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New United We Dream website compiles stories of the abuse ICE and CBP have inflicted on our communities Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of the DHS funding bill markup in the House Committee on Appropriations, United We Dream introduced the ICE & CBP Abuse Tracker.  This new interactive website includes more than eight months’ worth of news coverage of the …

No More Deaths! Release Trans Detainees Now!

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

As We Mourn the Death of Johana Medina, We Demand the Release of Our Trans & Immigrant Communities from ICE Detention Camps   Seattle, WA & Washington, D.C. – On the first day of Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month,  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took another life.  This time of our trans sister Johana Medina. Medina died in the …

Judge Grants Excessive Bail to Immigrant Father Edgar Vasquez Who Was Detained for Driving Under the Speed Limit

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Edgar’s Family Must Raise $15,000 By Sunday, June 9 Or He’ll Remain Imprisoned at the LaSalle Detention Center in Louisiana Chattanooga, TN – This week, after receiving numerous letters of support from friends and family calling for his freedom, an immigration judge granted an excessive bail for Edgar Vasquez-Diaz, a father of two U.S. citizens and an 18 year resident …

Vote YES on Dream and Promise Act Vote NO on Shady Motion to Recommit

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Media Contacts Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Adam Luna | adam@unitedwedream.org Bill Could Protect 2.6 Million Immigrants, MTR Keeps Them In Danger Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote to pass the Dream and Promise Act, which is the most inclusive immigration legislation in years and which …

Immigrant Youth Celebrate Victories After This Year’s Legislative Session

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 30, 2019 Media Contacts Sadie Hernandez | sadie@unitedwedream.org | 512-256-1276 “Anti-Immigrant Bills Are Out And Tuition Equity is Here To Stay!” Austin, TX – United We Dream Texas is closing out the 86th Legislative Session with a renewed commitment to fight for and protect immigrant communities. After the relentless attacks from Republicans against immigrants in …

The House of Representatives Must Pass the Dream and Promise Act

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Judiciary Committee Passes Bill and Blocks All Amendments that Would Have Undermined Protections for Immigrants Washington, DC – Last night, the Dream and Promise Act passed the House Judiciary Committee. The bill will now be considered by the Rules Committee and then will move to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. During the debate, Republicans in …

52,000 People in ICE Detention Camps Congress Must Defund The Deportation Force Now

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream said: “With over 52,000 people currently held in detention camps, the Deportation Force has already bulldozed through the bloated budget given to them by Congress, and yet Trump wants even more money to fund Stephen Miller’s nativist plans to drive our communities out.   Not a single penny more must be tacked …

400 Groups Nationwide Urge Congress to Protect Dreamers and TPS and DED Holders

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Washington, DC – One day before the House Judiciary Committee markup of legislation containing protections for immigrant youth known as Dreamers and long-time beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), 400 national, regional, and local groups across the country sent a letter urging Congress to pass the legislation. From grassroots organizations and unions to environmental and …

Dream and Promise Act Moves Forward In the House

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Judiciary committee members should support the Dream and Promise Act language released today and stop amendments to build up the deportation force or racial profiling. For Immediate Release Contact: Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Washington, DC – This week, House Democratic leaders begin the committee markup process on the Dream and Promise Act. The original bill was co-sponsored by …

Another Federal Court Rules Trump’s Decision to Kill DACA was Wrong

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

No Changes for DACA Recipients, But Support for Renewal Fees Still Needed For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that the Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) didn’t have an adequate rationale for killing the Deferred Action …