policy Council, continued defending the President’s reprehensible record on deportations, one that recently surpassed more than 2 million people. “The priorities of DHS (deportations) are people who have committed serious crimes, as well as recent entrants, […]

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United We Dream and GetEQUAL Leaders Arrested Outside of Civil Rights Summit in Austin as President Obama Speaks

AUSTIN, TX. – Today, as President Obama gave the keynote speech during the week-long Civil Rights Summit at the University of Texas at Austin, three brave immigrant youth leaders and allies were arrested for civil disobedience. It’s hypocritical that the President — who has presided over the most deportations in the history of this country […]

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United We Dream Joins Rally in D.C. and Says We Can’t Wait

WASHINGTON D.C. – This afternoon, United We Dream joined other undocumented Americans and immigrant advocacy organizations in marching to the White House to deliver a clear message to President Obama: We Can’t Wait. The President can and must stop deportations that tear families apart and use his executive authority to expand an affirmative administrative relief […]

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United We Dream: ENLIST Act a Good Step for Dreamers, but Not Enough

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday in Congress, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) led an effort in inserting legislation into the Department of Defense authorization bill which would allow Dreamers a chance at permanent residency through honorable military service. United We Dream believes this a small step in the right direction for those Dreamers who wish to serve […]

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United We Dream, Universities and Organizations Celebrate National Educators Coming out Day in Support of Undocumented Students

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, United We Dream (UWD), along with partner universities and organizations are coming together in support of undocumented students by celebrating National Educators Coming Out Day. Follow photos here. Today is set to encourage educators, namely high school and college teachers and professors, to publicly come out and be open of their […]

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United We Dream Confronts DNC in Houston, Launches We Can’t Wait Campaign to Pressure President Obama to Use Executive Action

HOUSTON, TX – This afternoon, leaders with United We Dream from across the country came together and launched the We Can’t Wait campaign, demanding that President Obama take executive action now and provide relief to the undocumented community. The Dreamers visited the Harris County Democratic National Committee offices in Houston to deliver a letter to […]

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Youth Immigrant Leaders Tired of Empty Political Maneuvers, Urge Democratic Leadership to Fight Against Deportations

WASHINGTON D.C. – Democratic leadership is prepared to announce a discharge petition on H.R. 15, the House’s version of the immigration Senate Bill that passed last year but has remained at a standstill since. United We Dream is deeply disappointed that Democratic leaders continue playing games with our lives, chasing political points in empty strategies […]

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United We Dream Leader Meets with President Obama, Confronting Him on Deportation Record and Demanding Executive Action on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy and Policy at United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, met with President Obama, carrying a clear message from thousands of DREAMers and families across the country: we can’t wait. United We Dream stands firm that a simple “review” of the […]

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United We Dream, New York Dreamers Challenge State Senate And Gov. Cuomo to Lead on NY DREAM Act

Immigrant youth leaders from New York and members of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth network in the country, ramped up the pressure on the New York State Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) to show real leadership and pass the NY DREAM Act, a bill that would make college affordable for immigrant students […]

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United We Dream Outraged at House GOP’s Move to Roll Back Deferred Action for DREAMers

Today, the House GOP plans to vote on the so-called ENFORCE Act (HR 4138) and Faithful Execution of the Law Act (HR 3973), both intended to limit the President’s ability to use executive authority on a range of issues, including immigration. The latest development in the Congressional charade around immigration makes it perfectly clear that […]

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