Immigrant Youth: New Dream Act is Important Step Forward and We Will Fight to Protect DACA & TPS!

Washington, DC– Today, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  introduced a new version of the Dream Act that would grant legal status to immigrants came to this country under the age of 18 and who meet other requirements. If passed, this legislation would offer a route to […]

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United We Dream on News of Dream Act Legislation

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) are developing new Dream Act legislation. Below is the statement of Greisa Martinez Rosas, United We Dream Advocacy Director and DACA beneficiary: “Today, 800,000 immigrant youth are protected from deportation and can work because of the DACA program and hundreds […]

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Immigrant Youth Pledge to Fight to Protect DACA & TPS

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security deflected responsibility for the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) which, combined, protect over one million people from deportation. In a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Kelly told Members […]

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Immigrant Youth Call on Congress to Cut Funding from Trump’s Deportation Agencies and Protect DACA

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth called on members of Congress to oppose the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill and slash funding for Trump’s mass deportation agenda and the agencies charged with carrying it out. As currently written, the bill would waste billions to terrorize immigrant families. It would provide $1.6 billion for a […]

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Houston Immigrants & Allies Demand Harris County Commissioners Sue Against SB 4

  Houston, TX – Today, United We Dream members joined others from across Harris County to urge Commissioners to vote to move the County to enter a lawsuit against the racist SB 4 law. SB 4 forces local police to be enlisted into Trump’s deportation force and would enable racial profiling of millions of brown […]

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Immigrant Youth Condemn Latest Republican Attack on DACA, Vow to Protect the Vital Program Because “We Are #HereToStay!”

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth condemn Republican Attorneys General for attacking the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and threatening a lawsuit against the program. DACA has existed for five years and has been a life-changing victory for 800,000 young people and their families with thousands more joining every month. Since 2012, this […]

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Republican Anti-Immigrant Bills Are About One Thing: Racism

Washington, DC – United We Dream released the following statement condemning the two new anti-immigrant bills Republicans are pushing to terrorize communities of color.  The two bills sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will be voted on by the House today. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director at United We Dream Action, said: “Republicans have blocked every […]

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Trump’s Muslim Ban, Mass Deportation & Stop & Frisk Obsessions Are About The Same Thing: Racism

San Antonio, TX – Today,  the Supreme Court decided to hear oral arguments in the Fall against Trump’s racist and dangerous Muslim Ban, only allowing a sliver part of the ban to remain in the meantime. Julieta Garibay, Campaigns Director for United We Dream said, “The Muslim ban is another attack on immigrants and people […]

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Life Without DAPA: Immigrant Parents Continue the Fight Against Deportations

Washington, DC – Today marks one year since the outrageous decision in the case of United States v. Texas, where the Supreme Court’s evenly divided ruling upheld the partisan Republican block against President Obama’s executive action on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA). Not surprisingly, the program was […]

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Immigrant Youth Stage Urgent Call To Stop Imminent Deportation of 19 Year-Old Diego Puma Macancela and His Mother, Rosa Inez Macancela

Washington, DC & Cross River, NY – Immigrant youth from across the country joined leaders from the Hudson Valley Community Coalition to launch an urgent call to stop the deportation of Diego Puma, a 19 year-old high school senior who was detained by agents of Trump’s deportation force in early June. For two weeks he […]

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Victory! People of Houston Pressure City to File Suit to Stop Racist “Show Me Your Papers” Law

Houston, TX – With a solid majority, the Houston City Council voted today to file suit against the racist government of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to stop him from implementing SB 4, the “show me your papers” law rammed through the Texas legislature earlier this year. The new law would have enlisted local law enforcement […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Demand Houston Enact Policies to Protect Immigrant Families & Sue to Stop SB4

Houston, TX – Today, the voices of young immigrants and freedom warriors from across the city filled City Council chambers as dozens of Houston immigrants, mothers, fathers, and people of conscience from across the city denounced the racist law SB 4, called for on-going work by the city to protect immigrant families, and demanded the […]

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Trump Tries to Change the Narrative Back to Racism

Houston, TX – On Monday, Trump’s Department of Justice asked to be involved in the court hearings next week on the racist Senate Bill 4 according to news reports. SB 4, which is scheduled to go in effect in September 1st, is facing legal challenges from multiple Texas cities seeking to block the measure to […]

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Philando Castile’s Life Matters

Houston, TX – Today, news broke that police officer who murdered Philando Castile at a traffic stop was found not guilty. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream said, “We are angry and heartbroken at today’s news. Philando Castile’s life matters to us and the brutal disregard for the lives of Black […]

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Trump Team Revokes Memos Which Would Have Protected Immigrant Parents

Washington, DC – Last night, the Trump Administration rescinded memos created by the Obama Administration to protect many immigrant parents and which would have expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The memos in question had been blocked from implementation because of a lawsuit filed by a handful of Republican politicians and heard by […]

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