Shameful Government Shutdown Over Temporarily

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Both parties should end Trump’s border crisis charade and not let him drag the nation into an immigration enforcement arms race Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump spoke at the White House saying that he would reopen the government for three weeks and congressional leaders have promised debate on how they might give him cash for his deportation force at …

Once Congress Votes to End Trump’s Unnecessary Shutdown, They Must Do 3 Things

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Washington, DC — Today, Trump ended his self-imposed government shutdown that caused immense harm to hundreds of thousands of federal workers, contractors, and people reliant on critical government programs. The move by Trump occured after mass mobilizations across the country called for the end of his game to hold the government hostage in an effort to …

Learn, Plan and Act to Defend Immigrants from ICE with Notifica!

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

As Trump Continues to Hold the Government Hostage to Get His Wall and Buff Up His Deportation Force, Immigrant Youth Turn to Tech to Organize and Protect Their Communities Washington, D.C. – Today, United We Dream launches an update to Notifica, an app that connects and transforms a network of family and friends into advocates for a loved one who …

Directly Impacted Immigrant Communities Reject Backroom Dealmaking

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Say: Reopen Government and Shut Down the Racist Wall Washington, D.C. – After news outlets reported that some “immigrant rights groups” would be meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner on Thursday to discuss the Trump-McConnell deal, national networks representing immigrant rights groups across the country and along the southern border, FIRM Action, United We Dream, …

SCOTUS Declines to Take Up DACA Case This Spring

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Immigrant Youth Should Renew Their DACA Applications and Congress Must Not Hurt Immigrants With Money for the Wall, ICE and CBP Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court declined to take up DACA litigation for its first term of the new year. “Today immigrant youth can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that DACA protections will be safe for a …

Trump Using the Lives of Immigrant Youth As Bargaining Chips

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump spoke at the White House saying he would finally reopen the government if taxpayers  give him billions to build his Wall, nearly 3,000 deportation agents, more staff for faster deportations and jam through other harsh changes to immigration law. In addition to ending his shutdown, Donald Trump said that he would temporarily extend protections …

Immigrant Youth Network Reacts to Rumors of Trump Speech Details

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Washington, DC – As immigrant youth in cities across the nation march with women of all backgrounds to call for an end to the Trump shut down and to protect immigrants, rumors began circulating in Washington, DC that Trump may offer a new “deal” to get billions for his Wall and other unknown changes. The rumors come after Trump killed …

JOINT STATEMENT: Congress Must Reject Trump’s Extortionist Tactics

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 WASHINGTON – United We Dream, the Indivisible Project, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), MoveOn, UndocuBlack Network and the Southern Border Communities Coalition released the following statement: “For 26 days, Trump has held our government hostage as he demands billions for his deadly, harmful and wasteful border wall. During those …

Trump To Put the Bully in Bully Pulpit

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, DC – Tonight, Trump is set to deliver an Oval Office speech about his shutdown demands for a Monument to Racism and mass deportation. Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said the following in anticipation of the remarks: “Tonight, Trump is using the bully pulpit to …

Child Killed at the Border

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Washington, DC – Greisa Martinez Rosas, DACA recipient and Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream released the following statement following reports of another death in the hands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents: “ICE and CBP agents  are in the business of detaining and locking up Black and brown people. They’ve killed another child in pursuit of this …