After Trump Meeting With Senators, Immigrant Youth Say: “We Need a Clean Dream Act NOW”

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC –  Today, a group of Republican Senators met with Donald Trump at the White House on the issue of immigrant youth. Reports following the meeting reveal that some Senators advocated the Succeed Act or other Republican-only solutions in addition to increases in enforcement as the price to be paid to secure the freedom of immigrant youth put in …

Trump and Key Politicians Shamefully Use Terror Attack to Go After Immigrants

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Yesterday, a tragic attack took place in Manhattan, claiming the lives of eight people. Immediately, Trump placed the blame of the attack on our country’s immigration programs by announcing his intention to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, which allows individuals, particularly Black, Muslim, Arab, and South Asian immigrants,  to migrate to the United States. The following …

Immigrant Youth Call on US Rep Culberson (R-TX) to Hold Himself Morally Accountable to the 10,000 Dream Act-Eligible Residents of TX District 7

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Houston, TX – Today, dozens of immigrant youth marched to the site of US Representative John Culberson’s BBQ fundraiser and rallied outside sharing their commitment, stories of their families and the urgency that weighs heavily on the immigrant community of Texas and Congressional District 7. Rep. Culberson’s silence on the Dream Act leaves 10,000 Dream Act-Eligible young people in limbo, …

United We Dream Honors the Courage of Immigrant Community Freedom Fighters Attacked Yesterday In Los Angeles

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC –  Yesterday, peaceful protesters organized by the Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and others were attacked by the driver of a car who accelerated through a crowd while advocating to get a Republican Congressman to stop the Trump mass-deportation agenda. Adrian Reyna, Membership Director for United We Dream and DACA beneficiary …

Trump Continues Heartless and Racist Attack on Immigrants with New Refugee Ban

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC  –  Trump and his administration announced a new version of  a refugee ban through another Executive Order. The ban bars admission of 11 nationalities, including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and stateless refugees from Palestine will be banned for a 90-day period. Sanaa Abrar, Policy and Advocacy Manager at United …

In San Antonio and El Paso, Immigrant Youth & Allies Tell Rep. Will Hurd To Pass a Clean Dream Act by December!

United We Dream Press Releases

San Antonio and El Paso, Texas – Today, Texas immigrant youth and allies took action at the San Antonio and El Paso/Socorro offices of Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) to bring their lived experiences, truth, persistence, and demands for a clean Dream Act by December. Video and photos from the today’s events can be found for San Antonio here, here, here …

Immigrant Youth & Allies Rally at Dallas Office of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) for Clean Dream Act by December

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Dallas, TX – Yesterday, immigrant youth leaders and allies with United We Dream, Indivisible Richardson, and MoveOn.org from TX-32 took to the streets outside the office of US Rep. Pete Sessions to share their stories, commitment, and demands for a clean Dream Act by December of this year. The action follows Trump’s decision to kill DACA one month ago – …

Anti-Immigrant Puppeteer Jeff Sessions Dodges Questions on His Scheme to End DACA and Deport Immigrant Youth

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As expected, Sessions continued to dodge questions regarding his scheme to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has upended the lives of over 800,000 immigrant young people and left them at risk for deportation. During the hearing, Senator Durbin (D-IL) pressed Sessions on the …

Immigrant Youth & Faith Leaders Visit Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), Say: Pass Clean Dream Act, 10,000 Lives On the Line in Your District

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Houston, TX – Late yesterday, immigrant leaders with United We Dream Houston and clergy from TX-7 met with US Rep. John Culberson to demand a clean Dream Act by December of this year. This follows Trump’s decision to kill DACA earlier this year–a program that offered safety from deportation and the ability to work for more than 800,000 undocumented youth …