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

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

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

Jose Munoz Press Releases

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

Jose Munoz Press Releases

“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

Jose Munoz Press Releases

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

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

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 …

Julieta Garibay Remarks for Texas Redistricting Hearing in State Legislature

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Austin, TX – Today, the Texas House of Representatives Redistricting Committee held its first public hearing on the Census and redistricting. I am Julieta Garibay, Texas Director and co-founder of United We Dream, the first and largest immigrant youth led network. We are made up of over 400,000 members as well as 5 statewide branches and over 100 local groups …

Paxton Hell Bent on Deporting Immigrant Youth: Immigrant youth reject Paxton’s and Abbott’s Racism 

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 29, 2019 Contact: Sadie Hernandez | sadie@unitedwedream.org | 512.256.1489   Austin, TX – Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with 12 other states, filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States stating their opposition to the DACA program. Paxton’s attack comes as Trump’s administration continues to ramp up …

Trump Issues New Rule to Worsen Conditions in Detention

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced plans to roll out a new rule for detaining migrant children, allowing them to be indefinitely detained in federal concentration camps with adults. This comes after CBP announced yesterday it won’t give flu vaccines to people in concentration camps.  Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said: “Trump continues …

Trump Continues His Racist Attacks On Muslim Congresswomen

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Immigrant youth are in solidarity with Reps. Omar and Tlaib amidst Trump’s racist attempt to get them barred from Israel. For Immediate Release Contact: José Alonso Muñoz| jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810-0746 Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Israel announced it would bar entry to two democratic Congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). This comes after Trump urged the Israeli …

Freedom Cities Report Reveals APD Failure to Comply with Policies

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Community groups denounce continued targeting of Black and Latinx communities and call on APD to fully comply Austin, TX – Austin’s Freedom City Policies went into effect on November 1, 2018 to reduce discretionary arrests for citation-eligible offenses and racial disparities in arrests overall. Last Friday, August 9, 2019, the Austin Police Department (APD) issued its second round of quarterly …