Trump Demands Billions To Cause Misery for Immigrants

Washington, DC – Today, the Trump Administration asked the nation for billions in cash to carry out their white nationalist fantasy of mass detention and deportation. Included in the budget request are $1.5 billion for the construction of new immigration detention centers, as well as funding to deport undocumented people detained, $314 million for the […]

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Immigrant Youth and LGBTQIA Leaders Converge on Capitol to Stop Attacks on Texans

Austin, TX — Today, immigrant youth and LGBTQIA leaders convened at the Texas Capitol to call on legislators to oppose Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4, the Trans Oppression Senate Bill 6, and protect higher education for undocumented students. The multi-issue group continues to work together to block bills that seek to hold back, terrorize, and criminalize […]

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Target of Trump’s Immigration Nightmare, Daniel Ramirez, Continues to Be Denied His Freedom

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue rejected the Trump Administration’s demand that Daniel be denied his right to have his case heard in Federal court. But while the hearing process goes on, Daniel will remain in detention – denied his freedom and access to be a dad to his son. Greisa […]

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Dany Is Released, Organizing Wins & Immigrant Youth Pledge to Keep Fighting

Washington, DC – Today, Dany Vargas, a DACA beneficiary who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for speaking about a targeted attack on her family, is free. Her release arrives after immigrant families and allies made over more than 2,000 calls to DHS Secretary John Kelly and gathered outside the Department of […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families to Republicans: Use Your Power to Pressure Trump to Rescind His Deportation Executive Orders

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) filed the Recognizing America’s Children Act, a bill that would allow undocumented youth to be protected from deportation and set on a path to citizenship.   Immigrant youth and families responded by emphasizing that Republicans should pressure Trump to rescind his deportation executive orders and not play […]

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Daniel Ramirez Medina is a Target of Trump’s Mass Deportation Executive Orders. We Demand His Immediate Release.

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Seattle District Court heard the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a father of a three year old who has been held unjustly in detention for over 20 days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) terrorized his father’s home. Daniel has DACA and has sued the government for wrongfully framing him […]

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Trump’s Latest Muslim and Refugee Ban Will Be Defeated

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump signed another executive order designed to keep Muslims and refugees out of the United States in another attempt to legalize his hatred and racism. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “Make no mistake: this executive order will be defeated, just like the last one. Trump’s first […]

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Immigrant Youth Will Protect Their Families — Even When ICE Retaliates

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies gathered at the Department of Homeland Security to deliver boxes containing 50,000 petitions addressed to DHS Secretary John Kelly demanding the release of Daniela Vargas and Daniel Ramirez, two undocumented youth with DACA who were detained in the past month.  And just this morning, immigrant mothers and […]

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Dreamer Detained in Mississippi — Trump’s Claims on Immigration Compassion Has Proven to Be a Lie

Washington, DC – Just hours after Trump’s speech to Congress, his immigration agents tracked down a young woman in Mississippi to detain and deport her. Immigrant youth are encouraging people to sign a petition to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly demanding that Dany Vargas be released. Know Dany’s story and know the truth […]

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“Do We Believe That Trump Is Softening On Immigration? No.”

IMMIGRANT YOUTH LEADERS NATIONWIDE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT Washington, DC – Last night, Donald Trump gave his first speech to Congress as President. On immigration, he repeated his rationale for yet more immigration enforcement and in another attack on immigrant families – called for an end to family-based immigration policies. Outside of Trump’s address, hundreds chanted […]

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After Year Long Campaign, Immigrant Youth and Allies Celebrate End of 287(g) in Harris County

Houston, TX — Tuesday evening, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, took one step closer to ending Harris County’s collaboration with ICE by terminating the County’s 287(g) program. The program, which deputizes officers as ICE agents in county jails, has been responsible for sending immigrant families into a spiral of life-altering events that tear apart families, […]

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New DHS Guidance on Immigration: Yet More Evidence of Trump Building Deportation Force

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security developed new guidance on immigration which makes all undocumented people vulnerable to deportation. The guidance comes after Trump issued executive orders declaring that all undocumented immigrants are a national security threat. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “In public, Trump […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Descend on Office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Demand Ryan Keep His Word That Immigrant Youth & Families Are Safe

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies descended on the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, demanding that he keep his word that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigrant families are safe under the Trump Administration. Over the last month, following orders from the President’s executive orders, agents with […]

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Immigrant Youth Demand Republicans Put An End to Donald Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

Washington, D.C. — Today, news broke of a draft memo by the Trump administration circulating in the Department of Homeland Security that would make 100,000 National Guard Troops’ primary function to terrorize and deport immigrants in 11 states, including: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. White House Press […]

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UWD to Trump: You Can’t Love Immigrant Youth While You Terrorize Immigrants

Washington, DC – Donald Trump expressed affection for immigrant youth at a press conference earlier today. Meanwhile, Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA beneficiary is being denied his freedom by agents of Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), mothers like Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos are being deported, women are being processed for deportation after reporting […]

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