Momentum to Protect Immigrant Youth Grows: New Bill May Protect Young People Covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) plans to introduce legislation designed to protect the over 700,000 immigrant youth who are currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The announcement comes after efforts by Sen. Dick Durbin and many others to turn up the volume on the […]

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Immigrant Youth To Senator Rubio: Eliminating DACA Means Deportation & Misery for 800,000 Young Immigrants and Our Families

Washington, D.C. – This weekend, on Meet the Press, Senator Marco Rubio was pressed for a recommendation to president-elect Donald Trump concerning his plans to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Rubio stated that DACA recipients should “have it for the remainder of that period of time, but you will not be […]

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Voto Latino and United We Dream Partner to Keep Immigrant Youth Safe on College Campuses

Washington, D.C. – November 16, 2016 – Voto Latino, the leading non-profit organization empowering American Latino millennials by engaging them through civic media and United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country will join efforts in organizing youth across the country to protect immigrants and their families from deportation by training young […]

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State of Resilience & Urgency For Immigrants

Español Abajo Washington, DC – The most contentious election in a generation is over. Across the country, immigrant youth in orange shirts, and backed by the strength of their convictions, faced the racism of Trump head on in a fight for their lives. United We Dream is calling on our community to learn how to […]

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Immigrant Youth, Families & Friends Host Press Conference On State of Resilience & Urgency

Wednesday, November 9, 12:30 eastern Live Stream Available for Press Off-Site Washington, D.C. – Following an overnight, multi-racial march and rally at the White House, United We Dream leaders and their families will assess the state of politics and discuss what comes next. Gathering at United We Dream, the national network of immigrant youth, they […]

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State of Urgency & Resilience For Immigrants

Washington, DC – The most contentious election in a generation is over. Across the country, immigrant youth in orange shirts, and backed by the strength of their convictions, faced the racism of Trump head on in a fight for their lives. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and co-founder of United We Dream, issued the following statement: […]

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Undocumented Immigrant Youth Are Getting Out The Vote In County Responsible for More Deportations Than Any Other

Houston, TX — For the last two months, immigrant youth together with civic engagement and immigrant rights organizations have knocked on thousands of doors of Latino and immigrant voters to diversify the electorate and educate the community on the role of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in immigration enforcement by highlighting the 287(g) program. The […]

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United We Dream to Protectors of the Water & Land: Our Struggles are Interconnected

Santa Fe, NM, Washington, DC & New York, NY – As the world witnesses the courageous struggle of our indigenous brothers and sisters in North Dakota, it has also witnessed the brutality of armed officers waging a war against them. The struggle has sparked a vibrant conversation among immigrant youth leaders about the role of […]

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Momentum Grows On Demand to Close Private & Family Detention Centers

Washington, DC – This week, dozens of advocates marched from the White House the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to honor the lives of the 165 people who’ve lost their lives in ICE run detention centers since 2003. This last year alone, there have been 11 deaths in detention centers at the hands […]

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United We Dream Breaks the Silence About Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Washington, DC – Today, United We Dream published a post on Medium to share resources for victims of domestic and intimate partner violence – including some of the issues facing immigrant victims of abuse – and to pledge to combat it and help survivors to rebuild their lives. During October, United We Dream has “pledged […]

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Immigrant Youth Network, United We Dream Welcomes New Board Members

Houston, TX – This week, five amazing young leaders joined United We Dream’s Board of Directors. United We Dream is the nation’s first and largest network of immigrant youth. It is a unique space where young people of color are charged with all aspects of the organization from governance to organizing and making history! United […]

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Fee Increases for the DACA Program Could Put Relief Out of Reach for Immigrant Youth

Washington, DC – This week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced changes to the fees for many immigration services, including the I-765 form for employment authorization a key component of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which increased by $30, and the I-131 form required for DACA recipients who wish to […]

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Local Pro-Immigrant Laws & Initiatives On the Move

New York, NY – Yesterday, the Center for Popular Democracy released a new report, Promoting Equality: City and State Policy to Ensure Immigrant Safety and Inclusion, which will serve as a useful roadmap for those seeking to make positive changes for local immigrant communities. The report was released yesterday on a press call with representatives […]

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New National Survey of DACA Recipients: Proof That Executive Action Works

Washington, DC – Today, United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, the Center for American Progress and Professor Tom Wong of the University of California, San Diego  released a new survey report of 1,308 DACA beneficiaries. This is the third national survey of DACA recipients conducted by United We Dream leaders, all of which […]

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Elizabeth Cuna Named As National Field Director of United We Dream

Santa Fe, NM – Elizabeth “Eli” Cuna has been named the new Field Director of United We Dream, the nation’s largest immigrant youth network with 55 local affiliate groups across 26 states, over 120,000 members and an online reach of millions. “Eli’s unique set of experiences in multi-racial organizing, together with her skills as a […]

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