United We Dream Denounces White Supremacy and the Politicians Who Fan Its Flames

Washington, DC – Over the weekend, people of conscience showed up in Charlottesville, VA to stand against hate and speak out against torch wielding white supremacists who chanted against immigrants, people of color, Jewish people and members of the LGBTQ community. Tragically, one white supremacist, drove a car into a crowd of peaceful civil rights […]

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UPDATED: Immigrant Youth Leaders in CA, OR, WA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, NY, D.C. and Cities Nationwide to Defend DACA & TPS Programs

Cities Nationwide – On August 15th, immigrant youth and allies from across the country will take action to demand the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs. Events across the country are being organized by United We Dream and many other independent organizations. More […]

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Immigrant Youth & Allies At White House & Cities Nationwide Rally ✦ March ✦ Protest In Urgent Fight to Protect DACA & TPS

Washington, DC – On August 15th, immigrant youth and allies from across the country will rally and march outside the White House to demand the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs. This event is part of a national day of action led by […]

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Immigrant Youth Leaders in TX, FL & NM Confront Republicans to Protect DACA & TPS Programs

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, immigrant leaders in Texas, Florida and New Mexico continued their campaign to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs and to end the Trump administration’s mass deportation plans. On August 15th, in Washington, D.C. and cities across the country, immigrants and people of conscience […]

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Immigrant Youth Comes Face to Face with Ken Paxton to Question His Attack On DACA Program

Houston, TX – Today, DACA beneficiary Damaris Gonzalez courageously confronted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton at his fundraising event to question his heartless and immoral attack on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Paxton has threatened Trump with a lawsuit unless he kills the program by September 5th. Paxton’s move leaves DACA in […]

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Immigrant Community Demands Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Defund Hate and Protect DACA & TPS Programs

Miami, FL – Today, immigrant community members rallied in front of Representative Mario Diaz-Balart’s Doral district office to demand he protect the DACA and TPS programs, divest from mass deportation, and invest in education, infrastructure and healthcare. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart most recently voted in favor of allocating $1.6 million to the construction of Trump’s border […]

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Immigrant Youth & Allies to Rally & March Outside White House To Protect Immigrant Youth, DACA & TPS

Washington, DC – On August 15th, immigrant youth and allies from across the country will rally and march outside the White House to demand the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs. September 5th is the deadline that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and […]

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Immigrant Youth Go to Texas AG Paxton’s Church to Defend DACA Program

Plano, TX – Yesterday morning, undocumented immigrant youth and allies from across Texas rallied at Prestonwood Baptist Church to raise the alarm over TX Attorney General Ken Paxton’s threat to file a lawsuit to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Paxton’s move would leave 800,000 immigrant youth without jobs and would put […]

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U.S. Attorney General Tries to Bully Albuquerque Police Into Joining Trump Deportation Force

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, in an attempt to bully localities into enrolling in Trump’s deportation machine, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session sent a letter to Albuquerque’s Police Chief, Gordon Eden, threatening loss of federal funding unless he agrees to direct his police department to directly collaborate with immigration agents. The policy being pushed by Sessions […]

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United We Dream Decries Trump’s Plan to Slam Door on Half of All Immigrants

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump stood with Senators to announce a vision to shut the door on half of all immigrants to America and undo the family-based immigration system. In the chaotic release of the Raise Act, well known extremist Trump advisor dismissed the inscription at the Statue of Liberty and cited “facts” by […]

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United We Dream to New Chief of Staff John Kelly: Keep DACA and TPS – They Work

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump announced that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will be named the new White House Chief of Staff. Since his confirmation as DHS Secretary, Kelly has been under fire from immigrant youth to not end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) which has protected some 800,000 young people […]

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New Bill Introduced to Create a Path to Citizenship for Immigrant Youth

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), the entire Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic House leaders and over 100 Members of Congress introduced the American Hope Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth. Years in the making, the Act represents a major leap forward from the DREAM Act, first created […]

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The American Hope Act 2017

The American Hope Act 2017 provides the legislative solutions to permanently protect young undocumented immigrants regardless of educational level, military service or work history. Below is a description of the Act, created by the immigrant youth at United We Dream. The American Hope Act 2017 Creates a Three-Step Path to Citizenship Step 1: Conditional Permanent […]

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UWD Mourns the Tragic Deaths and Injuries of Migrants in San Antonio

Austin, TX – Early yesterday morning, news broke in San Antonio of eight migrants found dead and more injured while stuck in a tractor-trailer. Julieta Garibay, Campaigns Director and Co-Founder at United We Dream, said: “As immigrants, we know that our community risks their lives to come to this country seeking a better life. It […]

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Immigrant Leaders Call for Shutdown of Broward Transitional Center and Protection of TPS & DACA

Broward, FL – On Saturday, immigrant leaders rallied outside the Broward Transitional Center, a private detention facility run by the GEO Group which incarcerates close to 700 brown and Black immigrants, to call on a shutdown of the facility and protection of the TPS and DACA programs. The rally was a coalition effort by United We Dream, […]

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