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

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 […]

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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”

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: […]

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

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 […]

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After Trump Meeting With Senators, Immigrant Youth Say: “We Need a Clean Dream Act NOW”

Washington, DC –  Today, a group of Republican Senators met with Donald Trump at the White House on the issue of immigrant youth. Reports following the meeting reveal that some Senators advocated the Succeed Act or other Republican-only solutions in addition to increases in enforcement as the price to be paid to secure the freedom […]

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Trump and Key Politicians Shamefully Use Terror Attack to Go After Immigrants

Washington, DC – Yesterday, a tragic attack took place in Manhattan, claiming the lives of eight people. Immediately, Trump placed the blame of the attack on our country’s immigration programs by announcing his intention to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, which allows individuals, particularly Black, Muslim, Arab, and South Asian immigrants,  to migrate to […]

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Immigrant Youth Call on US Rep Culberson (R-TX) to Hold Himself Morally Accountable to the 10,000 Dream Act-Eligible Residents of TX District 7

Houston, TX – Today, dozens of immigrant youth marched to the site of US Representative John Culberson’s BBQ fundraiser and rallied outside sharing their commitment, stories of their families and the urgency that weighs heavily on the immigrant community of Texas and Congressional District 7. Rep. Culberson’s silence on the Dream Act leaves 10,000 Dream […]

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United We Dream Honors the Courage of Immigrant Community Freedom Fighters Attacked Yesterday In Los Angeles

Washington, DC –  Yesterday, peaceful protesters organized by the Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and others were attacked by the driver of a car who accelerated through a crowd while advocating to get a Republican Congressman to stop the Trump mass-deportation agenda. Adrian Reyna, Membership Director for United […]

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Trump Continues Heartless and Racist Attack on Immigrants with New Refugee Ban

Washington, DC  –  Trump and his administration announced a new version of  a refugee ban through another Executive Order. The ban bars admission of 11 nationalities, including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and stateless refugees from Palestine will be banned for a 90-day period. Sanaa Abrar, Policy […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris Says Her Vote on Key Spending Bill Hinges on Protecting Immigrant Youth

Washington, DC  –  Today, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said that she would withhold her vote on a key spending bill unless Congress protects immigrant youth. Harris said: “I will not vote for an end-of-year spending bill until we are clear about what we are going to do to protect and take care of our DACA […]

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In San Antonio and El Paso, Immigrant Youth & Allies Tell Rep. Will Hurd To Pass a Clean Dream Act by December!

San Antonio and El Paso, Texas – Today, Texas immigrant youth and allies took action at the San Antonio and El Paso/Socorro offices of Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) to bring their lived experiences, truth, persistence, and demands for a clean Dream Act by December. Video and photos from the today’s events can be found for […]

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Immigrant Youth & Allies Rally at Dallas Office of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) for Clean Dream Act by December

Dallas, TX – Yesterday, immigrant youth leaders and allies with United We Dream, Indivisible Richardson, and MoveOn.org from TX-32 took to the streets outside the office of US Rep. Pete Sessions to share their stories, commitment, and demands for a clean Dream Act by December of this year. The action follows Trump’s decision to kill […]

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Anti-Immigrant Puppeteer Jeff Sessions Dodges Questions on His Scheme to End DACA and Deport Immigrant Youth

Washington, DC – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As expected, Sessions continued to dodge questions regarding his scheme to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has upended the lives of over 800,000 immigrant young people and left them at risk for deportation. During the hearing, Senator Durbin […]

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Immigrant Youth & Faith Leaders Visit Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), Say: Pass Clean Dream Act, 10,000 Lives On the Line in Your District

Houston, TX – Late yesterday, immigrant leaders with United We Dream Houston and clergy from TX-7 met with US Rep. John Culberson to demand a clean Dream Act by December of this year. This follows Trump’s decision to kill DACA earlier this year–a program that offered safety from deportation and the ability to work for […]

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Undocumented Mothers and Immigrant Youth Scrub the Dream Act “Clean” to Oppose White House Enforcement Priorities!

Miami, FL – Today, during rush hour, undocumented mothers and immigrant youth took over the space in front of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center with giant letters spelling out “Dream Act” and wiped it “clean” from enforcement & deportation add-ons. A month after the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Senator […]

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Congress Must Pass Clean Dream Act Before the End of the Year

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that Sen. Lankford (R-OK) heard from Trump that he might extend the March 5 date when all immigrant youth would be thrown to deportation agents. It is the latest in an endless string of rumors and contradictory information about the lives of immigrant youth coming from the Trump team. […]

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