Immigrant Youth Fight Back Against Anti-Immigrant Judge

Washington, DC – Today, four courageous undocumented young people who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program took another step in their drive to protect the safety and privacy of 50,000 fellow immigrant youth from an anti-immigrant judge. Dubbed the “fearless four,” these young leaders today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the […]

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We Will Not Be Silent When Anti-Blackness Kills

No Permaneceremos Callados Cuando Sentimientos En Contra De La Gente Negra Matan Recientes Asesinatos Hechas por Policía son Asquerosas, Chocantes, y Demasiado Común Washington, DC – In the last week, three black men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., ‪Delrawn ‘Smalls’’ Dempsey‬ in Brooklyn and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN, were murdered at the […]

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Immigrant Youth Arrested At U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC – Today, five fearless immigrant youth leaders from United We Dream and local affiliate group Dreamers of Virginia were arrested while protesting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The five young people were standing up to name and honor those who have been deported to […]

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New Senate Bill on Central American Refugees

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced legislation about the horrific, violent humanitarian crises in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – the Secure the Northern Triangle Act. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director for United We Dream said, “With this bill’s introduction, Senator Reid and his colleagues make clear that there is a […]

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Immigrant Leaders Demand End To Deportations As DAPA And DACA Case Moves To Brownsville

Washington, D.C. – Today, in an outrageous decision in the case of United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court ruled that the 5th Circuit Decision was affirmed by “an equally divided court”. The injunction on both DAPA and Expanded DACA programs remain in place nationwide and the case returns to the conservative federal judge in […]

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ICYMI: United We Dream Opposes New Symbolic “Dream Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Miami Herald reported that Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) plans to introduce the “Recognizing American Children Act” which — like the DREAM Act — would enable some undocumented youth to remain in the country. Luiza Duarte Tanuri, Member of United We Dream’s National Leadership Committee and organizer with Make the Road […]

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Immigrant Youth at the Supreme Court

Washington, DC – Immigrant youth and allies were at the Supreme Court this morning waiting for the Supreme Court to issue their decision on the historic case of United States v. Texas where the justices are expected to decide whether or not they will put an end to the right wing political attack which has […]

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4 Years of DACA: Lives Changed, National Politics Transformed

Houston, TX – Four years ago today, the President announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) after two years of pressure by immigrant youth who refused to back down from their call that the President stop deporting them. Last weekend, United We Dream held its National Congress where over 1,000 […]

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Immigrant Youth Heartbroken By Tragedy

Houston, TX – Last night, fifty people were murdered and fifty three injured in a horrific act of violence which has shocked the world. At the United We Dream National Congress, where over a thousand immigrant youth gathered to plan strategy for the coming year and beyond, UWD local group leaders Dani Marrero Hi, with […]

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1,000 Immigrant Youth To Takeover Houston To End Deportations

Houston, TX – This weekend, immigrant youth from the greater Houston area and across the country will gather in Houston for the United We Dream national Congress.  United We Dream is the largest network led by immigrant youth with local groups and members across the country. At the Congress will be over 1,000 participants including […]

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This Weekend: June 10 – 12 Nation’s Largest Gathering of Undocumented Youth Leaders

Houston, TX – One thousand will assemble in Houston, TX for the largest gathering of undocumented immigrant youth leaders ever held – the United We Dream Network’s National Congress. As the Supreme Court considers whether millions will be protected from deportation and as politicians increase their demagoguery of immigrants, the young leaders who courageously came […]

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Fearless Four and 50,000 Immigrant Youth Persevere & Vow to Keep Fighting

Houston, TX – After a public outcry over his outrageous request for the addresses and personal information of 50,000 teenagers, young adults and families who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), Judge Andrew Hanen agreed to postpone the deadline of his request until August 22, 2016. Last week, four fearless undocumented […]

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“Fearless Four” DACA Recipients Stand Up to Anti-Immigrant Judge

Washington, DC and Oklahoma City, OK – Today, four courageous immigrant youth stepped up to defend the privacy and safety of over 50,000 immigrant youth targeted by Judge Andrew Hanen. The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas will file a writ of mandamus with the Federal 5th […]

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Department of Justice Joins Immigrant Youth in Calling Out Anti-Immigrant Judge’s Demand for Addresses

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion with Judge Andrew Hanen to stay his request for the personal information of over 50,000 undocumented youth who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The DOJ request comes days after United We Dream members hand-delivered over 2,000 petitions […]

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United We Dream & MPower Change to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: End The Raids

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, forty immigrant youth, parents & community members from United We Dream affiliate groups and Muslim community leaders from MPower Change rallied outside the Washington home of Secretary Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to demand that DHS put an end to its immigration raids and an end to […]

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