BREAKING: Six Trans and Queer Individuals Risking Arrest in Front of White House

United We Dream continues demand that President Obama immediately end detention of vulnerable people, including LGBTQ immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, more than 50 protesters descended in front of the White House to demand an end to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and […]

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New ICE Guidelines for Transgender Immigrants Are Not Enough

DHS and ICE must end inhumane practice of detaining LGBTQ and other vulnerable immigrants immediately  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) publicly issued guidance on the detention of transgender immigrants. Today’s guidelines come on the eve of a […]

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Supreme Court Makes History, Makes Same Sex Marriage Legal Country-Wide

An Important Step; Fight for Full Equality Continues FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Obergefell v. Hodges, making same-sex marriage legal across the country. Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, deputy managing director for United We Dream said, [Felipe is also available for […]

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DHS Secretary Announces Changes to Family Detention but Refuses to End the Practice

United We Dream continues call to immediately end the practice of placing women and children in jail-like conditions  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced changes to immigrant family detention policies, such as making conditions for release […]

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House Members Join Call to End LGBTQ Immigrant Detention

United We Dream has led the campaign calling on Department of Homeland Security to immediately end inhumane practice of detaining LGBTQ immigrants  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 SEE LETTER HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a group of 35 Democratic Members of Congress called on Department of Homeland […]

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New Name, Same Problems: DHS’ New Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) is Re-boot of Discredited “S-Comm”

PEP will continue to tear apart families and undermine human rights & community safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security recently announced the implementation of its “Priority Enforcement Program” (PEP), sparking opposition from immigrant and civil and human rights groups […]

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BREAKING: Immigrant Youth Interrupt Jeb Bush’ Presidential Announcement

While immigration was absent from Bush’s prepared remarks, immigrant youth force the issue onto the agenda    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2015 Contact: Saul Aleman | [email protected] | 786.728.0450 Mayra Rubio | [email protected] | 786.278.0054 Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 MIAMI, FL – As Jeb Bush announced his 2016 presidential bid, immigrant and […]

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Deferred Action Program At Three Years – Immigrant Youth Highlight Program’s Success

Close to 700,000 immigrant youth are proof that deportation relief program works and that community is ready for more   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three years ago today, President Obama announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which […]

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$422,442,735 In Fees Paid by Undocumented Immigrant Youth with Deferred Action

Presidential Executive Action on Immigration Works – Further Proof that Republican Political Games to Delay the Program’s Expansion are Bogus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Washington, DC – New data released today from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency reveal that 908,479 young people have received […]

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Senators Join Growing Call to End Immigrant Family Detention

Immigrant youth call on Department of Homeland Security immediately end inhumane practice of detaining women and children  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a group of 33 Democratic senators called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end the inhumane practice of […]

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As Gay Pride Month Begins Obama Administration Continues Human Rights Violations Against LGBTQ Immigrants

As Gay Pride Month Begins Obama Administration Continues Human Rights Violations Against LGBTQ Immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Washington, DC – As gay pride month begins with celebrations across the country, United We Dream reminds the country of horrific human rights violations LGBTQ people are experiencing […]

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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Announces Bid for President

Republican was member of gang-of-eight that drafted immigration reform bill in 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became the ninth Republican to officially announce a bid to the White House. To immigration advocates, Sen. Graham is best known for […]

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Former MD Governor Martin O’Malley Makes Run For President Official

O’Malley, and All Candidates, Must Commit to Protecting Millions More in Our Community Immediately Upon Becoming President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley officially announced his bid for President of the United States this weekend at an event on Baltimore’s […]

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Pressure Mounts on DHS to Shut Down Family Detention

Immigrant youth call on Department of Homeland Security immediately end inhumane practice of detaining women and children FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, a letter signed by 136 Democratic Members of Congress called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end […]

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Former N.Y. Governor George Pataki Makes Run For President Official

Pataki signed the New York in-state tuition for Dreamers in 2002, making it the third state in the country to do so FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.  – Three-time New York Governor George Pataki became the eighth Republican to officially declare his candidacy […]

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