New Report: ICE Unhinged

‘Prosecutorial Discretion Denied’ documents cases of ICE immigration field agent overreach FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 22, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Contact: Paromita Shah | [email protected] | 202.271.2286 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, United We Dream and the National Immigration Project of National Lawyers Guild released the report, Prosecutorial Discretion Denied, highlighting […]

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Immigrant Community Loudly Declares: We Will Win

United We Dream, along with Hundreds of Immigrants and Advocates Rally Outside of New Orleans Courthouse, Celebrate Stories of Immigrant Community Members Who Will Benefit from DACA+/DAPA A video of today’s action can be found here.  Pictures and tweets from today’s action can be found in the storify here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2015 […]

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Marco Rubio’s Dreams are Immigrant Community’s Nightmare

On day he announces Presidential candidacy, nearly 100 advocates and allies protest Florida Senator’s backtrack on immigration and votes against deferred action MIAMI, FL. – Today, Marco Rubio formally announced his candidacy for president in 2016 during a speech in Miami’s Freedom Tower. Outside, close to 100 people representing United We Dream, Homestead ERA, United […]

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Hillary Clinton Makes it Official. But What’s Her Official Stance on Immigration?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Hillary Clinton Makes it Official. But What’s Her Official Stance on Immigration? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for president in 2016. Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream’s managing director issued the following the statement, “Now that Secretary Clinton […]

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Presidente Obama Reconoce Lo Qué la Comunidad LGBTQ ha sabido todo el tiempo: Somos perfectos como somos

WASHINGTON, DC – A última hora la noche de ayer, el presidente Obama llamó a poner fin a la terapia “conversión” para la comunidad gay y transgénero, una táctica ofensiva utilizada por organizaciones conservadores y religiosos que ha tenido efectos devastadores y de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales . Terapia de “conversión” gay y trans […]

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President Obama Acknowledges What LGBTQ Community Has Known All Along: We’re Perfect the Way We Are

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 9, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last night, President Obama called for an end to “conversion” therapy for the gay and transgender community, an offensive tactic used by socially conservative and religious organizations that has had devastating effects and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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ICYMI: Texas Dreamers Fight For Their Right to an Education

Undocumented students, United We Dream members, testify against bill to repeal in-state tuition until 2 a.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 7, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – While you were sleeping, Texas Dreamers testified against Texas Senate Bill . 1819, a bill that would end in-state college tuition rates for […]

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United We Dream Set to Launch “National Institutions Coming Out Day”

Colleges and universities commit publicly to supporting undocumented students at their school FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 3, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) is set to launch National Institutions Coming Out Day on April 7. Nearly 50 schools including middle schools, high […]

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Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) Leaders Honored at Trans100

Trans100 recognized two leaders for their work in advocating for dignity and fair treatment of all immigrant communities     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 1, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Transgender, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and allied community came together on March 29 at the Mayne […]

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United We Dream: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law is an Attack Against Immigrant Community

The Indiana law is free pass to discriminate against women & LGBTQ immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that allows private businesses to discriminate against people because of gender identity or sexual […]

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Caught on Video: Ted Cruz is Running! (Away from his Immigration Record)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he is running for President in 2016. See video of Ted Cruz on the run from Dreamers here.  When asked a simple question: “Do you want to deport me?” by Dreamers […]

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ICE Director Saldaña Begs For Immigration Enforcement Bill Day After ICE Operation Outside of Florida Elementary School

Administration appears to ramp up scare tactics in immigrant communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Washington, DC – At a House and Government Reform Committee today, ICE Director Sarah Saldaña asked GOP leaders for new harsh immigration enforcement legislation. Saldaña’s shocking request comes a day after an […]

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Nearly 700,000 Dreamers are Living Proof that Executive Action on Immigration Works

Six More Congressional Hearings on Immigration are Living Proof that the Republican Strategy Doesn’t FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In what’s become an unhealthy obsession, Republicans this week are giving their attacks on the immigrant community another try with six congressional hearings on immigration. […]

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“Constitutional Conservative” Hopes to Rewrite Constitution

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) launches his annual push to scapegoat immigrants and unravel the Constitution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The GOP’s far right Members of Congress are again attacking immigrants, this time by trying to rewrite the 14th amendment of the constitution that […]

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50 Years After Selma to Montgomery March, United We Dream Salutes ACIJ, Honors Freedom Fighters of Yesterday and Today

Salutes Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was 50 years ago tomorrow when hundreds of courageous individuals marched east out of Selma, Ala. towards the state’s capital Montgomery, fighting for the right for African-Americans to vote in the […]

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