United We Dream Demands Justice For George Floyd

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For Immediate Release Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746 Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis was killed at the hands of Police. In the 48 hours that followed Minneapolis Police met protesters in mourning with tear gas and rubber bullets. This comes two months after the death of Breonna Taylor after police forced …

Before HEROES Act Vote, Republicans Launch Attack on Immigrants

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Washington, D.C. – With the House of Representatives set to vote on the HEROES Act tonight, a $3 trillion package to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, Republicans are doing what they do best: playing political games to divert from their and Trump’s failures in responding to this crisis.  The fifth COVID-19 relief package seeks to include all immigrants in vital …

The HEROES Act Starts To Correct Previous Wrongs

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The fifth COVID-19 relief package seeks to include all immigrants in vital free testing and treatment, and other needed benefits Washington, D.C. – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion package to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. This would be the fifth package in response to COVID-19. The introduction of the HEROES Act comes as …

Acting USCIS Director Cuccinelli Calls Deportations of DACA Recipients “Attractive”

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Washington, D.C. – In a recent episode of America First with Sebastian Gorka, Acting USCIS Director, Ken Cuccinelli called the removal of DACA recipients “attractive.”  In the interview, which happened on April 23, Cuccinelli says: “DACA is, you know, an overwhelming program…There’s almost 30,000 with orders of removal who have work permits. Well, you know, one of the things that …

The DACA SCOTUS Case is a Crisis of Trump’s Own Making

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Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court is set to rule any day on President Trump’s cruel attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While DACA recipients and their families await the decision, recent data from Hart Research for the Center for American Progress Action Fund shows that 70% of voters support DACA, including large majorities of …

Health Care Professionals and Community Members Demand ICE Comply With Federal Judge and Release All People

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Yesterday,  a federal judge ordered ICE to release some people currently held in three detention centers in South Florida. In the order, the judge stated that ICE had acted with “deliberate indifference” to the condition of the immigrants held in their custody. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE has allowed detainees to be exposed …

After Weeks of Pressure, ICE Ordered to Release People From Detention in South Florida

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Miami, Florida – In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE has put people’s health at risk by keeping them detained. Yesterday, in response to a lawsuit from the Miami University Law Clinic, Southern Poverty Law Center,  Rapid Defense Network and others, a federal judge ordered ICE to release some people currently held in three detention centers in South Florida. …

Over 260 Organizations Call on Betsy DeVos to Include Undocumented Students in Congressional Aid

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Washington, D.C. – Today, over 260 organizations sent a letter to the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding the retraction of her most recent guidance to exclude undocumented students, including DACA recipients, from accessing over $6 billion the federal government directed to colleges and universities. Earlier this week, Democrats in Congress called on DeVos to reverse course as …

COVID-19 Relief 3.5 Stimulus Package Fails to Meet the Needs of All People

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a COVID-19 3.5 stimulus package, which provides $25 billion for COVID-19 testing, yet continues to exclude undocumented people from guaranteed testing and care. It also lacks financial assistance for all, regardless of immigration status, as well as urgently needed extensions of work permits for DACA and TPS holders who await court …

COVID 3.5 Stimulus Package Fails to Put People First, Immigrant Youth Urge ‘No’ Vote Until it Does

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Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives is set to vote on a COVID-19 3.5 stimulus package the Senate passed yesterday which provides $25 billion for COVID-19 testing, yet still excludes undocumented people from guaranteed testing and care. In addition to not guaranteeing COVID-19 health care testing and treatment for all, it also lacks financial assistance for all, regardless of …