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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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Houston Mayor Declares Commitment to Protecting Immigrant Residents

December 12, 2016

Houston, TX- Today, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the creation of an Office of New Americans and reiterated his support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which has protected nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. As part of his announcement, Mayor Turner outlined several new measures to ensure that Houston is a […]

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Protecting the Nearly 800,000 Young Immigrants Covered by DACA Makes Common Sense

Friday, December 9, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) announced that they would introduce legislation called the Bridge Act to protect the nearly 800,000 young people currently protected from deportation and able to work because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Senator Durbin said in a floor speech that […]

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Over 125,000 Demand Their Cities Be Declared Sanctuary Spaces for Immigrants & Refugees

December 7, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Over one hundred twenty five thousand people across the country have signed a petition created by MoveOn.org and United We Dream, demanding that mayors declare their cities as sanctuaries of safety for immigrants and refugees, as well as expressing their solidarity with the people who Donald Trump has promised to ban, deport […]

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Immigrant Youth: The Mass Deportation Agenda is Immoral.

December 7, 2016

Washington, DC – Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump indicated that he is considering solutions to spare immigrant youth from his harsh anti-immigrant agenda. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program has provided nearly 800,000 young people with protection from deportation and a work permit. The program requires young immigrants and their families to pay a $495 […]

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Momentum to Protect Immigrant Youth Grows: New Bill May Protect Young People Covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

November 30, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) plans to introduce legislation designed to protect the over 700,000 immigrant youth who are currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The announcement comes after efforts by Sen. Dick Durbin and many others to turn up the volume on the […]

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