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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Over 50 Schools Commit to Helping Undocumented Students

Washington, DC – Today marks “National Institutions Coming Out Day” where over 50 educational institutions have committed to make changes within their schools to help and work with their undocumented students. Institutions ranging from the Chicago Public Schools to Texas State University to the University of Arizona have joined United We Dream to make a […]

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Border Patrol Union’s Presidential Endorsement Statement Exposes their Racist Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the National Border Patrol Council – the union of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Agency employees – issued a disturbing endorsement of Donald Trump for President. In their endorsement statement, the CBP union declares, “all the people responsible for the problems plaguing America today are opposing Mr. Trump.” Their sweeping generalization […]

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Obama Administration Expected To Deport Three Teens to Their Possible Deaths This Weekend

Washington, DC – Three teenagers who fled violence in Central America are expected to be deported this weekend in spite of widespread community outrage, pleas to the Obama Administration for the use of discretion and genuine fear for their lives and safety. The pending deportations come just days after the Administration cynically vowed to “offer […]

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Over 60 Groups Tell Obama Administration to End Controversial Deportation Program

Washington, DC – Today, officials at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency are meeting to review the 32 contracts that they hold with state and local governments to deputize local law enforcement officers to act as immigration agents in jails as well as a proposal to add 6 new contracts. A coalition of 63 […]

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House Republicans To Cast Another Symbolic Vote Against Immigrant Families

Washington, DC – Today, House Republicans are expected to vote in favor of filing an Amicus Brief to support the frivolous lawsuit filed by a handful of Republican politicians to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from temporarily protecting millions of immigrant families from deportation. The House vote comes after Speaker Ryan charged Rep. […]

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Immigrant Youth Take Action to Protect Our Communities

Media AdvisoryBeginning Friday, March 11Austin & Houston, TX; Woodbridge, VA; Online Washington, DC – In cities across the country, immigrant youth and families will demand that local and federal government officials end the controversial 287(g) program which forces local police to act as immigration agents and which have resulted in well documented abuses and which […]

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Obama’s Terrorizing of Immigrant Communities On The Rise

Washington, DC – This week, the Obama Administration released a statement with data on their enforcement tactics which reveal an Administration determined to deceive the public about its increasingly harsh treatment of immigrants. In the release, Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made several deceptive statements such as claiming that […]

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Undocumented Youth Take Their Stories to the U.S. Supreme Court for the First Time in History

Washington, DC – United We Dream (UWD), the nation’s largest network of undocumented youth, today submitted an amicus brief in the case of U.S. vs. Texas, which could determine whether millions of undocumented families can live without the fear of deportation. This is the first time in history that undocumented youth have submitted a brief […]

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