Donald Trump is a Bigot but GOP Field Remains United in Denying Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a press conference in Dubuque, IA, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kicked Univision reporter Jorge Ramos, who challenged Trump on his offensive immigration plan that would deport 11 million people, and even 5 million U.S. citizens.  Following the […]

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Jeb Bush Dumps His “Act of Love” Thing on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2015 Contact: Adam Luna | [email protected] | 202.486.3020 Immigrant Youth of UWD: GOP candidates’ recent obsession with infants and pregnant mothers is disgusting Washington, DC – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that as President he would favor policies to ensure “that you don’t have these, you know, […]

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Sec. Clinton still Doesn’t get the Central American child refugee crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463   WASHINGTON, D.C. – During an event in Las Vegas yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to reporters on several issues, including immigration, and attempted to clarify her previous response to the child refugee crisis in which she suggested the children […]

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Donald Trump’s Hateful Immigration Plan Guarantees Republicans Will Lose Latino and Immigrant Vote by Record Numbers (Again)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump released his immigration position paper and promoted it on Sunday morning talk shows saying that undocumented immigrants “have to go”. His plan calls for a border wall, tripling the number of Immigration and […]

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President Obama’s Immigration Actions Score Another Victory in Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit rules Arpaio’s arguments against DACA and DAPA have no legal standing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously dismissed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit against President Obama’s […]

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UWD Launches Sobriety Campaign to Protect Viewers During Tonight’s GOP Debate

If you want to stay sober, your phrase of the night should be “I support a pathway to citizenship”! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The top 10 polling GOP candidates (by FOX News’ scientific method) are set to participate in the first debate toward […]

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Jeb Bush Lays Out Immigration Plan

Reminiscent of Mitt Romney, Bush calls for self-deportation, militarized border and more pain for immigrant communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, GOP presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush released a six-point immigration plan that, “In addition to shoring up border security […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Channels Republicans in Latest Comments on Immigration

In Vox interview, Sanders blames immigrants for making Americans poorer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was asked about immigration and said, “I think from a moral responsibility, we’ve got to work […]

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Immigrant Youth Protest CA. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in Washington D.C. and San Francisco

Democrats must not jump on Donald Trump’s bandwagon and push legislation that would undermine community safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, immigrant youth descended into the Senate offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), demand that they abandon legislation that […]

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Politicians Shamefully Use Tragedy to Push Bad Public Policy

Legislation Would Undermine Public Safety for All and Targets All Immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2015 Contact: Adrian Reyna | [email protected] | 832.964.3236 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, “Oversight of the Administration’s Misdirected Immigration Enforcement Policies: Examining the Impact on Public Safety and Honoring the Victims,” to advance […]

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DHS Begins Releasing Families From Detention Who Pass Credible Fear

UWD welcomes development, but demands DHS end all family detention now FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, after relentless pressure from advocates, the Department of Homeland Security reversed its course on detaining families and began releasing mothers and children who have presented a credible […]

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California Sens. Boxer and Feinstein Must Not Fan the Flames of Fear by Pushing Legislation To Harm Immigrant Communities

Studies show, law enforcement agencies & progressive leaders agree: forcing local police collaboration with ICE undermines public safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported by Lauren Fox in National Journal today, California Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are planning to introduce a […]

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United We Dream Joins Advocates to Rally at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Oral arguments heard on Republican lawsuit which is delaying President Obama’s executive actions which would protect nearly five million immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments to lift an injunction on President Obama’s 2014 […]

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BREAKING: Six Trans and Queer Individuals Risking Arrest in Front of White House

United We Dream continues demand that President Obama immediately end detention of vulnerable people, including LGBTQ immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, more than 50 protesters descended in front of the White House to demand an end to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and […]

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New ICE Guidelines for Transgender Immigrants Are Not Enough

DHS and ICE must end inhumane practice of detaining LGBTQ and other vulnerable immigrants immediately  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) publicly issued guidance on the detention of transgender immigrants. Today’s guidelines come on the eve of a […]

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