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Department of Homeland Security Must Not Use Good Faith of Immigrant Youth and Families to Terrorize and Deport Them

January 3, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wrote a letter to Members of Congress reiterating the Department’s intent of only using confidential information provided in applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) for the purpose of that program. To date, the two-year, renewable […]

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Muslim Leaders and Allies Win End to Dormant Muslim Registry Program

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Washington, DC & New York, NY –  Today, South Asian and Muslim immigrant leaders from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), together with MPower Change and MoveOn.org and others, succeeded in pressuring the White House to announce an end to the islamophobic National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), an immigrant registry program created by President […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Hold Over 20 Community Gatherings to Build Line of Defense for Immigrants & Refugees

December 22, 2016

Washington, D.C. & cities nationwide — This week, immigrant youth and leaders from United We Dream’s local affiliates, MoveOn.org and other grassroots groups are hosting community gatherings across the country to organize neighbors to create sanctuary spaces and deportation defense teams ahead of a Trump administration. Seventeen events have happened so far this week with […]

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Nationwide Mass Mobilization to Protect Immigrants & Refugees

December 21, 2016

Contact: Nicky Vogt at 610-389-1314; [email protected] OR Adam Luna at 202-486-4030; [email protected] OR Carlos Vogel at 202-239-2133; [email protected] OR Susana Flores at 915-525-2434; [email protected] ***Media Advisory*** January 14, 2017 Find a Location Near You Here Washington, DC – On Saturday, January 14th, 2017, people of conscience all across the country will stand together in an […]

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Houston’s Immigrant Community and Allies March to City Council

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Houston, TX – On Tuesday morning, more than 50 Houstonians gathered at United We Dream Houston to take to the streets for today’s Houston City Council meeting. The group included immigrant youth donning orange “Here To Stay” shirts and signs, community members of color, people with disabilities, allies from the LGTBQ community and labor advocates. […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies To Hold Over 18 Community Gatherings Nationwide to Protect Themselves During the Trump Administration

December 15, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY NATIONWIDE ACTION WEEK STARTS TOMORROW Washington, D.C. & cities nationwide — Throughout the week of December 19th, immigrant youth and leaders from United We Dream’s local affiliate groups, MoveOn.org and other grassroots groups will host community protection gatherings at churches, libraries, parks, and homes to mobilize immigrant and refugee communities to prepare themselves […]

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