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New United We Dream website compiles stories of the abuse ICE and CBP have inflicted on our communities

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sadie Hernandez | sadie@unitedwedream.org | 512.256.1489

Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of the DHS funding bill markup in the House Committee on Appropriations, United We Dream introduced the ICE & CBP Abuse Tracker

This new interactive website includes more than eight months’ worth of news coverage of the Deportation Force of ICE and CBP to show the rampant human rights abuses the agencies have committed. While immigrant communities throughout the country and at the border have suffered and been killed by these agencies, Congress has continued to give the ICE and CBP billions of dollars to do this work. 

The website also breaks down ways for people at home to take action and get involved in the fight to defund ICE and CBP. 

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director at United We Dream, said:

“This moment is timely and urgent to release our Abuse Tracker as Congress gets ready to debate how much more money to give to ICE and CBP. With all the evidence the website has collected and through our organizing work, immigrant youth of United We Dream have made it clear: ICE and CBP need NO more money. 

With the money they were given for the 2019 budget, ICE and CBP chose to separate more families and children, to increase the number of immigrants in deportation camps and to deny people’s asylum cases. We will not stand by while the Deportation Force grows and our communities suffer. 

We hope this new website gives people a real look into the agencies that carry out Trump’s mass deportation agenda and inspires them to take action so that we can become a country that welcomes asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants and that treats every person as a human being, living free.” 

The website continues on our work to expose these agencies and defund their budget, including a report released earlier this year:  The Truth About ICE & CBP, a comprehensive analysis of the devastating human impact of the Deportation Force. 

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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.