Caught on Video: Ted Cruz is Running! (Away from his Immigration Record)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he is running for President in 2016. See video of Ted Cruz on the run from Dreamers here.  When asked a simple question: “Do you want to deport me?” by Dreamers […]

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ICE Director Saldaña Begs For Immigration Enforcement Bill Day After ICE Operation Outside of Florida Elementary School

Administration appears to ramp up scare tactics in immigrant communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 Washington, DC – At a House and Government Reform Committee today, ICE Director Sarah Saldaña asked GOP leaders for new harsh immigration enforcement legislation. Saldaña’s shocking request comes a day after an […]

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Nearly 700,000 Dreamers are Living Proof that Executive Action on Immigration Works

Six More Congressional Hearings on Immigration are Living Proof that the Republican Strategy Doesn’t FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In what’s become an unhealthy obsession, Republicans this week are giving their attacks on the immigrant community another try with six congressional hearings on immigration. […]

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“Constitutional Conservative” Hopes to Rewrite Constitution

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) launches his annual push to scapegoat immigrants and unravel the Constitution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The GOP’s far right Members of Congress are again attacking immigrants, this time by trying to rewrite the 14th amendment of the constitution that […]

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50 Years After Selma to Montgomery March, United We Dream Salutes ACIJ, Honors Freedom Fighters of Yesterday and Today

Salutes Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was 50 years ago tomorrow when hundreds of courageous individuals marched east out of Selma, Ala. towards the state’s capital Montgomery, fighting for the right for African-Americans to vote in the […]

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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   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) proposed a compromise to Republican party infighting on funding the Department of Homeland Security, referring to it as a […]

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United We Dream Delivers Immigration Recommendations to President Obama at the White House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2015 Contact: Mario Carrillo | [email protected] | 915.449.6463 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, President Obama met with leaders on immigration reform including United We Dream’s Lorella Praeli at the White House before leaving to Miami for a town hall hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC where he promoted the deferred action […]

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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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