Joe Biden to House Democrats: “What Raids?”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden was dispatched to get House Democrats off of President Obama’s back for terrorizing immigrant communities with raids and other indefensible tactics. The Vice President’s pitch comes after the White House has been called out by 150 House Democrats, Democratic Senators, Asian Pacific Islander leaders, faith community leaders, […]

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New Report: “Immigration Raids: The Real Impact” Documenting 316 Calls for Help in Less Than One Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United We Dream released “Immigration Raids: The Real Impact” a report summarizing the findings of United We Dream’s Deportation Defense Hotline, which has received 316 calls to report Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity as well as calls for help in the last month. The report documents the first community-driven accounting […]

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United We Dream Unveils Largest Survey of LGBTQ Immigrant Community

Washington, DC – United We Dream, the national network of immigrant youth, has just released its “No More Closets” report, the largest national survey of the LGBTQ immigrant community ever conducted. The report tells the collective and individual stories of some 461 individuals who self identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and who […]

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Senators Demand End to Immigration Raids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, 22 Senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for an end to his Administration’s practice of immigration raids which have left millions of people across the country living in a state of fear. The Senators join Democratic leaders in the House in addition to educators, LGBTQ community and […]

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280 Educators & National Educator Unions Call on President Obama to Stop the Raids on Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 280 educators, along with the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, joined the United We Dream Network in sending a letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, calling for an immediate end to the Administration’s immigration raids. The raids have caused a wave of fear throughout the […]

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Yes! Supreme Court Decides to Give Our Families Their Day In Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court decided today to take up Texas vs. US, a case which  this could decide whether or not millions of immigrants are able to live without fear of deportation and have work authorization. At issue is a policy decision made by President Obama in late 2014 to use his authority […]

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36 LGBTQ Organizations Call on President Obama to Stop the Raids, Provide Immediate Relief to Immigrants

Washington, DC – Today, 36 national and local organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people sent a letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security calling for an immediate end to the Administration’s heavy-handed and immoral immigration raids , which have sparked a new wave of terror in immigrant communities across the country. […]

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Obama Says His Conscience is Clean on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told Univision that on immigration, the President goes to bed each night with a “clean conscience.” The statement came amidst widespread condemnation of the Administration’s immigration raids which have left immigrant communities across the country terrified. Yesterday, United We Dream released a new video about […]

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As Obama Prepares for His Final State of the Union, Immigration Raids Cement His Legacy As Deporter-In-Chief

Washington, DC – In the wake of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) January 4th announcement of increased immigration enforcement tactics, the United We Dream Deportation Defense Hotline has received disturbing reports of raids, checkpoints and harassment of immigrant families. The raids have been condemned by elected officials including the Democratic leadership in Congress, candidates […]

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As Obama Prepares for His Final State of the Union, Immigration Raids Cement His Legacy As Deporter-In-Chief

Washington, DC – In the wake of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) January 4th announcement of increased immigration enforcement tactics, the United We Dream Deportation Defense Hotline has received disturbing reports of raids, checkpoints and harassment of immigrant families. The raids have been condemned by elected officials including the Democratic leadership in Congress, candidates […]

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Las Redadas del Presidente Obama Causan Un Estado de Terror en la Comunidad Inmigrante

Washington, DC – Ayer , el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional confirmó la operación nacional de redadas reportadas por el Washington Post el 23 de Diciembre del 2015. El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional y El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) ha incrementado sus operaciones de redadas a través de los Estados Unidos para […]

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President Obama’s Raids Cause State of Fear for Immigrant Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed the national raid operation reported by the Washington Post on December 23rd, 2015. The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have ramped up raid operations across the United States to deport thousands of immigrant families and asylum seekers. Armando Carrada, leader […]

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The Rise in American Hate: It’s About More Than Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United We Dream joined over 700 organizations in calling out the rise of hatred and violence in American politics through a new public education campaign which includes a full page ad in the New York Times and social media. The ad comes one week after immigrant youth leaders who were standing up […]

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DACA Eligible Young Man Scheduled for Imminent Deportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United We Dream, along with five other national racial justice, immigration, and drug law reform groups release a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday calling for the immediate release of the DACA-eligible father, Luis Sanchez Ponce, from detention. The case is urgent as Luis was […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Republicans’ Latest Immigration Delay

Washington, DC – The Supreme Court rejected the State of Texas’ attempt to delay a decision by the high court on whether or not to rule on protecting nearly 5 million people from deportation. Texas now has until December 29th to file their appeal. Greisa Martinez, advocacy coordinator for United We Dream said: “My mom […]

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