In Meeting with President Obama, United We Dreams Calls for End to Out-of-Control Enforcement Policies and Direct Path to Citizenship

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Today, Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream met with President Barack Obama, along with other prominent immigrant rights’ leaders, to discuss immigration reform. Jimenez, who leads the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, said, “We shared with President Obama our demand that a direct, clear path to citizenship must be at the center of any legislation and …

United We Dream Welcomes President Obama’s New Vision for Immigration Reform, Will Keep Pushing for Families and Fairness

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  Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama unveiled his plan for immigration reform in a major speech in Las Vegas, stating a commitment to creating a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and pledging to make immigration reform a top priority for 2013. United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the U.S., is speaking out to welcome President …

Bipartisan Senators Release Citizenship Plan

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Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan group of Senators are set to release a set of principles on immigration reform, which includes a path to citizenship for Americans without papers, for which the United We Dream Network and the immigrant justice movement have been calling for years. United We Dream, the largest immigrant-youth led network in the country, is calling …

United We Dream Kicks off Inauguration Week of Action Calling For Roadmap to Citizenship!

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Washington, D.C. – This week, coinciding with President Obama’s inauguration, hundreds of DREAMers across the country will participate in nearly two dozen rallies, vigils, and other events calling for immigration reform that protects families, DREAMers, and workers. Local affiliates of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led movement in the nation, will hold events and actions in Texas, Florida, Alabama, …

New Figures and FAQs on Deferred Action Program Pave the Way for Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released new FAQs, clarifying that DREAMers who have been approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are considered by the Department of Homeland Security to be in the country with lawful presence—which should pave the way for all DACA-mented DREAMers to obtain driver’s licenses. The announcement is …

DREAM Youth and Supporters Denounce Home Raid and Detention of Erika Andiola’s Family by ICE

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Washington, DC and Phoenix, AZ – Late last night, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the home of Arizona DREAM leader Erika Andiola and detained her mother, Maria Arreola, and her brother, Heriberto Andiola Arreola. After immediate mobilization by the family’s supporters, and DREAMers and supporters from across the country, Heriberto and Maria were released from detention today. But, the …

United We Dream Supports Family Visa Waiver Policy as Important Step Towards Keeping Families Together

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United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the U.S., is speaking out in support of a new rule from the Department of Homeland Security that shortens the time U.S. citizens are separated from their family members applying for a visa. The rule, announced today by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, will allow spouses, children, and parents of …

United We Dream Celebrates Steady Stream of Deferred Action Applications, Prepares Push for Citizenship and Fair Treatment for All

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Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the latest application figures for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which have averaged over 4,000 applications a day. United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led movement in the country, celebrated the new numbers and the ongoing success of DACA. “These new numbers show that our two years …

United We Dream Urges New Senate “Gang of 8” to Create Roadmap to Citizenship for DREAMers, Families & Communities.

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Washington, DC – As reported in Politico, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has convened to start working on immigration reform legislation and the largest immigrant-youth led organization in the country, United We Dream, is calling on this “Gang of 8” to listen to the American people and create a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million people in the U.S. …

United We Dream Pledges to Fight for Fair Treatment and Citizenship for DREAMers, Families and Communities.

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Washington, DC – Galvanized by their winning a momentous victory earlier this year with the creation of the deferred action policy and having earned their place at the forefront of the debate over immigration policy, 600 representatives of America’s over 2 million undocumented youth gathered in Kansas City, MO this weekend (November 30- December 2) for the United We Dream …