Trump Terminates Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Immigrants from Sudan, Putting Them in Danger

Washington, DC – This week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced that the agency will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan on November 2, 2018. Sudanese immigrants  will have one year before they have to leave the United States. Once they return to Sudan they will surely face political and […]

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United We Dream Announces New DACA Renewal Fund to Help Support Thousands of Urgent DACA Renewals

Washington, DC – Today, United We Dream announced The DACA Renewal Fund (www.dacarenewalfund.com): an urgent push to support DACA recipients renewal application fees. For more information, or to donate to The Renewal Fund, click here. The Renewal Fund will directly support DACA recipients’ renewal applications – every single dollar raised will go directly to renewal […]

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UWD: Our Drive for Clean Dream Act Remains Steady

Washington, DC – Last night, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced they had reached an agreement with Donald Trump over dinner regarding immigrant youth and the border. The announcement included no details about legislative language and conflicting reports have already emerged. Adrian Reyna, Director of Membership at United We Dream and […]

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Immigrant Groups and Allies Call on Congressional Democrats to Force Vote on Dream Act

Washington, DC — Today, Kamal Essaheb of the National Immigration Law Center, Greisa Martinez of United We Dream, and Angel Padilla of the Indivisible Project issued the following statement on congressional Democrats’ legislative response to Trump’s announcement that he would be ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) after six months unless Congress acts. “Today, […]

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Trump Fulfills White Supremacist Agenda With Decision to End DACA

Washington, DC – Today, Trump announced he has decided to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a scheme announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream said in response: “We are outraged by Trump’s decision to end DACA. “With this move, Trump is fulfilling a […]

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TX Immigrant Leaders and Allies Celebrate SB 4 Injunction & Say: The Fight for Our Dignity Continues #WithLove4TX

Austin, TX – Today, on the racist SB 4 law’s implementation date, immigrant youth, mothers, educators and advocates gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion to celebrate the partial injunction on SB 4, and commit to defending the DACA program and fight for the dignity of all immigrants across the state, especially as we face the aftermath of […]

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Immigrant Youth & Allies To Escalate Fight to Defend DACA Program

Washington, DC –  Today, yet more rumors continued to swirl that the White House would soon be announcing an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream said in response: “All the rumors on DACA would give anyone whiplash. Sarah Huckabee Sanders just denied the […]

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To Our Texas Immigrant Communities: You Are Not Alone

Austin, TX – Yesterday, immigrant leaders, advocates, and allies rallied outside the Department of Public Safety in North Austin, during Trump’s briefing on Hurricane Harvey, to unite in support of immigrant community members in Houston and across the state. See video and pictures here, here, here, and here. This week has presented challenges to the […]

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By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Also Pardoned White Supremacy

Washington, DC – Today, the White House announced that Trump has given former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio a presidential pardon. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream said in response: “Trump’s pardon of Arpaio is an official endorsement on racial profiling and the abuse of immigrants and people of color. It is also […]

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Reports Say Trump is Considering Killing DACA, While Immigrant Youth Escalate Fight to Defend It

Washington, DC – Today, Axios reported that President Trump is seriously considering putting an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – a highly successful program with strong, bipartisan support that has helped nearly a million immigrants obtain work permits, build lives here, and strengthen the entire country. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director and […]

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United We Dream Rejects Trump’s New White Supremacist Immigration Plan

Washington, DC – Overnight, in advance of Trump’s rally in Phoenix, AZ today, McClatchy News reported that the White House is working on an immigration deal, which would use immigrant youth as a fig leaf to mask  a white supremacist wish list of immigration changes to carry out Trump’s racist mass deportation agenda. The plan […]

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Immigrant Youth: Bannon Was Not #HereToStay, But We Are

Washington, DC– Today, United We Dream released the following statement regarding Steven Bannon’s exit from the Trump Administration. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, and a DACA beneficiary said: “One less white supremacist in the White House is welcome news, but the real question is whether his priorities will still reign supreme. […]

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We Gave Trump’s Press Release on Sanctuary Cities an F

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BREAKING: Texas Freedom Warriors Released from Jail Following Protest of Paxton’s Threat to Kill DACA

Austin, TX – Following nearly 24 hours in jail, community members were released from Travis County Jail this evening after a protest at TX Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office demanding he cease his threat to kill the DACA program and terrorize 800,000 immigrant youth. Yesterday, these Freedom Warriors joined immigrant youth and allies across the […]

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BREAKING: Arrests at TX Atty. Gen Ken Paxton’s Office. Activists Protest Because of Paxton Threat to Kill DACA and Endanger Immigrant Youth

Austin, TX – Today, six community members were arrested while putting their bodies on the line to defend 800,000 youth immigrants who are being put in imminent danger by TX Attorney General Ken Paxton’s threat to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Today, immigrant youth and allies from across the state took […]

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