She’s Free! Yosselin Herrera Reunited with Her Family After Campaign to Stop Her Deportation & Detention

Washington, D.C. & Siler City, NC – Late yesterday, immigrant youth, educators, students, community members & her family won the release of Yosselin Herrera, a 19 year-old refugee from El Salvador who was detained at Irwin Detention Center, a private detention centers. Yosselin, who escaped violence by gang members, and came  to the U.S. as […]

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Civil Rights Groups: House Hearing Just Another Anti-Immigrant Sideshow

Washington, D.C. – As the House Judiciary Committee plans for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) oversight hearing with ICE Director Sarah Saldaña tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET, we call on those looking to be leaders on immigration to cast aside harmful and xenophobic rhetoric that divides our communities and instead focus on realistic, humane […]

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Immigrant Youth Stage Urgent Call To Stop Thursday Deportation of 19 Year-Old Refugee, Yosselin Herrera

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth launched an urgent call to stop the deportation of Yosselin Herrera, a 19 year-old Salvadoran teenager who is now being detained at the Irwin Detention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Yosselin, who immigrated to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor in 2014 to escape gang violence and sexual assault, was […]

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Immigrant Youth To Create A New Majority Houston

Houston, TX – Immigrant youth have just launched the New Majority Houston campaign to knock on the doors of Houston residents and turn registered voters out to the polls to vote on behalf of immigrants and people of color during this election season. The project builds on United We Dream’s “I Am A Dream Voter” […]

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Immigrant Youth Bring Their Voices To The Polls To #Take2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, immigrant youth are launching a national online campaign to turn registered voters out to the polls in November and pledge to vote on behalf of immigrants who cannot. The project builds on United We Dream’s “I Am A Dream Voter” civic engagement campaigns from 2012 and 2014. #Take2016 will reach over […]

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Community Organizing Stops Deportation of Tomoni Mwamunga!

Boston, Mass. – Yesterday, Tomoni Mwamunga, an undocumented and Black youth from Boston, Mass. was granted prosecutorial discretion after a months-long campaign to stop his deportation. Tomoni, born in Nairobi, Kenya was placed in removal proceedings after financial hardships forced him to disenroll from community college and lose his F-1 Visa. Undocumented Black immigrants, like […]

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In Anti-Immigrant Wave Immigrant Youth confront Texas Judge to Say: Hands Off! We’re Here to stay.

Brownsville, TX – Yesterday, immigrant youth leaders raised their voices outside the U.S. District Courthouse to fight back against Judge Andrew Hanen’s outrageous order that the Department of Justice turn over the names and addresses of 50,000 DACA beneficiaries with 3-year work permits issued before his injunction. Immigrant youth from United We Dream, Minority Affairs […]

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DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Must End Private Detention

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that he has directed a review of private prisons for immigrant detention to determine whether ICE will maintain their private contracts or terminate them. This follows a decision by the Department of Justice earlier this month to reduce, and ultimately end, the […]

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Immigrant Youth Fight Back Against Anti-Immigrant Judge

Washington, DC – Today, four courageous undocumented young people who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program took another step in their drive to protect the safety and privacy of 50,000 fellow immigrant youth from an anti-immigrant judge. Dubbed the “fearless four,” these young leaders today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the […]

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We Will Not Be Silent When Anti-Blackness Kills

No Permaneceremos Callados Cuando Sentimientos En Contra De La Gente Negra Matan Recientes Asesinatos Hechas por Policía son Asquerosas, Chocantes, y Demasiado Común Washington, DC – In the last week, three black men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., ‪Delrawn ‘Smalls’’ Dempsey‬ in Brooklyn and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN, were murdered at the […]

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Immigrant Youth Arrested At U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC – Today, five fearless immigrant youth leaders from United We Dream and local affiliate group Dreamers of Virginia were arrested while protesting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The five young people were standing up to name and honor those who have been deported to […]

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New Senate Bill on Central American Refugees

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced legislation about the horrific, violent humanitarian crises in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – the Secure the Northern Triangle Act. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director for United We Dream said, “With this bill’s introduction, Senator Reid and his colleagues make clear that there is a […]

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Immigrant Leaders Demand End To Deportations As DAPA And DACA Case Moves To Brownsville

Washington, D.C. – Today, in an outrageous decision in the case of United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court ruled that the 5th Circuit Decision was affirmed by “an equally divided court”. The injunction on both DAPA and Expanded DACA programs remain in place nationwide and the case returns to the conservative federal judge in […]

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ICYMI: United We Dream Opposes New Symbolic “Dream Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Miami Herald reported that Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) plans to introduce the “Recognizing American Children Act” which — like the DREAM Act — would enable some undocumented youth to remain in the country. Luiza Duarte Tanuri, Member of United We Dream’s National Leadership Committee and organizer with Make the Road […]

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Immigrant Youth at the Supreme Court

Washington, DC – Immigrant youth and allies were at the Supreme Court this morning waiting for the Supreme Court to issue their decision on the historic case of United States v. Texas where the justices are expected to decide whether or not they will put an end to the right wing political attack which has […]

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