COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants in the U.S.

Home COVID-19 United We Dream always has your back. During these uncertaine times, it is important that we stick together and are well informed. We’ve created these resources to help guide your family during these unprecedented times. Coronavirus resource hub for the immigrant community Undocu-Friendly Healthcare Directory Browse Trending The National UndocuFund Learn More Closed […]

Delivering a Pathway to Citizenship is Essential to Our Country’s Recovery From COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Led by Senator Padilla, today the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety, held a hearing to discuss the essential role immigrant workers have played amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Senior Advocacy Manager of United We Dream, said: “Over five million undocumented people continue to put their lives on […]

Following Steadfast Advocacy, President Biden’s Department of Education Reversed Trump Rule Barring Undocumented Students from COVID-19 Funding

Washington, D.C. – Today the Department of Education announced new guidance which would reverse former Trump-era Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ callous decision to exclude undocumented students from COVID-19 funding. This decision barred undocumented students from receiving federal relief to help cover food, housing, and childcare during the middle of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.  Organizers and advocates widely condemned […]

Immigrant Youth Demand All Immigrants Be Included in Every Aspect of COVID-19 Relief

Washington, D.C. – In a newly unveiled emergency COVID-19 relief bill, President-elect Biden pledged to provide access to vaccines free-of-charge and without cost-sharing to everyone in the U.S., regardless of immigration status. There is no time to waste in ensuring all immigrants are included in a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, especially as the U.S. surpasses 386,000 COVID-19 deaths and recently […]

The COVID-19 Relief Package Is A Step Forward, But Inadequate In Addressing The COVID-19 Crisis

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congress passed a $900 billion stimulus plan. This plan would provide $600 in cash assistance to an additional 3.5 million people – mixed status families who were left out of funding from the previous COVID-19 package – the CARES Act. This new stimulus will also provide retroactive relief to these families […]

Defund Hate: With Over 276K Dead from COVID-19, Congress Must Not Sign Blank Checks to Fund DHS’ Abuse of Immigrants Instead of Pandemic Relief to All

Washington, D.C. – As Congress negotiates budget funding, Defund Hate coalition members call on Congress to avoid the mistake of continuing to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s cruel and inhumane immigration system. Over the years, the department and its two deportation arms —Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)— have wasted […]

Amid Changes to the DACA Program and COVID-19, DACA Recipients are Fired Up and Civically Engaged

Over the past eight years, and despite relentless attacks and efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to end the program, DACA has had an outsized positive impact on the roughly 826,000 young people who have received the status. From August 18 to September 10, 2020, Tom K. Wong of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at the […]

A Guide for Educators in a Post-DACA, Covid-19 crisis 

We were here before DACA, we will be here after. We will continue to fight to protect our people from deportation and push for a future where every person, regardless of immigration status, can live and thrive without fear. Unfortunately the Trump Administration and the Supreme Court do not think DACA recipients deserve protection from […]

How To Talk to Your Loved Ones about COVID-19

Last week, my 81-year-old grandmother went to her city’s downtown multiple times to run errands and it really upset me because she wasn’t taking the threat of this pandemic seriously. This led to a tough conversation about her safety and what we could do to insure she stayed home over the next few weeks. If […]

2021 UndocuHealth Report

In collaboration with the Latinx Immigrant Health Alliance (LIHA), United We Dream launched a new mental health report surveying over 600 undocumented youth and adults over the span of 10 months to best understand how our community’s health and wellbeing were impacted during COVID-19, in addition to the continued attacks from the Trump administration, the constant threat […]