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Dreamers Oppose Border Militarization in Senate Deal United We Dream Pledges to Keep Fighting For Families

In response to the Senate immigration bill, which will face a key vote this afternoon, United We Dream National Coordinating Committee leader Evelyn Rivera, a dreamer from Florida, released the following statement: “In order to secure supermajority support of the bipartisan Senate immigration bill, which already reflected troubling compromises, Senate negotiators have put border militarization […]

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DREAMers Speak Out to Protest Extreme House GOP Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, two dozen leaders with United We Dream joined prominent Members of Congress and fellow immigration reform advocates for a press conference to condemn the extreme enforcement-only bill moving through the House Judiciary Committee today. Lorella Praeli, the Director of Advocacy and Policy for United We Dream, said: “DREAMers in our network like Evelyn […]

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United We Dream Outraged at Steve King Amendment: Do House Republicans Want to Return to Deporting DREAMers?

WASHINGTON, D.C.— With the House of Representatives voting today to pass HR 2217, Rep. Steve King’s amendment to block funding to implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, DREAMers are speaking out with outrage at this attack on a hard-won victory for the immigrant youth movement. In response to the vote, United We […]

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After Senate Committee Passage of Bipartisan Immigration Bill, DREAMers Pledge To Keep Fighting!

WASHINGTON, D.C.—United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, is encouraged by the continued momentum on immigration reform after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S.744, the bipartisan immigration bill, on Tuesday evening. Cristina Jimenez, Managing Director of United We Dream said: “With the bipartisan passage of the Senate immigration bill, our nation […]

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Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Stand Firm for Immigration Reform

Following is a statement in response to evangelicals’ threat to withdraw support for comprehensive immigration reform legislation if it includes a provision that recognizes same-sex bi-national couples. The statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project. “Our […]

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DREAMers Challenge Outdated, Piecemeal Approach to Immigration, Keep Pushing for Direct Path to Citizenship for All 11 Million

Yesterday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the Senate floor to demonize immigrants, including DREAMers, and condemn the immigration reform bill a bipartisan group of Senators introduced last week.  Senator Sessions, a longtime opponent of any common-sense legislation around our country’s immigration policy, pals around with anti-immigrant extremists like Kris Kobach, who just last week […]

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