Texas’ Attempt To Kill DACA Rejected, DACA Renewals Remain Open

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Federal Texas Judge Andrew Hanen announced he is rejecting Texas’ bid to stop immigrant youth from being protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision means no change on DACA renewals, and DACA recipients should continue to renew their protections. Those who do not have DACA yet cannot apply. Those with questions …

Immigrant Youth Win “Freedom City” Resolution in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Gaithersburg, MD – On Monday evening, the City Council of Gaithersburg, MD passed (3-0) a binding resolution titled “Reaffirming the City’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Freedom and Justice and Denouncing Anti-immigrant Speech, Hate Crimes and Harassment.” The Gaithersburg resolution can be read here and includes provisions regarding the respect for diversity and inclusion as well as policy provisions regarding the …

Seventeen Immigrant Leaders Selected for United We Dream Build The Dream Fellowship

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

While DACA litigation continues, immigrant leaders across the country are ready to organize in their localities for education justice & to stop deportations now! For Immediate ReleaseContact: Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. and Cities Nationwide – Today, United We Dream is proud to announce the 2018 Build The Dream fellows. Despite ongoing DACA …

Federal Judge Rules Trump’s Killing of DACA Was Wrong

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Washington, DC District Judge John Bates ruled that Trump’s decision to end DACA was wrong. The judge has given all parties in the case until August 23rd to respond, which means only DACA renewal applications continue to be accepted by USCIS. The situation for DACA beneficiaries remains dangerous and unstable as we do not know …

US Deportation Force Ruled by Abusers

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

“Congress Must Not Send One More Dollar to the Deportation Force.” Washington, DC – Last night, a top official from Trump’s deportation force said that camps he uses to house children are akin to “summer camps.” The comment came on the same day that news broke of a child dying after being held in Trump custody and increasing reports of …

Trump Plans to Deport Somalis in 18 Months

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 500 current Somali TPS holders for 18 months, but will not redesignate TPS for immigrants from Somalia. Since taking office, Trump has also compromised TPS for immigrants from Yemen, Sudan, Nicaragua, Honduras, Nepal, Haiti, and El Salvador.   Sanaa Abrar, …

#DefundHate Coalition Recommends Voting NO on DHS Appropriations Bill

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Nearly 300 immigrant, civil rights, faith, LGBTQ, legal services and other organizations call on Congress to reduce funding for detentions, deportations and the border wall. WASHINGTON, DC — The #DefundHate Coalition recommends that the House Appropriations Committee vote NO next week on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY19 appropriations bill that was introduced on Thursday by the Subcommittee …

Shut It Down! Abolish ICE! Immigrants & Allies Take Over Street For Eight Hours Outside Miramar ICE Facility

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17 People Arrested Objecting Abuses by ICE; Over 2000 Joined by Phone and Called on Mayor Messam to Take ICE Out of Miramar Miramar, FL – With loud cries of “Shut it down!” immigrant youth, mothers, community members, nannies, and child care providers took over the streets outside of Miami’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in Miramar, FL, …

United We Dream Launches Summer of Dreams

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Program will Train and Empower Next Generation of Progressive Leaders and Grassroots Organizers For Immediate ReleaseContact: Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, DC – This summer, hundreds of youth are training with United We Dream (UWD) across the country to become the next generation of progressive leaders and grassroots organizers.  Nearly 450 young people make …

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Joins Call to Abolish ICE

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

You are either for or against mass criminalization and deportation —defund the Deportation Force now! For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, DC — Across the country, a growing movement for justice is building momentum to #AbolishICE and defund the Deportation Force as the world witnesses their brutality. After meeting with five Hudson Valley immigrant families – …