United We Dream Responds to Grand Jury Decision to Not Indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the Shooting of Mike Brown

November 24, 2014 Immigrant youth rally behind Ferguson community: We Are All Mike Brown WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, a St. Louis grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed Mike Brown which took place earlier this year. United We Dream and its leaders issued the following […]

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After Tireless Campaign by Immigrant Youth and Families, President Obama To Announce Plan to Provide Relief from Deportation to Millions of Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Nearly 5 million protected from deportation, and there is more work to be done WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama is scheduled to announce major changes to immigration policy tonight. In response to details released by the White House today, United We Dream […]

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Senate Democratic Leadership Joins Dreamers

November 17, 2014 President Must Protect Parents of Dreamers from Deportation Now United We Dream: “The President can’t lead on immigration with half measures.” WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Politico reported on a letter sent to the President from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democratic leadership urging him to use his clear […]

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President Obama Admits Administration Has Deported People That Should Not Have Been Deported

November 10, 2014 GOP remains business as usual as talks of border security bill start WASHINGTON, DC – During an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation, President Obama reiterated his commitment to use his legal authority on immigration before the end of the year. During the interview, the President also said, “Every day that I […]

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President Obama Reiterates Promise to Use His Executive Authority on Immigration

November 5, 2014 United We Dream Vows to Ensure Millions in Our Communities – Including Parents of Dreamers – Are Protected Washington, DC – At a post-election press conference today, President Obama vowed three times to follow through with his promise of executive action on immigration this year. The President offered no details about his […]

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United We Dream Leaders Respond to Election Results

November 5, 2014 United We Dream Leaders Respond to Election Results Dreamers provide insight on what last night’s election results mean for immigration movement moving forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – The elections are now complete and, as predicted, Republicans are set to control both the House and Senate next year. The stage is now set for […]

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UWD & Legal Experts Define Success: Presidential Executive Action Must Be Broad, Bold and Inclusive

October 29, 2014 United We Dream & Legal Experts Define Success: Presidential Executive Action Must Be Broad, Bold and Inclusive WASHINGTON, D.C. – As stories are released that President Obama is finalizing plans for executive actions on immigration, United We Dream demanded that the President takes action, be bold and inclusive when using his executive […]

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North Carolina Dreamers to Hillary Clinton: Will You Stand With Dreamers and Demand President Obama to Stop Deporting our Parents?

October 26, 2014 Clinton continues dodging Dreamers, stands instead with Deportation Party Watch video here CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nine Dreamers from North Carolina confronted former Senator Hillary Clinton during a campaign speech for Sen. Kay Hagan, demanding that she stand with parents of Dreamers and urge President Obama to use his executive authority to provide […]

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Latest ICE Numbers Cement President Obama’s Legacy as Deporter-In-Chief

October 1, 2014 The Administration has broken its deportation record once again, surpassing 438,000 deportations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Released yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s latest annual report shows that the Obama administration has broken another record number of deportations, and countless families have been torn apart by the Administration. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United […]

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United We Dream Commends Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Decision to Expand Fee Assistance to DACA-mented Dreamers

September 26, 2014 Certain medical colleges express interest in allowing DACA-mented Dreamers to apply WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of American Medical Colleges announced today that students who currently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will now be eligible to receive financial assistance through the AAMC Fee Assistance Program during the medical […]

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United We Dream to White House: Nice Try

Dreamers will not be placated by laughably narrow action to include Dreamers in the military WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, the Department of Defense released a memorandum authorizing the extension of Military Accessions Vital to National Interests (MAVNI) pilot program that would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to apply for enlistment into the military, […]

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Mothers and Dreamers Arrested Outside of DNC Women Leadership Conference in D.C.

September 19, 2014 Immigrant women protest President’s decision to delay protection from deportation, which leaves millions of families in threat of separation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, during the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum Conference, nine brave women were arrested outside of the Marquis Marriott Hotel, protesting the President’s decision to delay using his […]

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ (CHC) Resolution is a Small Step Forward but Doesn’t Go Far Enough

September 19, 2014 United We Dream reminds CHC and President Obama that waiting is not an option for the Latino and immigrant community WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a resolution released late yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus condemned President Obama’s decision to delay using his executive authority to provide relief from deportation to millions, and demanded […]

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United We Dream Outraged That Congressional Hispanic Caucus Has Caved to President’s Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported earlier today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus backed off its demand that President Obama act on immigration by Thanksgiving, a date that already meant more than 70,000 people will be deported, and have instead pushed the date further back, allowing more families to be torn apart. Julieta Garibay, legislative affairs associate […]

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United We Dream Leaders Arrested Outside of Sen. Harry Reid’s Office, Demand He and Democratic Leaders Call on President to Go Big Now

September 9, 2014 Dreamers sit-in Sen. Reid’s office, Demand Leadership From Democrats WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, United We Dream leaders were arrested outside of the Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office. The young leaders were arrested while demanding that Sen. Reid show leadership and call on the President to provide relief for our families […]

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