FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Contact: Sadie Hernandez | firstname.lastname@example.org 512-256-1276
“United We Dream Texas urges Congress to defund ICE & CBP & for local elected officials to pass policies that will protect people and end the terror on our communities.”
Austin, TX – Earlier today, ICE raided the CVE Technology building in Allen, Texas and arrested 280 undocumented workers. Within hours, the lives of hundreds have spiraled into turmoil and anxiety. These workers are now in the hands of an agency that is abusive and negligent towards the physical and mental well being of the people they target.
Eli Cuna, Field Director at United We Dream, said:
“Undocumented youth, families and allies from across Texas will continue to fight against the expanding deportation force which creates terror, instability, and fear for people across the country. Unjust raids like this one are clear examples of why United We Dream Texas urges Congress to defund ICE & CBP. Family separation is happening all around us.”
Damaris Gonzalez, Houston organizer at United We Dream Texas, said:
“Immigrants in Texas continue to be targeted, monitored, and vilified by racist agencies, and are emboldened by openly anti-immigrant state leaders and policies. We call on local elected officials to pass policies that will protect people and end the terror on our communities. These agencies are targeting our loved ones. We will continue to empower our communities to know their rights when they are in situations like this. We are here to stay.”
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org.