SCOTUS Declines to Take Up DACA Case This Spring

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Immigrant Youth Should Renew Their DACA Applications and Congress Must Not Hurt Immigrants With Money for the Wall, ICE and CBP Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court declined to take up DACA litigation for its first term of the new year. “Today immigrant youth can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that DACA protections will be safe for a …

Trump Using the Lives of Immigrant Youth As Bargaining Chips

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump spoke at the White House saying he would finally reopen the government if taxpayers  give him billions to build his Wall, nearly 3,000 deportation agents, more staff for faster deportations and jam through other harsh changes to immigration law. In addition to ending his shutdown, Donald Trump said that he would temporarily extend protections …

Immigrant Youth Network Reacts to Rumors of Trump Speech Details

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Washington, DC – As immigrant youth in cities across the nation march with women of all backgrounds to call for an end to the Trump shut down and to protect immigrants, rumors began circulating in Washington, DC that Trump may offer a new “deal” to get billions for his Wall and other unknown changes. The rumors come after Trump killed …

JOINT STATEMENT: Congress Must Reject Trump’s Extortionist Tactics

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 WASHINGTON – United We Dream, the Indivisible Project, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), MoveOn, UndocuBlack Network and the Southern Border Communities Coalition released the following statement: “For 26 days, Trump has held our government hostage as he demands billions for his deadly, harmful and wasteful border wall. During those …

Trump To Put the Bully in Bully Pulpit

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, DC – Tonight, Trump is set to deliver an Oval Office speech about his shutdown demands for a Monument to Racism and mass deportation. Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said the following in anticipation of the remarks: “Tonight, Trump is using the bully pulpit to …

Child Killed at the Border

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Washington, DC – Greisa Martinez Rosas, DACA recipient and Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream released the following statement following reports of another death in the hands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents: “ICE and CBP agents  are in the business of detaining and locking up Black and brown people. They’ve killed another child in pursuit of this …

Leading Advocates Call for Congress to Reject Border Wall Funding, Increased DHS Budget

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

WASHINGTON — As Democratic congressional leadership heads to the White House to negotiate Department of Homeland Security funding with President Trump, leading civil rights, faith, immigrant rights, and advocacy organizations called for a rejection of Trump’s border wall and demand cuts in funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection in the coming fiscal year. The Defund …

We’re Live in Times Square

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Immigrant Youth Debut Billboard Ad with Moral Question to Viewers For Immediate ReleaseContact: Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Washington, DC – This year, as millions of people gather in New York City’s Times Square they will look up and see vibrant orange and the faces of undocumented and unafraid immigrant youth. United We Dream has secured a Times Square …

Texas Immigrant Youth Respond to Legislative Attacks on Educational Equity

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Austin, TX – Yesterday, news broke of a Texas House Bill filing that would kill eligibility for in-state tuition for undocumented students at public universities in Texas. Immigrant youth, and long-time defenders of in-state tuition for undocumented students responded. Valeria Serna, Texas State University freshman, DACA recipient, and leader with United We Dream in Austin said, “I’ve worked hard to …

Tear Gassing Asylum Seekers Is Cruel & Inhumane

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Congress Must Call for Their Right to Asylum & Defund ICE and CBP Now! For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Just yesterday, the Trump administration’s military and deportation force tear gassed asylum seekers at the border, including children. Eli Cuna, National Field Director of United We Dream, said: “Trump’s deportation force use of tear …