The DACA SCOTUS Case is a Crisis of Trump’s Own Making

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court is set to rule any day on President Trump’s cruel attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While DACA recipients and their families await the decision, recent data from Hart Research for the Center for American Progress Action Fund shows that 70% of voters support DACA, including large majorities of …

Health Care Professionals and Community Members Demand ICE Comply With Federal Judge and Release All People

Jose Munoz Press Releases

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Yesterday,  a federal judge ordered ICE to release some people currently held in three detention centers in South Florida. In the order, the judge stated that ICE had acted with “deliberate indifference” to the condition of the immigrants held in their custody. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE has allowed detainees to be exposed …

After Weeks of Pressure, ICE Ordered to Release People From Detention in South Florida

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Miami, Florida – In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE has put people’s health at risk by keeping them detained. Yesterday, in response to a lawsuit from the Miami University Law Clinic, Southern Poverty Law Center,  Rapid Defense Network and others, a federal judge ordered ICE to release some people currently held in three detention centers in South Florida. …

Over 260 Organizations Call on Betsy DeVos to Include Undocumented Students in Congressional Aid

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Washington, D.C. – Today, over 260 organizations sent a letter to the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding the retraction of her most recent guidance to exclude undocumented students, including DACA recipients, from accessing over $6 billion the federal government directed to colleges and universities. Earlier this week, Democrats in Congress called on DeVos to reverse course as …

COVID-19 Relief 3.5 Stimulus Package Fails to Meet the Needs of All People

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a COVID-19 3.5 stimulus package, which provides $25 billion for COVID-19 testing, yet continues to exclude undocumented people from guaranteed testing and care. It also lacks financial assistance for all, regardless of immigration status, as well as urgently needed extensions of work permits for DACA and TPS holders who await court …

COVID 3.5 Stimulus Package Fails to Put People First, Immigrant Youth Urge ‘No’ Vote Until it Does

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives is set to vote on a COVID-19 3.5 stimulus package the Senate passed yesterday which provides $25 billion for COVID-19 testing, yet still excludes undocumented people from guaranteed testing and care. In addition to not guaranteeing COVID-19 health care testing and treatment for all, it also lacks financial assistance for all, regardless of …

Betsy DeVos Callously Bars Undocumented Students From Emergency COVID-19 Relief

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New guidance from the Department of Education leaves undocumented students and DACA recipients out of $6 billion in congressional aid. Washington, D.C. – Today, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released new guidance to purposefully exclude $6 billion in aid for students ineligible for federal aid. This new policy excludes undocumented students, including DACA recipients. The aid, provided by Congress …

New Documents Reveal ICE Access to DACA Recipients Information

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New York, NY (April 21, 2020) — As immigrant youth await a decision from the Supreme Court on the unlawful termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, documents obtained by Make the Road New York and Make the Road Connecticut through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Trump administration reveal that information DACA applicants …

United We Dream Launches NationalUndocuFund for COVID-19 Relief

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Donate to the NationalUndocuFund Here Today, we call upon our allies to donate to the NationalUndocuFund to provide undocumented folks and families the dignity and peace of mind that all people need during this difficult time.” For the past month and a half, United We Dream has been engaged in responding to the needs of our community amidst COVID-19. We …

Home Is Here Coalition Pleased the Supreme Court Accepted Supplemental Brief

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court granted a motion by the appellees in the Wolf v. Vidal case to accept a supplemental brief filed after oral argument. The brief asked the Court to consider (1) that the COVID-19 pandemic sharply illustrates the Trump administration’s utter failure to consider reliance interests when terminating DACA, including the life-sustaining role played by  …