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Immigrant Youth & Families Watch Historic Election Results, Discuss Progress for the Coming Year

November 8, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY & AVAILABILITY Interviews with immigrant community leaders, events, Facebook Live coverage from cities across the country. Washington, DC & Nationwide – Today, undocumented immigrant youth, families, first time and long-time voters and friends across the country will host election night events and be available for interviews across the country. Immigrant youth from across […]

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Undocumented Immigrant Youth Are Getting Out The Vote In County Responsible for More Deportations Than Any Other

Monday, November 7, 2016

Houston, TX — For the last two months, immigrant youth together with civic engagement and immigrant rights organizations have knocked on thousands of doors of Latino and immigrant voters to diversify the electorate and educate the community on the role of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in immigration enforcement by highlighting the 287(g) program. The […]

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Join Us! Immigrant Youth & Families Watch Historic Election Results, Discuss Progress for the Coming Year

November 7, 2016

ADVISORY ELECTION NIGHT, 6:00 – 11:30 pm (est) INTERVIEWS WITH IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY LEADERS ALSO AVAILABLE IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY Washington, DC – Immigrant youth from across the country battled the racist hatred of Donald Trump and his supporters all year, showing up at campaign events in their signature orange shirts, hanging banners inside of […]

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Weekend Before Election Day, Florida Immigrants March to Get Out the Vote!

November 5, 2016

Homestead, FL – On Saturday, immigrant youth leaders and other members of the Homestead, FL immigrant community took over the streets to declare that — in spite of this year’s angry politics — they are here to stay and will make it clear that a vote for immigrants on Election Day is a vote to […]

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United We Dream to Protectors of the Water & Land: Our Struggles are Interconnected

November 2, 2016

Santa Fe, NM, Washington, DC & New York, NY – As the world witnesses the courageous struggle of our indigenous brothers and sisters in North Dakota, it has also witnessed the brutality of armed officers waging a war against them. The struggle has sparked a vibrant conversation among immigrant youth leaders about the role of […]

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Momentum Grows On Demand to Close Private & Family Detention Centers

November 2, 2016

Washington, DC – This week, dozens of advocates marched from the White House the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to honor the lives of the 165 people who’ve lost their lives in ICE run detention centers since 2003. This last year alone, there have been 11 deaths in detention centers at the hands […]

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