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Trump’s Latest Muslim and Refugee Ban Will Be Defeated

Monday, March 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump signed another executive order designed to keep Muslims and refugees out of the United States in another attempt to legalize his hatred and racism. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “Make no mistake: this executive order will be defeated, just like the last one. Trump’s first […]

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Immigrant Youth Will Protect Their Families — Even When ICE Retaliates

Friday, March 3, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies gathered at the Department of Homeland Security to deliver boxes containing 50,000 petitions addressed to DHS Secretary John Kelly demanding the release of Daniela Vargas and Daniel Ramirez, two undocumented youth with DACA who were detained in the past month.  And just this morning, immigrant mothers and […]

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Dreamer Detained in Mississippi — Trump’s Claims on Immigration Compassion Has Proven to Be a Lie

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Washington, DC – Just hours after Trump’s speech to Congress, his immigration agents tracked down a young woman in Mississippi to detain and deport her. Immigrant youth are encouraging people to sign a petition to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly demanding that Dany Vargas be released. Know Dany’s story and know the truth […]

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“Do We Believe That Trump Is Softening On Immigration? No.”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IMMIGRANT YOUTH LEADERS NATIONWIDE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT Washington, DC – Last night, Donald Trump gave his first speech to Congress as President. On immigration, he repeated his rationale for yet more immigration enforcement and in another attack on immigrant families – called for an end to family-based immigration policies. Outside of Trump’s address, hundreds chanted […]

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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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