Meet 5 People in Oklahoma Fighting To #CloseTheCamps

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Today, Kevin McAleenan, the Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security, is testified before the Congress Oversight Committee on the conditions of concentration camps at the border. Meanwhile in Lawton, Oklahoma, the opening of a concentration camp for minors is underway. A multiracial coalition of community members — including immigrants, Black, indigenous, Japanese American and Jewish people — are …

Demand to #CloseTheCamps Escalates With Actions Throughout the Summer

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Nationwide – Immigrant justice, faith-based and civil rights organizations are continuing to mobilize #CloseTheCamp actions across the country.  Over the next few weeks, organizations such as United We Dream, Dream Action Oklahoma, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the Florida Immigrant Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, RAICES, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, Workers Defense Project, The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, National …

4 Reasons to Close Concentration Camps

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Just a few days ago, Vice President Mike Pence visited a concentration camp at the border in McAllen, Texas, where media bore witness to the cramped facilities and inhumane conditions. These camps are being funded by the ADDITIONAL $4.59 billion that 34 Democrats in the Senate and 129 in the House, together with the vast majority of Republicans, voted to …

Trump To Target Immigrants In Mass Raid

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

The Administration Plans Mass Deportations of Immigrants In Cities All Across the Country Washington, D.C. – Today, news broke that Trump’s nationwide operation to detain and deport thousands of people — including “collateral” deportations of undocumented family and friends — is set to begin this Sunday, July 14. Know Your Power – A guide for undocumented people, including videos and …

SCOTUS Decision Blocks Census Citizenship Question for Now

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Immigrant youth are prepared to organize and empower our communities to be counted. We Belong and #WeCount! Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court decided to block Trump’s citizenship question and they’ve asked the Commerce Department for more explanation regarding the addition of the question, which means that the question will not be added to the 2020 Census for now.  …

While ICE Gets Ready to Unleash Chaos and Fear on Immigrant Communities, Congress Must Not Write Them a Check for More

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Condemning these attacks while continuing to fund them is hypocritical, immoral and a disservice to our country For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee released their  supplemental border proposal. The proposal, which is a response to Trump falsely claiming that the deportation force of ICE and CBP is running …

We Must Not Forget Our Country’s Shameful History

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Humans Do Not Belong in Camps Washington, D.C. – Last week, news surfaced that Fort Sill in Oklahoma, where 700 people of Japanese descent were detained and one murdered by an official during World War II, will serve as the site for a new detention center for children. This week, a video from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D, NY-14) sparked wide …

No More Deaths! Release Trans Detainees Now!

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

As We Mourn the Death of Johana Medina, We Demand the Release of Our Trans & Immigrant Communities from ICE Detention Camps   Seattle, WA & Washington, D.C. – On the first day of Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month,  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took another life.  This time of our trans sister Johana Medina. Medina died in the …

Judge Grants Excessive Bail to Immigrant Father Edgar Vasquez Who Was Detained for Driving Under the Speed Limit

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Edgar’s Family Must Raise $15,000 By Sunday, June 9 Or He’ll Remain Imprisoned at the LaSalle Detention Center in Louisiana Chattanooga, TN – This week, after receiving numerous letters of support from friends and family calling for his freedom, an immigration judge granted an excessive bail for Edgar Vasquez-Diaz, a father of two U.S. citizens and an 18 year resident …

Vote YES on Dream and Promise Act Vote NO on Shady Motion to Recommit

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Media Contacts Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Adam Luna | adam@unitedwedream.org Bill Could Protect 2.6 Million Immigrants, MTR Keeps Them In Danger Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote to pass the Dream and Promise Act, which is the most inclusive immigration legislation in years and which …