Senator Collins’ (R-ME) Proposal Would Rip Immigrant Families Apart in a Desperate Bid to Keep the GOP Together

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Senator Collins’ (R-ME) Proposal Would Rip Immigrant Families Apart in a Desperate Bid to Keep the GOP Together Sen. Collins has called her mass deportation plan a “Sweet Spot” compromise WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) proposed a […]

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Department of Justice Begins Challenging Baseless Republican Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Our community demanded quick action and has waited for deportation relief long enough WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling to impose a preliminary injunction on President Obama’s immigration action, United We Dream is welcoming the news that the […]

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United We Dream Demands President Obama File Emergency Stay on Baseless Republican Lawsuit on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Our community and our country are tired of these political games and have waited long enough WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling to impose a preliminary injunction on President Obama’s immigration action, United We Dream is demanding that […]

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Judge Rules to Delay Executive Action on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 UWD: “The Ruling Is Just a Bump In the Road – Executive Action Remains Solid” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last night, a federal judge in Brownsville, TX ruled to delay implementation of the recent executive action taken by the President on immigration. […]

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Carlos Padilla, Coordinator for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) to Receive Award from Creating Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Carlos to receive award for his work with QUIP, a program of United We Dream, and promoting intersectional work between the immigrant rights and LGBTQ movements WASHINGTON, D.C. – Carlos Padilla, a queer undocumented immigrant from Washington State and United We Dream […]

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Now Playing in Congress: “Night of the Living Dead”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 The anti-immigrant SAFE Act bill rises from the dead, likely only to die again WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in what seemed like an episode from the Twilight Zone, Congress brought back to life an anti-immigrant, enforcement only bill that seeks to criminalize […]

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Senator Collins (R-ME) Proposes Deporting Immigrant Parents, Older Dreamers

February 5, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Calls Mass Deportation Plan a “Sweet Spot” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) proposed what she called a “sweet spot” compromise to break the logjam within the Republican party on funding the Department of Homeland Security. The party’s anti-immigrant wing is insisting on […]

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United We Dream Leaders Meet With President Obama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 At Oval Office Meeting, Dreamers Lay Out Plan to Defend and Implement their Executive Action Victory, Call for Action to Protect Immigrants Left Out and Discuss DACA’s Success WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, three United We Dream leaders, Maria Praeli from Connecticut, Yannick […]

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Senate Republicans Fail in Attempt to Undermine Executive Action on Immigration

February 3, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 GOP loads DHS funding bill with amendments to attack immigrant families WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security failed in the Senate (51-48) after Republicans attached amendments that seek to undermine President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and leave […]

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Sen. David Vitter: “I’m a Dreamer too!”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2015 On day of Judiciary Committee hearing for Attorney General, Republicans again attack immigrant communities, deportation relief for millions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of United We Dream, the nation’s largest network of undocumented youth confronted Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today for trying to put Dreamers and families […]

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Jeb Bush Echoes Mitt Romney: Calls for Millions of Undocumented Immigrants to Self Deport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2015 Jeb Bush Echoes Mitt Romney: Calls for Millions of Undocumented Immigrants to Self Deport WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a recent speech, former Florida Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush provided more clarity on his immigration policy position by saying that forty percent of the undocumented population in the […]

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The Day After: Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) Offensive Rhetoric Continues to Drive the GOP Immigration Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2015 GOP Moves Forward With Hardline Border Enforcement Bill Today, Holds Firm on Votes for Mass Deportations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Before last night’s State of the Union, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) again publicly showcased his disdain for the immigrant community by referring to a Dreamer seated beside First Lady Michelle […]

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SCOTUS Set to Make History, Decide on Marriage Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2015 United We Dream Responds WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear six consolidated marriage cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky this term, with a ruling potentially by June. This follows their decision from last year to allow same-sex marriages in 11 […]

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Republicans to Undocumented Community: “Get Out”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2015 GOP’s 2015 Latino and immigrant outreach campaign begins with votes to undo every major immigrant victory, including dismantling DACA and DAPA WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republicans, in their latest attempt to further alienate the immigrant community in the country, are voting on amendments to a crucial Department of Homeland […]

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As Republican Congress is Sworn In, United We Dream Warns GOP Leaders About Passing Bills to Weaken Executive Action on Immigration

January 5, 2015 Regardless of the Washington politics, UWD will help thousands apply for the program, ensuring its success WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 114th Congress was sworn in today, and Republicans are set to control both the House and Senate for the next two years. Cristina Jimenez, Managing Director for United We Dream issued following […]

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