Home Is Here Coalition Asks Supreme Court to Side with DACA Recipients During COVID-19 Global Pandemic

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The DACA cases now before the Supreme Court involve the futures of 700,000 people, their 256,000 U.S. citizen children, and the nation’s health and wellbeing. Washington, D.C. – Today, plaintiffs in one of the cases challenging the Trump Administration’s termination of DACA filed a letter with the Supreme Court asking them to consider the real-world consequences of the COVID-19 global …

COVID-19 Senate Stimulus Package Fails Our People

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The Senate is choosing not to protect immigrants in our communities in their bill Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the Senate is voting on a two trillion dollar spending bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill ignores many key provisions laid out in a House bill proposed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 8), which recognized the humanity of all …

After Public Pressure Miramar Check-In Facility Finally Closes During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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Miramar, Florida. – The Miramar ICE check-in facility refused to comply for weeks with the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines during the Coronavirus outbreak, where hundreds of immigrant families risked their health and stood in crowded lines in order to do their check-ins.  Yesterday, after public pressure from, United We Dream, the Florida Immigration Coalition, and the …

Sen. Durbin, Sen. Harris and Rep. Pressley Demand Answers from DHS Over Plans to Deport DACA Recipients

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA 7th District), sent a letter to Acting DHS Secretary, Chad Wolf to inquire about the potential for mass deportations of DACA recipients in advance of a Supreme Court decision.  A total of 34 senators and 87 members of congress signed the letter.  Bruna …

By Refusing to Close Down Miramar Check-In Facility During COVID-19 Health Crisis, ICE Is Puts All of Us at Risk

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SEE VIDEO OF TODAY’S CHECK-INS AT MIRAMAR. MUST CREDIT: Miramar Circle of Protection and United We Dream FLORIDA —  As families across the United States bunker down to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing business as usual with their enforcement operations, leaving immigrants, immigration judges, government officials, security guards, and the public at …

Trump and DHS Must Automatically Renew DACAs That Expire This Year

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Due to COVID-19 USCIS offices are closing, which will delay critical DACA renewals Washington, DC – Last night, USCIS announced they will temporarily close offices to the public from March 18 through April 1. According to the USCIS announcement, “USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments impacted by this closure.”  This closure will delay …

Immigrant Youth Reject Trump, Miller, and Kushner’s White Supremacist Immigration Policies

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Trump’s son-in-law seeks to revive a racist “merit-based” immigration system. Washington, D.C. – Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, is working to “revive” a “merit-based” immigration system,” to continue advancing Trump’s white supremacist agenda. A White House spokesperson told NPR “there have been no final decisions on specific policy proposals.” Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream Network, …

Trump Targets More Immigrants and Families with Extended Muslim Ban

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced additional countries in an expanded Muslim travel ban. This iteration will suspend visas that can lead to permanent residency for people from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria, and will also end diversity visas to nationals of Sudan and Tanzania.  According to a report by Vox, the expansion of the ban would likely …

ICE Continues To Lie

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New York, NY – ICE is exploiting the tragic death of a woman in Queens, New York in an attempt to erode due process for immigrants. They are using this tragedy as a way to instill fear against immigrants while lying about the impact of policies that limit the collaboration between local police and ICE.  After a woman’s tragic death …

United We Dream Announces Launch of Leadership Transition Process

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Washington, D.C. – Today, United We Dream, the nation’s largest network led by immigrant youth announced that they have begun a yearlong executive leadership transition.  Over the last decade, United We Dream has become a force in politics with 720,000 members, over 100 local groups and with a reach of over 5 million every month. The group and its members …