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DACA Eligible Young Man Scheduled for Imminent Deportation

December 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United We Dream, along with five other national racial justice, immigration, and drug law reform groups release a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday calling for the immediate release of the DACA-eligible father, Luis Sanchez Ponce, from detention. The case is urgent as Luis was […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Republicans’ Latest Immigration Delay

December 2, 2015

Washington, DC – The Supreme Court rejected the State of Texas’ attempt to delay a decision by the high court on whether or not to rule on protecting nearly 5 million people from deportation. Texas now has until December 29th to file their appeal. Greisa Martinez, advocacy coordinator for United We Dream said: “My mom […]

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Sen. Sanders Unveils Detailed Immigration Reform Proposal

November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign released the most detailed and progressive immigration plan of any candidate thus far. Sanders’ plan outlines both executive actions he would take as president and legislative actions he would push in the next Congress. On November 20, one year after President Obama announced his latest executive actions […]

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One Year After DAPA Announcement, DOJ Appeals Republican Immigration Lawsuit to Supreme Court

November 20, 2015

UWD groups hold 10 events nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Department of Justice formally filed a request for the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration from 2014, denying more than four million immigrants protection from deportation. The lawsuit, filed by Republican lawmakers, […]

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Xenophobia Unleashed in Congress: House to Vote on Bill to Lash Out at Suffering Families

November 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the House will vote on a hateful bill that would bar Syrian and Iraqi refugees escaping unspeakable violence from resettling in the U.S. Just yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that Muslims should carry special ID’s, and Roanoke Mayor David Bowers used Japanese internment camps to justify rejecting refugees. Cristina […]

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Republicans Getting More Shameful by the Minute Demonizing Immigrants and Refugees

November 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Yesterday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said that a “pause may be necessary” on the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees fleeing extreme violence. Cristina Jimenez, managing director for United We Dream Action issued the following statement, “Latinos and immigrants of all backgrounds should know that Republicans […]

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