Over 500 Immigrants Rally in Austin to Tell the Supreme Court & TX AG Ken Paxton: #HomeIsHere!

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Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA, we are #HereToStay and will organize to defend our community! Fernando, 18, is a U.S. citizen and student who participated in the Travis High School walkout on Congress Ave. In 2008, his mother was incarcerated and his father deported. When Fernando’s mother became terminally ill in 2014, DHS denied his father the …

Ahead of Supreme Court Case, Students Walk Out Across The Country to Say, “My Home is Here. I’m Here to Stay.”

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Photos & B-roll Will Be Available Here Soon | Follow #HomeIsHere and #HereToStay  Immigrant youth are raising their voice to tell the Justices to Preserve DACA, move local officials to do more to protect their families, and declare their home is here and they’re here to stay. Washington, D.C.  – Thousands of students across the country walked out of their …

Trump Administration Keeps Holding People Hostage To Advance Racist Anti-Immigrant Agenda

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The Trump administration reached an agreement with El Salvador to extend temporary protected status for Salvadorans for one year, in exchange for enforcement cooperation, making it impossible for people to seek asylum. Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans through January 2, 2021. The extension comes after the Trump administration’s efforts to kill …

Trump’s Racist Public Charge Rule Temporarily Blocked

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Washington, D.C. – Today a U.S. federal district court blocked the Trump administration’s rule on public charge from going into effect. The ruling stated that the administration “failed to demonstrate why or how the current public charge framework is inadequate.” This public charge rule would have given immigration officials the power to deny green card applications to immigrants already living …

Immigrant Youth and Allies Call for a Permanent End to the Collaboration with the Deportation Force!

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Although Emergency Legislation Passed Unanimously, the Fight is Not Over Until All Immigrants are Protected From Deportation. During last minute negotiations, it became clear that the Mayor’s Office tried to manipulate the fiscal impact process to block the bill, resulting in a carveout that still allows ICE to access the DC Jail specifically for federal inmates.  Washington, DC fails to …

The Supreme Court Must Protect LGBTQ People’s Right to Be

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court will hear three cases on LGBTQ Discrimination, which will determine if freedom of sexual orientation (Altitude Express v. Zarda & Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia) and gender identity and expression (R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC) are protected in the workplace. The employers in these cases are asking the Supreme Court …

Immigrant Youth File First-of-its-Kind Video Amicus Brief Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing Oral Arguments on Trump’s Unlawful Termination of DACA

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“We Want the Supreme Court to Know Whose Lives Are At Stake. We Want Them to See Our Home is Here.” Washington, D.C. – Today United We Dream launches a series of video biographies and stories of 27 recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) filed in a first-of-its-kind Amicus Brief directly with the Supreme Court ahead of the …

Hearing Unveils More Reasons Why Congress Must Hold ICE Accountable

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Congress must work to protect immigrants from ICE Concentration Camps Media Contacts José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing on ICE detention. During the hearing, witnesses, which included: a former DACA recipient who was detained over 30 days; an asylum seeker from Cameroon who was forced to …

Senate Votes To Terminate Trump’s Fake National Emergency

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In a bipartisan vote, the Senate moved to terminate the “emergency declaration” Trump signed in February. Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate voted 54-41 to terminate Trump’s emergency declaration, which he signed earlier this year as a way to amass more money to build a wall along the Southern Border and strengthen the deportation force. This comes after …