Over 130 Organizations Demand Senators Pause SCOTUS Confirmation Until After Presidential Inauguration

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

A Supreme Court vacancy has left the rights and protections for immigrants and other marginalized communities in threat. Washington, D.C. – Today, over 130 organizations, led by United We Dream and the UndocuBlack Network, sent a joint letter to the Senate, demanding the chamber wait until after the presidential inauguration to confirm a new Supreme Court justice. Shortly after the …

We Honor You, Justice Ginsburg, Rest In Power

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – In response to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, earlier today, Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream, said: “We lost a powerful ally in the fight for justice today. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fierce trailblazer in the fight for women’s equality and a champion for justice. I …

Immigrant Youth Denounce Gov. DeSantis’ Expansion of Racist 287(g) Collaboration in Florida

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the implementation of an agreement to partner and cooperate with ICE through the 287(g) program, a dangerous and voluntary arrangement that subjects people of color to racial profiling, discrimination and physical harm at the hands of local law enforcement.  The program allows the federal government to deputize state/local police …

Call To #FreeThemAll Continues to Grow Amidst the Devastation of Hurricane Laura

Jose Munoz Press Releases, Uncategorized

Louisiana – In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, which impacted parts of Louisiana, the calls for ICE to free all immigrants in detention is growing. Immigrants in detention already face inhumane conditions, but which were made worse by the storm. Since Hurricane Laura, people being held by ICE in Lasalle ICE Processing Center and Jackson Parish Correctional Center are subjected …

GAO Finds Wolf and Cuccinelli Not Qualified to Hold their Positions, DHS Must Rescind Their Illegitimate Memo Dismantling DACA

Jose Munoz Press Releases

The Supreme Court ruled that DACA be reinstituted to the original 2012 Napolitano memo, which includes accepting new applications and requests for advanced parole. Washington, D.C. – Today, the Government Accountability Office said that Chad Wolf, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary, were invalidly appointed and therefore ineligible to …

United We Dream and United We Dream Action Announce Greisa Martínez Rosas As Executive Director

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Greisa will assume the role of Executive Director effective immediately Washington, D.C. – Today, United We Dream and United We Dream Action’s boards of directors proudly announce Greisa Martinez Rosas as the organization’s Executive Director, effective immediately. This concludes an inclusive and open leadership transition process announced in January.  Originally from Hidalgo, Mexico, Greisa came to the United States with …

Trump Makes New Move to Dismantle DACA As We Know It

Jose Munoz Press Releases

With a new memo, Trump and DHS are circumventing the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA. Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration released a new memo to make significant changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The new memo means that:  This cruel and cynical attack comes a little over a month since the Supreme Court sided …

In COVID-19 Package, Mitch McConnell Proposes Billions for CBP to Terrorize Communities Instead of Helping Heal Our Country

Jose Munoz Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday,  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released his COVID-19 package called the HEALS Act. Yet, the bill does nothing to heal a country in crisis,  the border communities that have been terrorized by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents for decades, and most recently communities in Portland that were attacked by CBP and other federal agents. …

Republican Governors Are Failing Our Communities During COVID-19

Jose Munoz Press Releases

By following Trump’s lead, Republican Governors have allowed COVID-19 to wreak havoc in their states Washington, D.C. – COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise throughout the country. Last week the U.S. reported over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in one day. States like Arizona, Texas, and Florida, which have high populations of immigrants and Latinx people, are being hit especially hard …

Immigrant Youth Celebrate Passage of the Historic NO BAN Act

Jose Munoz Press Releases

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 …