Immigrant Youth to Trump: Don’t Mess With DACA, Don’t Terrorize Immigrants

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump was sworn is as the next President of the United States after leading a campaign of division, racism and hatred. Trump’s remarks were a nationalist call to arms to dehumanized and criminalize immigrants and people of color.  They were devoid of specifics when it came to the future 750,000 […]

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Remarks of Greisa Martinez Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Washington, DC – Today, at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC – leaders joined together in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony was sponsored by the Advancement Project, the Washington National Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese. Below are comments prepared by Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream: […]

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In Over 70 Events Nationwide, Immigrants and Allies Of All Backgrounds Defiantly Declare That They Are #HereToStay

Contact: Nicky Vogt at 202-331-2389; [email protected] OR Adam Luna at 202-486-3020; [email protected] OR Carlos Vogel at 202-239-2133; [email protected] OR María Ponce at 202-394-2139; [email protected] OR Susana Flores at 915-525-2434; [email protected] OR Maria Fernanda Durand at 240-706-2624; [email protected] Washington, DC  – Today people of conscience all across the world united in defense of immigrants and refugees […]

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Pompano, FL – Community Members To Hold Rally Outside Broward Transitional Center On National Day of Action To Prevent Deportations & Protect Immigrants and Refugees

ADVISORY Saturday January 14th @ 12PM EST Pompano, FL – On Saturday, Community members will host a community cultural rally outside of Broward Transitional Center on a national day of action to prevent deportations by winning local policy changes at the state and city level, calling for the creation of sanctuary spaces in churches and […]

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Houston, TX – Immigrant Youth & Allies To Gather in Houston on National Day of Action To Protect Immigrants and Declare Houston is Home in a New Era of Resistanc

ADVISORY Saturday, January 14th @ 11 am Houston, TX – Saturday, January 14, DACA youth, immigrant right groups, community members, people of faith, and labor advocates will gather for a National Day of Action to prevent the deportation of Houston immigrants by winning local policy changes for the City of Houston and Harris County, and […]

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Albuquerque, NM – Immigrant Youth and Allies To March On National Day of Action To Prevent Deportations & Protect Immigrants and Refugees

ADVISORY Saturday January 14th @ 10 am Albuquerque, N.M. – On Saturday, immigrant youth from all across the state, together with hundreds of community members, people of faith and labor advocates, will rally and march beginning at the corner of MLK Jr. Ave. and University Blvd. on a national day of action to prevent deportations […]

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Phoenix, AZ – DACA Recipients and Allies To Hold Press Conference On National Day of Action To Protect Immigrants and Refugees.

ADVISORY Saturday, January 14th @ 10:00am Phoenix, AZ– On Saturday, immigrant youth and allies will come together at the LUCHA Office to share the impact DACA has had on their lives and demand sanctuary policies at the local and state level. The press conference will be followed by a renewal clinic for youth determined to […]

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McAllen, TX – Immigrant Community and Allies To March On National Day of Action To Prevent Deportations & Protect the Rights of Border Residents

ADVISORY Saturday Jan 14th @ 10am McAllen, TX – On Saturday, immigrants, together with hundreds of community members, people of faith and advocates for environmental justice, will rally through central Mcallen to Archer Park on a national day of action to protect the rights of border residents and prevent deportations. In nearly 50 cities across […]

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Escondido, CA – Immigrant Youth and Allies To Hold Press Conference at Escondido Police Department On National Day of Action To Prevent Deportations & Protect Immigrants and Refugees

ADVISORY Saturday January 14th @10AM Escondido, CA– On Saturday, immigrant youth leaders and allies will hold a press conference at Escondido Police Department to shed light to the collaboration between ICE and local police happening in Escondido and affirm that we are ready to organize and create the coalitions needed to win local victories that […]

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Protecting the Nearly 800,000 Young Immigrants Covered by DACA Makes Common Sense

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Mike Coffman (R-CO)  introduced legislation in the House called the BRIDGE Act to protect the nearly 800,000 young people currently protected from deportation and able to work because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).  The bill is the House companion to a BRIDGE […]

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Time for General John Kelly To Take a Stand On DACA, Protecting Immigrants

Washington, DC – In what may have been Gen. John Kelly’s first conversation with an undocumented person since being nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Yenimar Cortes from UWD Affiliate Connecticut Students for a Dream, this week explained to him how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program […]

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At Today’s Confirmation Hearings, Children of DACA Recipients, Immigrant Youth and Mothers Call for Saving DACA, Protecting Immigrants from Deportation

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate is set to hold hearings on Donald Trump’s first two major cabinet nominees: Senator Jeff Sessions who has been nominated to be the next Attorney General of the United States and General John Kelly, who has been nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of […]

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***PRESS CALL*** TOMORROW, January 5th, 1:00 PM EST DIAL: 719-325-2295; PASSCODE: “9639097”

Immigrant Advocates to Announce Details of January 14th National Day of Action in DC and Nearly 50 Locations Contact: Nicky Vogt at 202-331-2389; [email protected] OR Adam Luna at 202-486-4030; [email protected] OR Carlos Vogel at 202-239-2133; [email protected] OR María Ponce at 202-394-2139; [email protected] OR Susana Flores at 915-525-2434; [email protected] OR Maria Fernanda Durand at 240-706-2624; [email protected] […]

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Department of Homeland Security Must Not Use Good Faith of Immigrant Youth and Families to Terrorize and Deport Them

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wrote a letter to Members of Congress reiterating the Department’s intent of only using confidential information provided in applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) for the purpose of that program. To date, the two-year, renewable […]

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Muslim Leaders and Allies Win End to Dormant Muslim Registry Program

Washington, DC & New York, NY –  Today, South Asian and Muslim immigrant leaders from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), together with MPower Change and MoveOn.org and others, succeeded in pressuring the White House to announce an end to the islamophobic National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), an immigrant registry program created by President […]

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