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Senate Republicans Take Aim at Immigrant Communities (Again)

October 20, 2015

Washington, DC – The Senate is expected to vote today on S. 2146, an anti-immigrant bill cosponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), among others. The bill would penalize localities which create policies to strengthen community policing and force local police to act as federal immigration agents. The controversial bill has […]

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United We Dream Action to Democratic Candidates: We Need Moral Leadership on Immigration

October 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During last night’s first Democratic presidential debate, each candidate committed to pushing for reform with a pathway to citizenship, while several candidates reiterated their support for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and pledged to go even further to protect more people from deportation. Cristina Jimenez, managing director for United We Dream […]

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Immigrant Youth to Hillary Clinton: We Don’t Trust You

October 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala, Juan Carlos Ramos, a member of United We Dream Action, protested Hillary Clinton and her campaign for receiving funds from private prison corporations which profit from the mass incarceration of people of color in their jails and immigrant detention facilities. In fact, half […]

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Immigrant Youth Scare Donald Trump Away from Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Event

October 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that he would cancel his Q&A session with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was scheduled to take place on Oct. 8 for fear of being “put on trial” for his bigoted campaign. Last month, United We Dream Action (UWDA)  launched a petition, demanding […]

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United We Dream Releases Major Survey of Immigrant Youth With DACA

October 3, 2015

LINK TO SURVEY HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, United We Dream released “A Portrait of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Recipients: Challenges and Opportunities Three Years Later”, a survey first featured on Vox, of more than 1,750 immigrant youth with DACA.   In 2012, after a tireless campaign led by immigrant youth, President Obama […]

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Rep. Gutierrez’ Bill to Allow Undocumented Immigrants, Including DACA-Recipients, Access to ACA, Vital Healthcare is a Step Forward

September 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is set to introduce a bill, the Exchange Exclusion for a Healthy America Act 2015, that will lift some of the restrictions that immigrants face in receiving Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) benefits. Undocumented immigrants are currently excluded from participating in the Affordable Healthcare Act, leaving millions of our […]

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