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 …

Act of Terror in Mississippi

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ICE Agents Abduct 680 Just Days After Massacre Targeting Latinx and Immigrant Families For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents took over a small Mississippi community to arrest 680 mostly Latinx workers. According to reports, this is the largest workplace raid in a decade. United We …

Florida Must Close The Camps

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Several immigrant youths held at the Homestead Camp have reunited with their families but concentration camps remain open. Miami, FL – Early this week, news surfaced that many of the children and youth held at the Homestead Concentration Camp have been reunited with family and all those remaining have been relocated. Those who have been transferred are at unknown facilities …

Statement by Progressive Groups on Shootings

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Coalitions call for Congress to stop white nationalism and bring justice by ending gun violence once and for all Media Contacts: Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Washington, D.C. – This weekend, deadly attacks –  the 251th mass shooting this year, took the lives of 29 people. According to reports, the El Paso shooter published a manifesto drawing on rhetoric …

Protests to Close The Camps Escalate at Action by Immigrant Youth, Japanese Americans, Indigenous, Jewish, Veterans and Racial Justice Groups Who Demand The Government Stop Repeating History

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Hundreds at Ft. Still called on Oklahoma Governor to prevent new camp and demanded Trump close all the camps For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Lawton, OK. – With resounding chants and booming drums, over 400 people took escalated action outside of the Fort Sill military post in Lawton, Oklahoma, to protest the government turning it …

Meet 5 People in Oklahoma Fighting To #CloseTheCamps

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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

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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 …

Trump’s Asylum Ban is Racist

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#CloseTheCamps and Provide Due Process To Those Seeking Asylum Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Trump and his right-hand racist Stephen Miller announced an asylum ban. The rule makes Central American countries and Mexico into de facto Safe Third Countries. They are not. The rule would end credible fear interviews for all Central American refugees; without it, they will be sent to …

4 Reasons to Close Concentration Camps

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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 …

Let’s Get Counted! Citizenship Question Will Not Be Included in 2020 Census

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No matter Trump’s latest attempts to stoke fear, immigrant youth and our families belong and #WeCount! For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced it will drop its efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census following the Supreme Court ruling, yet they also announced an executive action …