United We Dream Celebrates Lorella Praeli, A True UWD Success Story

Praeli Stepping Down as UWD Director of Advocacy & Policy to Assume Role with the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Washington, D.C. – The United We Dream Network’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Lorella Praeli, has stepped down from her staff role with […]

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Only One Thing Stands in the Way of Deportation Relief For Millions: Heartless, Republican Politics

Immigrant youth and families from grassroots organizations across the country uplift stories of parents, who today should have been able to apply for work permits and deportation relief  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN, TX. – Today, immigrant youth and families across the country […]

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United We Dream Opposes Latest Right-Wing Attempt to Prevent Some Immigrant Youth From Realizing their Dreams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 United We Dream Opposes Latest Right-Wing Attempt to Prevent Some Immigrant Youth From Realizing their Dreams WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House is debating an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which will allow Dreamers to serve in the military. […]

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Jeb Bush Would Not Repeal Deferred Action Programs Until “Passing Meaningful Reform on Immigration”

United We Dream demands that any president not only keep existing protections but provide further executive protections to our community   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly scheduled to air tonight, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said […]

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Undocumented Community Takes Center Stage As Hillary Clinton Lays Out Immigration Positions

United We Dream Calls on Clinton to Commit to Moving Executive Action While – Not After – Working With Congress on Citizenship Legislation    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2015 CONTACT: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Hillary Clinton met with Dreamers in Nevada during a roundtable discussion to begin […]

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Dreamers to Hillary Clinton: Expand Protections to Undocumented Immigrants

Next President must build upon immigration progress of Deferred Action and improve the lives of immigrants, not drag our nation backwards.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2015 CONTACT: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will talk immigration during a roundtable discussion at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev. […]

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United We Dream Stands in Solidarity with Freddie Gray’s Family and Baltimore Community

Immigrant youth commend decision by Maryland State Attorney for Baltimore City to push criminal charges in Gray’s murder   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Earlier today, Maryland State Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby declared that the state will press criminal charges, including homicide, […]

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Supreme Court Holds Historic Hearing on Same-Sex Marriage

United We Dream Leader: Isabel and I are here today for the more than 267,000 undocumented LGBTQ immigrants who live a life in two closets FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held a historic hearing that could ultimately lead to […]

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New Report: ICE Unhinged

‘Prosecutorial Discretion Denied’ documents cases of ICE immigration field agent overreach FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 22, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Contact: Paromita Shah | [email protected] | 202.271.2286 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, United We Dream and the National Immigration Project of National Lawyers Guild released the report, Prosecutorial Discretion Denied, highlighting […]

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Immigrant Community Loudly Declares: We Will Win

United We Dream, along with Hundreds of Immigrants and Advocates Rally Outside of New Orleans Courthouse, Celebrate Stories of Immigrant Community Members Who Will Benefit from DACA+/DAPA A video of today’s action can be found here.  Pictures and tweets from today’s action can be found in the storify here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2015 […]

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Marco Rubio’s Dreams are Immigrant Community’s Nightmare

On day he announces Presidential candidacy, nearly 100 advocates and allies protest Florida Senator’s backtrack on immigration and votes against deferred action MIAMI, FL. – Today, Marco Rubio formally announced his candidacy for president in 2016 during a speech in Miami’s Freedom Tower. Outside, close to 100 people representing United We Dream, Homestead ERA, United […]

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Hillary Clinton Makes it Official. But What’s Her Official Stance on Immigration?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Hillary Clinton Makes it Official. But What’s Her Official Stance on Immigration? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for president in 2016. Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream’s managing director issued the following the statement, “Now that Secretary Clinton […]

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Presidente Obama Reconoce Lo Qué la Comunidad LGBTQ ha sabido todo el tiempo: Somos perfectos como somos

WASHINGTON, DC – A última hora la noche de ayer, el presidente Obama llamó a poner fin a la terapia “conversión” para la comunidad gay y transgénero, una táctica ofensiva utilizada por organizaciones conservadores y religiosos que ha tenido efectos devastadores y de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales . Terapia de “conversión” gay y trans […]

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President Obama Acknowledges What LGBTQ Community Has Known All Along: We’re Perfect the Way We Are

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 9, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last night, President Obama called for an end to “conversion” therapy for the gay and transgender community, an offensive tactic used by socially conservative and religious organizations that has had devastating effects and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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ICYMI: Texas Dreamers Fight For Their Right to an Education

Undocumented students, United We Dream members, testify against bill to repeal in-state tuition until 2 a.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 7, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – While you were sleeping, Texas Dreamers testified against Texas Senate Bill . 1819, a bill that would end in-state college tuition rates for […]

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