United We Dream Responds to Jeb Bush Announcing his Intention of Running for President in 2016

December 16, 2014 Does the Former Florida Gov., who called immigration an “act of love”, stand with immigrant families and will he commit to keeping families together? WASHINGTON, D.C. – As announced earlier today, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has announced his intention of running for President in 2016. Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, Deputy Managing Director for […]

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The United States Continues to Violate LGBTQ Detainees Fundamental Human Rights in the Immigration Detention System

December 10, 2014 On International Human Rights Day, the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project and Dreamers from across the country demand protection for LGBTQ Immigrants from the inhumane and dysfunctional detention system NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, the United Nations (UN) celebrated 64 years of their International Human Rights Day. The U.N. LGBTQ Core Groups which […]

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Police Brutality Targeting Black Men Must Stop

December 4, 2014 United We Dream supports “This Stops Today Campaign” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recent news about the lack of an indictment in the brutal killing of Eric Garner, coming on the heels of a similar miscarriage of justice in the case of Michael Brown has sparked a national outrage and demand for justice. Cristina […]

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United We Dream Leaders Meet with Senior Administration Officials & Congressional Leaders

December 4, 2014 As Republicans vote to deport Dreamers and families, UWD outlines plans to implement new immigration policy and defeat the GOP’s mass deportation agenda WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republicans, led by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), voted for H.R. 5759, a bill to reverse the President’s recent executive action that would protect close […]

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United We Dream Leaders Ask GOP: “Do you want to deport me and my parents?”

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, in two separate House Committee hearings, Republicans took their first formal steps in pushing back against President Obama’s executive action, which will protect millions of immigrants from deportation and provide work permits. The hearings occurred following weeks of public criticism from Republicans of the President’s actions and […]

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United We Dream Responds to Grand Jury Decision to Not Indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the Shooting of Mike Brown

November 24, 2014 Immigrant youth rally behind Ferguson community: We Are All Mike Brown WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, a St. Louis grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed Mike Brown which took place earlier this year. United We Dream and its leaders issued the following […]

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After Tireless Campaign by Immigrant Youth and Families, President Obama To Announce Plan to Provide Relief from Deportation to Millions of Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Nearly 5 million protected from deportation, and there is more work to be done WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama is scheduled to announce major changes to immigration policy tonight. In response to details released by the White House today, United We Dream […]

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Senate Democratic Leadership Joins Dreamers

November 17, 2014 President Must Protect Parents of Dreamers from Deportation Now United We Dream: “The President can’t lead on immigration with half measures.” WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Politico reported on a letter sent to the President from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democratic leadership urging him to use his clear […]

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President Obama Admits Administration Has Deported People That Should Not Have Been Deported

November 10, 2014 GOP remains business as usual as talks of border security bill start WASHINGTON, DC – During an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation, President Obama reiterated his commitment to use his legal authority on immigration before the end of the year. During the interview, the President also said, “Every day that I […]

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President Obama Reiterates Promise to Use His Executive Authority on Immigration

November 5, 2014 United We Dream Vows to Ensure Millions in Our Communities – Including Parents of Dreamers – Are Protected Washington, DC – At a post-election press conference today, President Obama vowed three times to follow through with his promise of executive action on immigration this year. The President offered no details about his […]

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United We Dream Leaders Respond to Election Results

November 5, 2014 United We Dream Leaders Respond to Election Results Dreamers provide insight on what last night’s election results mean for immigration movement moving forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – The elections are now complete and, as predicted, Republicans are set to control both the House and Senate next year. The stage is now set for […]

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UWD & Legal Experts Define Success: Presidential Executive Action Must Be Broad, Bold and Inclusive

October 29, 2014 United We Dream & Legal Experts Define Success: Presidential Executive Action Must Be Broad, Bold and Inclusive WASHINGTON, D.C. – As stories are released that President Obama is finalizing plans for executive actions on immigration, United We Dream demanded that the President takes action, be bold and inclusive when using his executive […]

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North Carolina Dreamers to Hillary Clinton: Will You Stand With Dreamers and Demand President Obama to Stop Deporting our Parents?

October 26, 2014 Clinton continues dodging Dreamers, stands instead with Deportation Party Watch video here CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nine Dreamers from North Carolina confronted former Senator Hillary Clinton during a campaign speech for Sen. Kay Hagan, demanding that she stand with parents of Dreamers and urge President Obama to use his executive authority to provide […]

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Latest ICE Numbers Cement President Obama’s Legacy as Deporter-In-Chief

October 1, 2014 The Administration has broken its deportation record once again, surpassing 438,000 deportations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Released yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s latest annual report shows that the Obama administration has broken another record number of deportations, and countless families have been torn apart by the Administration. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United […]

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United We Dream Commends Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Decision to Expand Fee Assistance to DACA-mented Dreamers

September 26, 2014 Certain medical colleges express interest in allowing DACA-mented Dreamers to apply WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of American Medical Colleges announced today that students who currently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will now be eligible to receive financial assistance through the AAMC Fee Assistance Program during the medical […]

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