48,747: Number of People in ICE Detention Show a Reckless and Unaccountable Agency – Defund It Now

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

News Matches Findings of New Expose on Deportation Force by United We Dream For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Today, news broke that Trump’s deportation force is locking up more immigrants than Congress has authorized. The news tracks with the findings of a recently released report by United We Dream, which exposes deportation …

South Texas Border Advocates Call for Congress to Reject Militarization of the Rio Grande Valley

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases

Ahead of Trump’s visit to El Paso, Immigrant Communities Say “Stay Out of the Borderlands & Defund the Deportation Force Now! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, February 11, 2019 Media Contact: Sadie Hernandez | sadie@unitedwedream.org | 512.256.1489 Austin, TX — In the next few hours, a bicameral committee in Congress may release a negotiated deal for immigration enforcement, expanded detention capacity and …

The Truth About ICE and CBP

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Devastating Human Impact of the Deportation Force By The Immigrant Youth & Families Who Know It Best These are the names of only a handful of the immigrant youth, mothers, fathers and children who have been targeted by deportation agents and held in detention camps in the last two years. Let’s not mince words: Trump …

Targets of Trump Deportation Force & Congressional Squad Declare Moral and Progressive Path Forward: We Must Defund The Deportation Force Now

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

  Washington, D.C. – Today, immigrant families with loved ones in detention and those recently freed from detention camps, together with immigrant youth, progressive and civil rights leaders and Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), joined together to call for cuts in funding for Trump’s deportation force. Trump wants more dollars and …

Trump and Deportation Agents Lie to Detain & Deport Us

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 During last night’s State of the Union address, Trump criminalized our community in order to convince the country that immigrants should be denied their humanity and freedom. Lies, shame and abuse — this is how Trump and the deportation force justifies holding us in detention camps. Here United We Dream …

Two More Reasons to Defund ICE & CBP

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

With less than two weeks before Congress must agree on funding to keep the government open, United We Dream presents two more stories and reasons why Congress must reject Trump’s wall and defund ICE and CBP. You can click here to see our first 3 stories. #1 – Eduardo Samaniego, forced to self-deport because of inhumane conditions in detention Photo …

Nationally Renowned Immigrant Rights Leader Deported to Mexico

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

“ICE, under fire for targeting activists, has fast-tracked Eduardo’s departure,” said Caroline Murray, mentor to Eduardo and organizer with the Eduardo Support Network. “The suffering he has endured in detention has made “voluntary departure” – a form of deportation – the seemingly only route to freedom.” “What happened to Eduardo has been extremely painful for all of us,” said Hodaliz Borrayes, organizer with the …

Three Reasons to Defund ICE & CBP

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

As Democrats and Republicans conference on Capitol Hill over budget negotiations for Trump’s deportation force and a wall, United We Dream presents three stories and reasons why Congress should defund ICE and CBP. #1 – Manuel Armando Arpi Manuel Arpi is a father of two U.S. citizens and a member of Asuncion Church in the Hudson Valley of New York. …

It’s Not Just About the Wall

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Disappointed by the initial proposal, the #DefundHate Coalition released the following statement: “It’s not just about the wall. We reject any funding proposal that would further militarize, incarcerate and surveil our communities, including a ‘smart wall’ or other policies that would subscribe to Trump’s manufactured border crisis. Members of Congress must not buy into Trump’s fear-mongering tactics, and instead do …

Rep. Roybal-Allard and Conference Committee Dems Wrong to Propose More Cash, Agents and Detention Camps for Deportation Force

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

“Congress should shrink the deportation force and pass legislation to allow the targets of ICE and CBP’s violence to become citizens” Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Congressional Democrats unveiled their latest proposal to increase spending for immigration enforcement agencies. The proposal comes amidst the Trump-manufactured frenzy over border security as a part of the “conference committee” …