Undocumented Mothers and Immigrant Youth Scrub the Dream Act “Clean” to Oppose White House Enforcement Priorities!

United We Dream Press Releases

Miami, FL – Today, during rush hour, undocumented mothers and immigrant youth took over the space in front of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center with giant letters spelling out “Dream Act” and wiped it “clean” from enforcement & deportation add-ons. A month after the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Senator Marco Rubio has yet to …

Congress Must Pass Clean Dream Act Before the End of the Year

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that Sen. Lankford (R-OK) heard from Trump that he might extend the March 5 date when all immigrant youth would be thrown to deportation agents. It is the latest in an endless string of rumors and contradictory information about the lives of immigrant youth coming from the Trump team. Nearly every day since Trump …

United We Dream’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cristina Jiménez, Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

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Washington, DC – Today, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Cristina Jiménez, co-founder and executive director of United We Dream, as a member of its 2017 MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur Fellows Program was designed to “encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. . . for the benefit of human society.” …

President Jeff Sessions Releases Immigration Ransom Note

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Tonight, the White House released an anti-immigrant ransom note to be paid in order to release immigrant youth from mass deportation. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director at United We Dream and DACA beneficiary said: “Holding immigrant youth like my sister and I hostage unless the rest of the country buys into a racist mass deportation agenda is …

Immigrant Youth on Jeff Flake’s Immigration Bill: No Thanks.

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act to protect immigrant youth, but that would also increase border security, fund parts of Trump’s racist and unnecessary wall, as well as harmful interior enforcement. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy  Director at United We Dream said: “We have been very clear since Trump killed …

Another Stain on the Integrity of USCIS As Cissna Takes Charge

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – Yesterday, in a 54-43 vote, the Senate confirmed Lee Cissna as the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Sanaa Abrar, Policy and Advocacy Manager at United We Dream, said: “Lee Cissna should not head up the agency charged with welcoming immigrants to America. He actively opposed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, condemned …

Passing a Clean Dream Act is the Top Political Priority of This Year

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – October 5th marks one month since Trump shamefully killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the lives of immigrant youth in immediate danger. It’s also the day that Trump decreed all DACA renewal applications must be turned in. After today, waves of more and more immigrant youth will become vulnerable to Trump’s deportation agents …

Immigrant Youth & Allies Descend on U.S. Capitol Demand Passage of Clean Dream Act

United We Dream Press Releases

Washington, DC – October 5th marks one month since Trump shamefully killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the lives of immigrant youth in immediate danger. It’s also the day that Trump has decreed all DACA renewal applications must be turned in. After this date, waves of more and more immigrant youth will become vulnerable to Trump’s …

Trump Slams Door on Tens of Thousands of Refugees, Continuing His Racist Drive to Keep Immigrants Out

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Washington, DC – On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced their plan to cap the number of refugees accepted into the United States next year at 45,000. This number would be a drastic drop from the level set by the previous administration and would be the lowest in years. With this decision, the Trump administration continues its streak of racist and …