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Federal Court Rules Immigration Detainers Unlawful

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Houston, TX – On Friday, the federal district court of Northern District of Illinois ruled that Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) issuance of detainers — requests that ask local law enforcement to hold immigrants beyond the time of their release — through its Chicago Field Office are illegal under a provision of federal immigration law.   […]

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Farmville, VA — Site of VP Debate …and Immigrants Being Imprisoned for Profit

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Vice Presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine will face off in their first and only debate at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. In the same small town, just 8 minutes away from the debate sits Immigration Centers of America which opened in 2010 to detain immigrants for profit and just […]

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On Immigration, The Election Stakes Just Got Higher

October 3, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court denied a rehearing in the case of U.S. vs. Texas, which would have allowed for millions of parents and young people to be protected from deportation and receive work permits. The U.S. v. Texas case and the Supreme Court’s actions today have no immediate impact on the existing […]

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Immigrant Youth Confront Trump In Miami

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Miami, FL – Yesterday, immigrant youth, together with labor and immigrant organizations, awaited Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus to protest his hate and racism following the first presidential debate. The action came one day after immigrant youth stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to confront Members of Congress, […]

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Familias Inmigrantes Merecían Más Que Eso

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Washington, DC – Hoy, la Secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton, y Donald Trump llevaron a cabo su primer debate presidencial sin ninguna mención sobre la inmigración. Greisa Martínez, Directora de Abogacía de United We Dream Action, dio la siguiente declaración: “Nuestra comunidad y el país merece una discusión robusta y sobria acerca de inmigración. Lester […]

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Immigrant Families Deserved More Than That

Monday, September 26, 2016

Washington, DC – Tonight, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump held their first presidential debate without a discussion on immigration. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream Action issued the following statement: “Our community and the country deserves a robust and sober discussion about immigration. On that, Lester Holt failed and Hillary […]

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