DACA Is Back! Immigrant Youth Jump Into Action to Help DACA Eligible Youth Apply For Protections From Deportation 

Jose Munoz Press Releases

“There is no time to waste in making sure everyone who is eligible for the program has the resources they need to apply.” Washington, D.C. – Following news earlier this month that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been reinstated to its original form, immigrant youth from United We Dream have put launched “DACA is BACK,” a …

Home Is Here Coalition: DACA is Back!

Anabel Mendoza Press Releases

Despite Trump’s efforts to destroy DACA, the courts have once again sided with immigrant youth, requiring the government to reinstate DACA to its original form. Washington D.C.- Following New York Judge Nicholas Garaufis’s ruling on Friday in the Batalla Vidal v Wolf lawsuit, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has complied with the court’s decision to immediately reinstate the …

Defund Hate: With Over 276K Dead from COVID-19, Congress Must Not Sign Blank Checks to Fund DHS’ Abuse of Immigrants Instead of Pandemic Relief to All

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – As Congress negotiates budget funding, Defund Hate coalition members call on Congress to avoid the mistake of continuing to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s cruel and inhumane immigration system. Over the years, the department and its two deportation arms —Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)— have wasted billions of dollars jailing, …

We Win Again! Court Tells Trump to Reinstate DACA Effective Immediately

Jose Munoz Press Releases

A federal court ruled that the government must start accepting new DACA applications, return to issuing 2-year renewals, and accepting advanced parole requests. Washington, D.C. – Tonight, a federal judge in New York issued an order following their ruling in the Batalla Vidal v. Wolf lawsuit, which challenged Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf’s July memo attempting to dismantle the Deferred …

As DHS Attempts to Cover Up Its Abuses, Immigrant Youth Demand Accountability

Anabel Mendoza Press Releases

“We Won’t Stop Fighting Until Justice for All Immigrants is Delivered.” Washington, D.C. – Built to inflict pain and inherently rooted in white supremacy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its two main arms —Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)— have committed endless attacks against immigrant communities without consequence or accountability. Supported by a …

Immigrant Youth Win Big at Shorty Social Good Awards

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, immigrant youth of United We Dream won the Social Movement award at the fifth annual Shorty Social Good Awards for our Home Is Here video series. The Shorty Social Good Awards honors the best social media and digital content of the year. The Home is Here series, which highlights the voices of undocumented youth, was the …

Biden Promises One of His First Acts Will be Protecting DACA

Anabel Mendoza Press Releases

Immigrant youth celebrate and make clear that DACA is the floor, not the ceiling, of what Biden must do. Washington, D.C. – Just hours after millions of people celebrated the resounding defeat of Trump, multiple news sources began reporting that the Biden transition team is preparing numerous executive orders for the beginning of the Biden administration, one of them being …

Immigrant Youth Bring Celebration To The Polls

Anabel Mendoza Press Releases

Florida, Texas, California – With empanadas, aguas frescas, churros, pastelitos, and cafecitos in hand, immigrant youth of United We Dream went to polling sites in Florida, Texas, and California to ensure every voter had enough fuel and energy to stay in line and make their vote count! Immigrant youth showed up to polling sites in these key states to ensure …

Home Is Here Coalition: Regardless of Who Wins This Election, We Will Fight to Protect Immigrant Communities

Jose Munoz Press Releases, Uncategorized

Washington, D.C. — This summer, the Home Is Here coalition celebrated a historic victory at the Supreme Court to protect more than 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and opened the door to protect hundreds of thousands more DACA-eligible young people. Since that victory in June, the Home Is Here coalition called on the current administration to comply …

Defund Hate: No Matter the Election Outcome, Congress Must Defund ICE and CBP and Prioritize the Wellbeing of Our Communities

Anabel Mendoza Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans await the election results, the Defund Hate campaign issued the following statement: “In January, the next president of the United States and members of the 117th Congress will assume responsibility for the health and wellbeing of U.S. communities and families still fighting for survival in a global pandemic. This includes immigrants who are detained or …