Julieta Garibay Remarks for Texas Redistricting Hearing in State Legislature

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Austin, TX – Today, the Texas House of Representatives Redistricting Committee held its first public hearing on the Census and redistricting. I am Julieta Garibay, Texas Director and co-founder of United We Dream, the first and largest immigrant youth led network. We are made up of over 400,000 members as well as 5 statewide branches and over 100 local groups …

Paxton Hell Bent on Deporting Immigrant Youth: Immigrant youth reject Paxton’s and Abbott’s Racism 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 29, 2019 Contact: Sadie Hernandez | sadie@unitedwedream.org | 512.256.1489   Austin, TX – Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with 12 other states, filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States stating their opposition to the DACA program. Paxton’s attack comes as Trump’s administration continues to ramp up …

Trump Issues New Rule to Worsen Conditions in Detention

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced plans to roll out a new rule for detaining migrant children, allowing them to be indefinitely detained in federal concentration camps with adults. This comes after CBP announced yesterday it won’t give flu vaccines to people in concentration camps.  Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said: “Trump continues …

Trump Continues His Racist Attacks On Muslim Congresswomen

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Immigrant youth are in solidarity with Reps. Omar and Tlaib amidst Trump’s racist attempt to get them barred from Israel. For Immediate Release Contact: José Alonso Muñoz| jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810-0746 Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Israel announced it would bar entry to two democratic Congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). This comes after Trump urged the Israeli …

Freedom Cities Report Reveals APD Failure to Comply with Policies

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Community groups denounce continued targeting of Black and Latinx communities and call on APD to fully comply Austin, TX – Austin’s Freedom City Policies went into effect on November 1, 2018 to reduce discretionary arrests for citation-eligible offenses and racial disparities in arrests overall. Last Friday, August 9, 2019, the Austin Police Department (APD) issued its second round of quarterly …

Act of Terror in Mississippi

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ICE Agents Abduct 680 Just Days After Massacre Targeting Latinx and Immigrant Families For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents took over a small Mississippi community to arrest 680 mostly Latinx workers. According to reports, this is the largest workplace raid in a decade. United We …

Florida Must Close The Camps

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Several immigrant youths held at the Homestead Camp have reunited with their families but concentration camps remain open. Miami, FL – Early this week, news surfaced that many of the children and youth held at the Homestead Concentration Camp have been reunited with family and all those remaining have been relocated. Those who have been transferred are at unknown facilities …

Statement by Progressive Groups on Shootings

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Coalitions call for Congress to stop white nationalism and bring justice by ending gun violence once and for all Media Contacts: Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Washington, D.C. – This weekend, deadly attacks –  the 251th mass shooting this year, took the lives of 29 people. According to reports, the El Paso shooter published a manifesto drawing on rhetoric …

Protests to Close The Camps Escalate at Action by Immigrant Youth, Japanese Americans, Indigenous, Jewish, Veterans and Racial Justice Groups Who Demand The Government Stop Repeating History

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Hundreds at Ft. Still called on Oklahoma Governor to prevent new camp and demanded Trump close all the camps For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Lawton, OK. – With resounding chants and booming drums, over 400 people took escalated action outside of the Fort Sill military post in Lawton, Oklahoma, to protest the government turning it …

Meet 5 People in Oklahoma Fighting To #CloseTheCamps

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Today, Kevin McAleenan, the Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security, is testified before the Congress Oversight Committee on the conditions of concentration camps at the border. Meanwhile in Lawton, Oklahoma, the opening of a concentration camp for minors is underway. A multiracial coalition of community members — including immigrants, Black, indigenous, Japanese American and Jewish people — are …