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New Senate Bill on Central American Refugees

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced legislation about the horrific, violent humanitarian crises in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – the Secure the Northern Triangle Act. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director for United We Dream said, “With this bill’s introduction, Senator Reid and his colleagues make clear that there is a […]

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Immigrant Leaders Demand End To Deportations As DAPA And DACA Case Moves To Brownsville

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, in an outrageous decision in the case of United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court ruled that the 5th Circuit Decision was affirmed by “an equally divided court”. The injunction on both DAPA and Expanded DACA programs remain in place nationwide and the case returns to the conservative federal judge in […]

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ICYMI: United We Dream Opposes New Symbolic “Dream Act”

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Miami Herald reported that Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) plans to introduce the “Recognizing American Children Act” which — like the DREAM Act — would enable some undocumented youth to remain in the country. Luiza Duarte Tanuri, Member of United We Dream’s National Leadership Committee and organizer with Make the Road […]

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Immigrant Youth at the Supreme Court

Monday, June 20, 2016

Washington, DC – Immigrant youth and allies were at the Supreme Court this morning waiting for the Supreme Court to issue their decision on the historic case of United States v. Texas where the justices are expected to decide whether or not they will put an end to the right wing political attack which has […]

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4 Years of DACA: Lives Changed, National Politics Transformed

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Houston, TX – Four years ago today, the President announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) after two years of pressure by immigrant youth who refused to back down from their call that the President stop deporting them. Last weekend, United We Dream held its National Congress where over 1,000 […]

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Immigrant Youth Heartbroken By Tragedy

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Houston, TX – Last night, fifty people were murdered and fifty three injured in a horrific act of violence which has shocked the world. At the United We Dream National Congress, where over a thousand immigrant youth gathered to plan strategy for the coming year and beyond, UWD local group leaders Dani Marrero Hi, with […]

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