Immigrant Youth Celebrate Passage of the Historic NO BAN Act

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This is the first time a chamber of Congress has passes a bill on Muslim civil rights Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the historic No Ban Act, introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), which would end Trump’s Muslim, African, refugee and asylum bans, while also prohibiting future presidents from enacting similar racist and discriminatory bans.  Sanaa …

Immigrant Youth Are In Unwavering Solidarity With The Strike For Black Lives

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Washington, D.C. – Today, workers across the country, led by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), are on a ‘Strike for Black Lives’ with a national day of strikes, walkouts, and worker actions to demand racial and economic justice.  Tens of thousands of workers will be taking action to declare that Black Lives Matter and to illustrate all the ways our …

Home is Here Coalition: Trump Must Comply With Supreme Court Ruling on DACA

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Immigrant youth, our families, and allies won at the Supreme Court. Nothing Trump says or does will change that. Washington, D.C. — More than three weeks after Trump’s loss at the Supreme Court, in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases, the Trump administration has yet to issue guidance on how they plan to comply with the Court’s ruling. …

ICE is Choosing Deportation Over Safety

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Washington, D.C. – This week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that international students who are taking classes fully online this fall won’t be allowed to enter the United States, or leave if they’re already here. Yesterday, Acting ICE Director Ken Cuccinelli went on CNN revealing that this rule was being used as a way to “encourage schools to reopen.” …

DeSantis’ E-verify Law is Another Attack Against Immigrant Communities

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The law comes a year after passage of SB 168, the anti-immigrant legislation which further supports Trump’s mass deportation agenda Miami, FL – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, a staunch Trump ally, quietly signed SB 664: Verification of Employment Eligibility in order to force public and some private employers to use the E-verify system. DeSantis was joined by State Representatives Tom …

The Supreme Court allows Trump to Continue Making it Harder for People Seeking Asylum

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The decision allows asylum seekers to be deported without judicial review Washington, D.C. – Today, in a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court allows asylum seekers to be denied federal court review of their expedited deportation.   In the opinion, written by Associate Justice Alito, he writes that “over the last five years, nearly 77% of screenings have resulted in a finding …

Immigrant Youth Win at the Supreme Court; We Are Unafraid and Here to Stay

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The Supreme Court Rules Against Trump, but it does not mean Trump can’t rescind the program in the future.  Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court announced a 5-4 ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cases ruling that the Trump administration’s rescission of the program was arbitrary and capricious. The ruling allows DACA to remain in place …

LGBTQ Rights Movement Secures Employment Non-Discrimination Protections At The Supreme Court

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court released a 6-3 ruling affirming federal discrimination law prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace.   Greisa Martinez Rosas, Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream, said: “Today’s historic decision makes it clear that employment discrimination against LGBTQ folks, like me, is against the law. This decision is welcomed good news, but our …

The Home is Here Coalition Commemorates Eight Years of DACA

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DACA is a testament to the power of youth organizing and remains the single most successful immigration victory the nation has seen. Washington, D.C. — Eight years ago today, after immigrant youth and allies led years of organizing to demand a stop to the pain of deportations, President Obama took to the Rose Garden to announce the Deferred Action for …

United We Dream Demands Justice For George Floyd

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For Immediate Release Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746 Washington, D.C. – On Monday, George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis was killed at the hands of Police. In the 48 hours that followed Minneapolis Police met protesters in mourning with tear gas and rubber bullets. This comes two months after the death of Breonna Taylor after police …