DREAMers Stop Deportation Bus in Ongoing Escalation at ICE Facility in Phoenix

United We Dream Press Releases

Late last night, leaders from United We Dream and the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, an affiliate of United We Dream, engaged in unprecedented civil disobedience and escalated action to stop a bus in the middle of deportation proceedings at the Phoenix Removal and Detention Facility, the ICE post in downtown Phoenix. Six heroic DREAMers sat in front of the bus …

Hundreds Occupy and Shut Down Operations at ICE Detention Center

United We Dream Press Releases

*Update: Yadira, Alejandra, Maria, & Francisco have been released Phoenix, AZ– Today, leaders from the United We Dream affiliate Arizona Dream Act Coalition, including DREAMers and undocumented mothers, engaged in unprecedented civil disobedience and escalated action to shut down operations at Phoenix Removal and Detention Facility, the ICE facility in downtown Phoenix. Today’s action shone a spotlight on ongoing detentions …

United We Dream Condemns Rep. Goodlatte’s Comments Opposing Citizenship for DREAMers and Families

United We Dream Press Releases

Yesterday, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) came out in opposition to a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, undermining Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor, who’ve endorsed a path to citizenship for those of us who came to this country as children and have grown up here. As the largest immigrant youth network in the country, United We Dream is speaking …

United We Dream Condemns Massive ICE Raid in Arizona, Demands Release of Those Unfairly Detained and End to Out-of-Control Immigration Enforcement

United We Dream Press Releases

Phoenix, AZ: United We Dream, the largest network of immigrant youth in the country, is speaking out to condemn Saturday’s ICE raid of multiple car wash locations in Arizona, one of the biggest immigration raids in recent history. Many of the almost 300 people initially detained have been released, but ICE still has many in custody, leaving families wondering when …

RNC’s Push for Immigration Reform without Citizenship Betrays Our Nation’s Values

United We Dream Press Releases

United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth network in the country, has been pushing for immigration reform that ends out of control enforcement and creates a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee has just passed a resolution in support of immigration reform that would block 11 million undocumented immigrants from ever becoming citizens, a betrayal …

United We Dream Network Celebrates One Year of Deferred Action

United We Dream Press Releases

Announce Release of New Mobile App: “Pocket DACA” Pledge to Continue the Fight for More Relief Washington, DC: Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which protects many DREAMers from deportation and provides them the opportunity to work and fulfill their dreams. DACA is the most significant victory for immigrant communities in over …

We’re Here and Ready for Citizenship, Time for House GOP to Deliver!

United We Dream Press Releases

This morning, 500 United We Dream leaders participated in an unprecedented mock citizenship ceremony, declaring at Congress’ doorstep that DREAMers and our families are Americans and ready to claim our citizenship. Just hours before the House of Representatives’ Republican caucus meets to discuss immigration reform, UWD had a clear message for House leaders: deliver immigration reform with a real roadmap …

11 Million Dreams One Step Closer to Citizenship Today!

United We Dream Press Releases

Today, the Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, which though the result of outrageous compromises, is still a big step forward for the immigration debate and for DREAMers and our families and communities. Florida DREAMer and United We Dream National Coordinating Committee Member Evelyn Rivera, whose mother was deported over six years ago after a traffic stop and who she …

LGBT DREAMers React to Supreme Court Ruling: Huge Step Forward for Equality and Queer Immigrants

United We Dream Press Releases

Today, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, overturning mean-spirited and misguided federal policy that discriminated against same-sex couples. Now, with the landmark ruling, same-sex bi-national couples should be treated just like any other couple under the eyes of the law when it comes to immigration—ensuring that LGBT families won’t be torn apart by the federal government’s …

Dreamers Oppose Border Militarization in Senate Deal United We Dream Pledges to Keep Fighting For Families

United We Dream Press Releases

In response to the Senate immigration bill, which will face a key vote this afternoon, United We Dream National Coordinating Committee leader Evelyn Rivera, a dreamer from Florida, released the following statement: “In order to secure supermajority support of the bipartisan Senate immigration bill, which already reflected troubling compromises, Senate negotiators have put border militarization into overdrive—doubling the number of …