After Year Long Campaign, Immigrant Youth and Allies Celebrate End of 287(g) in Harris County

Houston, TX — Tuesday evening, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, took one step closer to ending Harris County’s collaboration with ICE by terminating the County’s 287(g) program. The program, which deputizes officers as ICE agents in county jails, has been responsible for sending immigrant families into a spiral of life-altering events that tear apart families, […]

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New DHS Guidance on Immigration: Yet More Evidence of Trump Building Deportation Force

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security developed new guidance on immigration which makes all undocumented people vulnerable to deportation. The guidance comes after Trump issued executive orders declaring that all undocumented immigrants are a national security threat. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “In public, Trump […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Descend on Office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Demand Ryan Keep His Word That Immigrant Youth & Families Are Safe

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies descended on the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, demanding that he keep his word that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigrant families are safe under the Trump Administration. Over the last month, following orders from the President’s executive orders, agents with […]

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Immigrant Youth Demand Republicans Put An End to Donald Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

Washington, D.C. — Today, news broke of a draft memo by the Trump administration circulating in the Department of Homeland Security that would make 100,000 National Guard Troops’ primary function to terrorize and deport immigrants in 11 states, including: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. White House Press […]

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UWD to Trump: You Can’t Love Immigrant Youth While You Terrorize Immigrants

Washington, DC – Donald Trump expressed affection for immigrant youth at a press conference earlier today. Meanwhile, Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA beneficiary is being denied his freedom by agents of Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), mothers like Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos are being deported, women are being processed for deportation after reporting […]

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ICE Must Give DACA Recipient, Daniel Medina, His Freedom Immediately

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Daniel Ramirez Medina, a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) has been detained by agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) for days.  Beneficiaries of the DACA program like Daniel have been promised a two year reprieve from deportation and a work […]

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Immigrant Youth Demand Mayor Stanton Make Phoenix a Sanctuary of Safety After Local Police Help Trump Regime Deport Phoenix Mom

Washington, D.C. — Today, Guadalupe García de Rayos, a mom and resident of Phoenix, AZ was deported after 21 years of living and working in the United States, ripped apart from her husband and two U.S. citizen teenage children. Guadalupe is a victim of virulently anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unconstitutional immigration raids in 2008, where […]

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Immigrants & Allies Set Eyes On Texas House of Representatives As Senate Republicans Vote to Terrorize Immigrant Communities

Austin, TX — Today, Texas Senate Republicans shamefully voted along party lines for the anti-immigrant bill, SB 4 which would bring Donald Trump’s nightmare to Texas by undermining sanctuary city policies, criminalizing Texans who stand up for immigrants and unleash racial profiling of immigrants across the state. The anti-immigrant bill was rammed through the Senate […]

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Hundreds Testify Against Texas Anti-Immigrant Bill SB 4, Which Would Terrorize Immigrant & Latino Community

Houston, TX — Yesterday and today, immigrant youth from Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, the Rio Grande Valley, College Station, Beaumont, and across Texas converged on the State Capitol to launch their UndocuTexas campaign to protect the immigrant community from attacks on sanctuary policies and a longstanding tuition equity law. Hundreds from all over Texas took […]

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Immigrant Youth Network Decries Trump’s Expected Homophobic and Transphobic Attack

Washington, DC – Today, news stories broke foreshadowing another series of executive directives  by the new President to continue dragging the country backwards. After launching his mass deportation agenda through a series of executive directives last week, he is rumored to be preparing to take aim at the LGBTQ community, children and families by encouraging […]

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Trump’s Deadly Border Wall Has Begun At Our Airports

El terrible muro de la muerte de Trump ha comenzado en los aeropuertos Washington, DC – People of color with valid permission to enter the United States, including refugees desperately seeking safety, have begun being denied entry to the United States. The denials and imprisonment of innocent people is the first visible sign of Trump’s […]

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An Attack On One Of Us Is An Attack On All Of Us

Un Ataque A Uno De Nosotros Es Un Ataque A Todos Nosotros Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump enshrined his racist, Islamophobic feelings and primal instincts by signing an executive attack on Muslim immigrants. The orders come just days after Trump signed orders, which kicked off his mass-deportation plan by dramatically increasing the number of […]

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Trump’s Executive Orders Mark Start of Mass Deportation & Reversing Lady Liberty’s Promise

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump is expected to sign two massive executive directives to begin the mass deportation of immigrants and reversing Lady Liberty’s promise. Just days after appointing a leader of the designated hate group FAIR as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, Trump is expected to […]

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United We Dream Stands In Loving Solidarity With the Protectors Of Our Water & Land

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump issued executive attacks on indigenous peoples and the earth in favor of energy corporations by deciding that the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines would proceed in spite of widespread outrage and community organizing. Eli Cuna, Field Director of United We Dream, issued the following statement, “The defenders at […]

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Remarks of Greisa Martinez Press Conference on Resisting Trump’s Immigration Attacks

United States Capitol Building Washington, DC – Today, at the U.S. Capitol, Greisa Martinez joined advocates and Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and advocates from America’s Voice, Faith in Public Life, Center for American Progress Action Fund and the refugee community to speak out against the Trump Administration’s mass deportation agenda. Below […]

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