DREAMers Challenge Outdated, Piecemeal Approach to Immigration, Keep Pushing for Direct Path to Citizenship for All 11 Million

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Yesterday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the Senate floor to demonize immigrants, including DREAMers, and condemn the immigration reform bill a bipartisan group of Senators introduced last week.  Senator Sessions, a longtime opponent of any common-sense legislation around our country’s immigration policy, pals around with anti-immigrant extremists like Kris Kobach, who just last week at a Senate hearing called …

DREAMers Denounce Political Attacks on Successful Deferred Action Program by Anti-Immigrant Extremists

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Today, a district court judge released an interim ruling in the case Crane v. Napolitano, the head of the National ICE Union’s lawsuit against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy and Policy for United We Dream, said: “The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains in place and USCIS continues …

United We Dream Vows to Defend DREAM Act Provisions, Keep Fighting for our Families

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Washington, D.C.—As both the Senate Gang of 8 and anti-immigrant obstructionist Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and David Vitter (R-LA) hold press conferences this afternoon discussing the newly-introduced bipartisan Senate immigration bill, immigrant youth are speaking out to push for swift passage of legislation that provides a real roadmap to citizenship for all 11 million, keeps all families together, and ends …

With Senate Immigration Bill, Our Nation is on the Brink of History

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Washington, D.C. — As the Senate Gang of 8 prepares to unveil their landmark immigration reform proposal, United We Dream—the largest network of immigrant youth in the country—is proud of the power DREAMers have built, which got us to this historic moment. DREAMers are ramping up the fight to protect the DREAM provisions in the proposal, keep pushing for a real, …

Dreamer Moms Join Rally for Immigration Reform

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Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, hundreds of DREAMers and their parents are in Washington, D.C. for the “All In for Citizenship” rally, joining tens of thousands of other advocates and immigrants pushing for a real roadmap to citizenship for all 11 million Americans without papers. DREAMers, who transformed the immigration debate by coming out as “undocumented and unafraid,” are now joined by …

Does It Take a Manufactured Crisis to Reunite Families and Shed Light on Reckless Enforcement?

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Does It Take a Manufactured Crisis to Reunite Families and Shed Light on Reckless Enforcement and Never-Ending Cycle of Deportation? United We Dream Reacts to ICE Release of Detainees in Advance of “Sequestration”   Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of the looming federal budget cuts through so-called sequestration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has directed its field offices to “review” …

United We Dream Reacts to Immigration Drama in Washington, D.C.

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United We Dream Reacts to Immigration Drama in Washington, D.C.: Full Steam Ahead on our Push for a Clear Path to Citizenship Washington, D.C. – In response to the leak this weekend of the White House’s draft immigration bill, and the ensuing back-and-forth between politicians about who leaked what or spoke to whom, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the …

DREAMers On the Frontlines of Immigration Debate Make History at State of the Union and Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

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Having earned a place at the forefront of the debate over immigration policy, young immigrants are making history and speaking out on behalf of their families and communities to set the terms of the debate. Tonight, Julieta Garibay, a United We Dream leader, was in attendance at the State of the Union, as the guest of Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) …

United We Dream Leader Julieta Garibay to Attend State of the Union

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, Julieta Garibay, a DREAMer, leader in the immigrant youth movement and a founding board member of United We Dream—will attend the State of the Union address. She was invited as the guest of Congressman Marc Veasey (D), who represents Texas’s 33rd Congressional District. Julieta is currently UWD’s DREAM Educational Empowerment Program Coordinator, promoting higher education for …

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 …