Immigrant Youth Confront Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. – This week, immigrant youth organizers from San Diego Dream Team and New Mexico Dream Team protested at Donald Trump’s rallies in San Diego, CA and Albuquerque, NM, respectively, to demand an end to his campaign of hate. Today, San Diego leaders marched to Trump’s California rally holding signs that read “End The […]

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United We Dream & MPower Change to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: End The Raids

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, forty immigrant youth, parents & community members from United We Dream affiliate groups and Muslim community leaders from MPower Change rallied outside the Washington home of Secretary Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to demand that DHS put an end to its immigration raids and an end to […]

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United We Dream Delivers 2,000 Petitions to the Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. – This morning, immigrant youth from Connecticut, New York and Virginia delivered 2,000 petitions to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asking them to not honor Republican Judge Andrew Hanen’s outrageous demand for the personal information of nearly 100,000 immigrant youth who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and […]

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United We Dream Confronts Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at Georgetown University

Washington, DC – On Saturday, activists from United We Dream, the largest community of undocumented immigrant youth in the country, interrupted U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Commencement Ceremony. The leaders protested the harsh enforcement tactics used by the Obama Administration’s immigration agents who are […]

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Immigrant Youth Demand That Department Of Justice Resist Against Attacks on Immigrant Youth

Washington, DC – Today, United We Dream joined together with Marielena Hincapie with the National Immigration Law Center, David Leopold, former President of the American Immigration Law Center and Lynn Tramonte with America’s Voice to explain and speak out against the outrageous order issued by Judge Andrew Hanen to collect the personal information of some […]

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Republican Judge Calls for Personal Information of Immigrant Youth

Washington, D.C. – Today, Republican Judge Andrew Hanen issued an outrageous order to the government seeking to collect the personal information of immigrant youth who received three-year work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and who simultaneously reside in the 26 states involved in the United States v. Texas lawsuit.  His […]

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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 NY […]

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United We Dream “MigraWatch” Initiative Defends Community Against Immigration Raids

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, news broke that the Obama Administration is planning to launch a new wave of raids on immigrant mothers, children and families who fled violence in Central America. Immigrant youth across the country are responding by turbocharging United We Dream’s longstanding initiative to equip the immigrant community with the tools they need […]

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Undocumented Youth Host Educators Conferences to Mobilize Education Advocates

Washington, D.C. – This month, throughout the southwest region of the United States, immigrant youth are training educators and school staff with best practices for supporting undocumented students in their respective states. Tomorrow, young people in Austin, TX with the University Leadership Initiative will host their educators conference and earlier this month, conferences were held by […]

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Immigrant Leaders Demand End to Dangerous 287(g) Deportation Program in Harris County

Houston, TX – Yesterday, a coalition of immigrant youth leaders and attorneys testified before the Commissioner’s Court to demand an immediate end to funding for Harris County’s 287(g) contract, which allows the federal government to delegate immigration enforcement powers to state and local law enforcement. Additionally, the coalition urged interim Sheriff Ron Hickman to not […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families Conclude Packed Week of Action at Supreme Court

Washington, DC – United We Dream and leaders from across the country gathered today in front of the Supreme Court to end a week packed with actions to continue uplifting one message: “End Deportations and Free DAPA” Leaders from Student Immigrant Movement (MA), New Mexico Dream Team (NM), New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM), DREAMers’ […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families Host People’s Court in Front of Supreme Court

Washington, DC – Three days after the oral arguments on United States v. Texas, immigrant youth and families from across the country continue to make their voices heard and hosted a mock hearing in front of the Supreme Court. While some news stories predict uncertainty, immigrant leaders took to the Court to share their personal […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families Confront Senate Republicans To Ask: Why The Hate?

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth from across the country returned to Capitol Hill, this time to Republican Senate offices, to shame Senators with a history of political obstruction on immigration, votes to undermine the DACA program and support for the Republican lawsuit to block deportation protections for an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants. The […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families to House Republicans: Shame! Shame! Shame!

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth from across the country marched to Republican House offices to call out the toxic role that four Congressmen have played in the purely political Republican lawsuit to block deportation protections for an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants. The action comes one day after historic Supreme Court oral arguments on DAPA […]

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More Concerns and Questions After Meeting with Houston Sheriff About Deportation Program

Houston, TX – This week, immigrant advocates, youth and community members met with Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman to ask that the County end its participation in a federal deportation program known as 287(g). This widely criticized program violates due process, furthers racial profiling, causes family separations, strains Harris County’s resources and taxpayers’ money by […]

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