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After Year Long Campaign, Immigrant Youth and Allies Celebrate End of 287(g) in Harris County

February 21, 2017

Houston, TX — Tuesday evening, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, took one step closer to ending Harris County’s collaboration with ICE by terminating the County’s 287(g) program. The program, which deputizes officers as ICE agents in county jails, has been responsible for sending immigrant families into a spiral of life-altering events that tear apart families, […]

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New DHS Guidance on Immigration: Yet More Evidence of Trump Building Deportation Force

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security developed new guidance on immigration which makes all undocumented people vulnerable to deportation. The guidance comes after Trump issued executive orders declaring that all undocumented immigrants are a national security threat. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “In public, Trump […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Descend on Office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Demand Ryan Keep His Word That Immigrant Youth & Families Are Safe

Friday, February 17, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies descended on the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, demanding that he keep his word that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigrant families are safe under the Trump Administration. Over the last month, following orders from the President’s executive orders, agents with […]

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Immigrant Youth Demand Republicans Put An End to Donald Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

Friday, February 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, news broke of a draft memo by the Trump administration circulating in the Department of Homeland Security that would make 100,000 National Guard Troops’ primary function to terrorize and deport immigrants in 11 states, including: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. White House Press […]

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UWD to Trump: You Can’t Love Immigrant Youth While You Terrorize Immigrants

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Washington, DC – Donald Trump expressed affection for immigrant youth at a press conference earlier today. Meanwhile, Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA beneficiary is being denied his freedom by agents of Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), mothers like Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos are being deported, women are being processed for deportation after reporting […]

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ICE Must Give DACA Recipient, Daniel Medina, His Freedom Immediately

February 14, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Daniel Ramirez Medina, a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) has been detained by agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) for days.  Beneficiaries of the DACA program like Daniel have been promised a two year reprieve from deportation and a work […]

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