Immigrant Youth Protest CA. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in Washington D.C. and San Francisco

Democrats must not jump on Donald Trump’s bandwagon and push legislation that would undermine community safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, immigrant youth descended into the Senate offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), demand that they abandon legislation that […]

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Politicians Shamefully Use Tragedy to Push Bad Public Policy

Legislation Would Undermine Public Safety for All and Targets All Immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2015 Contact: Adrian Reyna | [email protected] | 832.964.3236 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, “Oversight of the Administration’s Misdirected Immigration Enforcement Policies: Examining the Impact on Public Safety and Honoring the Victims,” to advance […]

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DHS Begins Releasing Families From Detention Who Pass Credible Fear

UWD welcomes development, but demands DHS end all family detention now FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, after relentless pressure from advocates, the Department of Homeland Security reversed its course on detaining families and began releasing mothers and children who have presented a credible […]

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California Sens. Boxer and Feinstein Must Not Fan the Flames of Fear by Pushing Legislation To Harm Immigrant Communities

Studies show, law enforcement agencies & progressive leaders agree: forcing local police collaboration with ICE undermines public safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported by Lauren Fox in National Journal today, California Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are planning to introduce a […]

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United We Dream Joins Advocates to Rally at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Oral arguments heard on Republican lawsuit which is delaying President Obama’s executive actions which would protect nearly five million immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments to lift an injunction on President Obama’s 2014 […]

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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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