Immigrant Youth Vow to Continue Resistance As Anti-Immigrant Bill SB 4 Passes from the Texas House Toward Becoming Law

Austin, TX — Today, following nearly 16 hours of debate on the House floor, fueled and emboldened by an agenda of hate, racism and white supremacy, the Texas House of Representatives voted to pass SB 4, a shameful bill with the clear goal of terrorizing and criminalizing the immigrant community. Procedural steps are all that […]

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Immigrants, Workers, and Allies Unite In Opposition to Hateful SB 4 as Texas House Votes

AUSTIN, TX — Today, as the Texas House moves to vote on Anti-Immigrant SB 4, courageous immigrant leaders, workers, immigrant children & families from across the state mobilized for a day of action in opposition to the hateful legislation. As debate began for the day, House Representatives entered the House chambers through a tunnel of […]

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Over 130 Institutions Commit to Protect and Fight for Immigrants In Face of Trump Administration’s Mass Deportation Plans

Washington, D.C. and Nationwide – Last week, over 130 educational institutions across the country stepped up to fight for, and alongside, their immigrant students and their families on the annual National Institutions Coming Out Day. The institutions, which span 38 states including K-12 schools, universities, community colleges and community centers, made over 900 commitments to […]

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Immigrant Community To Sessions & Kelly in El Paso: Border Communities Demand #JusticeForJuan

El Paso, TX – Last week, immigrant leaders from South Texas and Albuquerque, NM joined a rally organized by the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso, TX where they demanded #JusticeForJuan and an end to deportations. Those assembled confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he left a joint appearance together with Secretary Kelly […]

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Immigrant Youth to Trump: Rest Easy?

Washington, DC – Today, responding to the growing controversy over the deportation of Juan Montes, a young man who should have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), Donald Trump said that immigrant youth should “rest easy” and reiterated his false claim that he is sparing immigrant youth from deportation. But […]

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Immigrant Community Leaders Deliver 9,000 Petitions to Reps. Ros-Lehtinen & Curbelo to Oppose Trump’s Mass Deportation Budget

Miami, FL – This week, immigrant community leaders descended onto the offices of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo to deliver over nine thousand petitions, signed by residents across Florida, demanding they oppose Donald Trump’s $3 billion mass deportation budget. The leaders spoke out against the detention of their loved ones and demanded #JusticeForJuan – […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Demanded #JusticeForJuan and for all Immigrants Targeted by Trump’s Deportation Machine

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies rallied  in front of the offices of the Department of Homeland Security to demand justice for Juan Manuel Montes, the young man deported to Mexico despite being protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Public outrage is growing as the number of immigrant young […]

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United We Dream Demands #JusticeForJuan, A Young Man Targeted by Trump’s Deportation Force

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Juan Manuel Montes, a young man who should have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), was targeted and deported by Trump’s Border Patrol agents. It is the first public case of an immigrant youth protected by DACA who was deported by Trump’s agents. The […]

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Community Organizing By Immigrants and People of Conscience Transforms Hyattsville Into Sanctuary City

Hyattsville, MD – Last night, after three months of community organizing, the City Council of Hyattsville declared a resounding “no” to the separation of families and mass deportation and “yes” to the protection of the immigrant community through a majority vote in favor of a sanctuary ordinance. This victory is due in large part to […]

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Sessions Brings More Criminalization to the Border

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth leaders criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration for unveiling a plan that will criminalize immigrants.   Sessions made his remarks before an audience of the Customs and Border Patrol, whose agents endorsed Trump during the election and whose recently appointed Chief of Staff was formerly the […]

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Trump Demands Billions To Cause Misery for Immigrants

Washington, DC – Today, the Trump Administration asked the nation for billions in cash to carry out their white nationalist fantasy of mass detention and deportation. Included in the budget request are $1.5 billion for the construction of new immigration detention centers, as well as funding to deport undocumented people detained, $314 million for the […]

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Immigrant Youth and LGBTQIA Leaders Converge on Capitol to Stop Attacks on Texans

Austin, TX — Today, immigrant youth and LGBTQIA leaders convened at the Texas Capitol to call on legislators to oppose Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4, the Trans Oppression Senate Bill 6, and protect higher education for undocumented students. The multi-issue group continues to work together to block bills that seek to hold back, terrorize, and criminalize […]

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Target of Trump’s Immigration Nightmare, Daniel Ramirez, Continues to Be Denied His Freedom

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue rejected the Trump Administration’s demand that Daniel be denied his right to have his case heard in Federal court. But while the hearing process goes on, Daniel will remain in detention – denied his freedom and access to be a dad to his son. Greisa […]

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Dany Is Released, Organizing Wins & Immigrant Youth Pledge to Keep Fighting

Washington, DC – Today, Dany Vargas, a DACA beneficiary who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for speaking about a targeted attack on her family, is free. Her release arrives after immigrant families and allies made over more than 2,000 calls to DHS Secretary John Kelly and gathered outside the Department of […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families to Republicans: Use Your Power to Pressure Trump to Rescind His Deportation Executive Orders

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) filed the Recognizing America’s Children Act, a bill that would allow undocumented youth to be protected from deportation and set on a path to citizenship.   Immigrant youth and families responded by emphasizing that Republicans should pressure Trump to rescind his deportation executive orders and not play […]

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