Marco Rubio Latest Republican to Attack DACA, Subject Dreamers to Deportation

July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest Republican to shamelessly use the humanitarian crisis on the border to push an anti-immigrant agenda is someone who in the past has supported Dreamers. Sen. Marco Rubio suggested it was in “our best interest to wind down,” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, something that would […]

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Days After GOP Funeral, Rep. Blackburn (R-TN) and 33 Co-Sponsors Latest to Use Kids Fleeing Violence as Excuse to Attack DACA

July 23, 2014 Rep. Blackburn Seeks to Freeze DACA and Deport Dreamers – Latest Reminder Why GOP is Dead to Immigrant Voters WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest Republican to shamelessly use the humanitarian crisis on the border to push an anti-immigrant agenda is Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who today introduced a bill that seeks to […]

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Dreamers Hold Funeral for Morally Backwards GOP, Declare Its Immigration Policies Inhumane and Senseless

July 21, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Dreamers from across the country held a funeral for the Republican Party, whose morally backwards policies have completely alienated the immigrant community. Carrying a casket that read “RIP GOP” from the offices of Sen. Cruz (R-TX) to Sen. Cornyn (R-TX), dozens of Dreamers fought back against attacks on […]

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Dreamers to VP Joe Biden: “When Will the White House Stop Deporting Immigrant Families?”

July 17, 2014 During Netroots Nation 2014 Keynote Address, Dreamers and Immigrant Rights Activists Expose Obama-Biden Deportation Policy that Tears Apart 1,100 Families Each Day Detroit, MI—At this year’s Netroots Nation conference, Dreamers and other immigrant rights activists are shining the spotlight on our country’s inhumane immigration system, highlighting the millions of families torn apart […]

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Morally Bankrupt and Politically Stupid: GOP Agrees to End DACA and Deport Dreamers

July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Party is making it official – their preferred response to the child refugee crisis of Central American kids along our border is to end the DACA program and deport Dreamers. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a popular program that has provided over 600,000 young Dreamers […]

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Martin O’Malley Steps Up on Behalf of Refugee Children & America’s Best National Traditions

July 16, 2014 Martin O’Malley Steps Up on Behalf of Refugee Children & America’s Best National Traditions WASHINGTON, D.C. – In contrast to some politicians of both parties, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) is providing a model for how to responsibly handle the ongoing crisis of child refugees from Central America in accordance with our […]

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HUMANE Bill Embraces Ideology of Hate Towards Refugee Children and Families

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – While President Obama has begun ramping up expedited deportations of Central Americans fleeing record-levels of violence, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) have embraced an ideology of hate towards the refugee children and families. Their “HUMANE” (Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency) Act is anything […]

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Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Border Patrol Station in McAllen Immigrant Families are Still Trapped at the Border

July 15, 2014 Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Border Patrol Station in McAllen Immigrant Families are Still Trapped at the Border McAllen, TX. – Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, has been released by Border Patrol in McAllen after being detained while attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles. But along the border, our […]

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Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by Border Patrol in McAllen Airport as He Attempted to Leave Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2014 Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by Border Patrol in McAllen Airport as He Attempted to Leave Border Border Patrol Once Again Proves It’s a Rogue Agency as Vargas is a low-priority case McAllen, TX. – Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen after […]

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Leadership Transition at GetEQUAL and United We Dream

July 7, 2014, WASHINGTON, DC — The Board of Directors of GetEQUAL and the United We Dream Network (UWD) jointly announced today that Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez is resigning his position as Co-Director at GetEQUAL to become Deputy Managing Director at UWD. He assumes his new position at UWD this week. GetEQUAL Board Chair Tanya Domi said, […]

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