Cuellar (D-TX) Tries to Ditch Immigrant Youth

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – With just days left to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year, and with immigrant youth losing their protections from deportation and being dragged to detention camps, Rep. Cuellar refuses to use his leverage to get Congress to pass the Dream Act by December 22nd.

Immigrant Leaders Break Week Long Fast Demanding Sen. Rubio & Rep. Diaz-Balart Pass a Clean Dream Act by December 22nd!

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The leaders are now headed to Washington, D.C. with Operation Dream Act Now! Miami, FL – Friday evening, over a dozen immigrant leaders broke a week long fast that called attention to the urgent need for a clean Dream Act, which would protect immigrant young people from deportation and give them a pathway to citizenship. The fast took place in …

House and Senate Punt on Key Priorities; Immigrant Youth Will Escalate Drive to Pass Dream Act by End of Year

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Washington, DC – Today, both houses of Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to enable the government to continue functioning for the next two weeks, punting on key priorities like the Dream Act. The vote comes just hours after Trump met with Congressional leaders on year-end priorities as immigrant youth rallied outside. The vote sets the stage for two weeks of …

As Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet at White House on Dream Act, Immigrant Youth Say Delay = Deportation

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As Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet at White House on Dream Act, Immigrant Youth Say Delay = Deportation **Facebook Live Here** Washington, DC – Today, congressional leaders are meeting with Trump at the White House to discuss the year-end spending bill and the Dream Act. Immigrant youth and allies are also there to show the leaders and the nation that …

Immigrant Youth on New SECURE Act: No.

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Washington, DC –  Today, news broke that a group of Republican senators introduced trojan horse legislation filled with anti-immigrant policies and offering temporary protection for those now covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with no pathway to citizenship. By contrast, the Dream Act would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrant youth, is bipartisan …

DACA Recipients & Allies Host an Undocumented Thanksgiving Meal at Rep. Katko Office with the Message: No more empty chairs at our dinner tables!

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Syracuse, NY  – Today,  immigrant youth and people of conscience hosted a Thanksgiving meal in front of Representative John Katko’s Syracuse office to urge him to co-sponsor a clean Dream Act and to speak up for the dignified working conditions of  immigrant farm workers in New York. Congressman Katko has yet to take a public stand for immigrant youth who …

Haitian Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are The Latest Casualty in Trump’s War on Immigrants

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Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the agency will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti on July 22, 2019. Haitian immigrants will have to leave the United States in 18 months. The move is part of the Trump administration’s racist drive to deport immigrant communities of color out of the country in mass …

Court Rules to Stop Trump Administration from Punishing Cities Who Create Safe Spaces for Immigrants

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, The Hill reported  federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice cannot withhold federal aid from Philadelphia over sanctuary city policies. Cristina Jimenez, Co-founder and Executive Director of United We Dream, had the following response: “Today’s ruling is a victory for immigrants, people of color and all those who are determined to stop the Trump Administration …

Over 8,000 Immigrant Youth Take Over Nation’s Capitol & Walkout From Schools in CA, TX, OK, DC, MD, VA Tell Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell: “Pass Dream Act Now”

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Washington, DC & cities nationwide –  Today, just over two months after Trump killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, over a thousand immigrant youth and people of conscience took over the Hart Senate Building at the nation’s Capitol to demand Congress pass a clean Dream Act before the end of this year: a path to citizenship with …

Trump Announces Mass Expulsion of Thousands from Nicaragua Who’ve Lived in the U.S. for Nearly Two Decades

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Washington, DC – Last night, Trump’s Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke announced that the agency will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua on January 5, 2019. Nicaraguan immigrants, who have lived in the United States for nearly two decades, will have 12 months to leave their homes. For the 2,500 Nicaraguan immigrants currently …