U.S. Attorney General Tries to Bully Albuquerque Police Into Joining Trump Deportation Force

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, in an attempt to bully localities into enrolling in Trump’s deportation machine, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session sent a letter to Albuquerque’s Police Chief, Gordon Eden, threatening loss of federal funding unless he agrees to direct his police department to directly collaborate with immigration agents. The policy being pushed by Sessions has been proven to erode …

Immigrant Youth Call on Congress to Cut Funding from Trump’s Deportation Agencies and Protect DACA

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Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth called on members of Congress to oppose the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill and slash funding for Trump’s mass deportation agenda and the agencies charged with carrying it out. As currently written, the bill would waste billions to terrorize immigrant families. It would provide $1.6 billion for a border wall, and fully fund …

Immigrant Youth Condemn Latest Republican Attack on DACA, Vow to Protect the Vital Program Because “We Are #HereToStay!”

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Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth condemn Republican Attorneys General for attacking the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and threatening a lawsuit against the program. DACA has existed for five years and has been a life-changing victory for 800,000 young people and their families with thousands more joining every month. Since 2012, this vital program, won by immigrant …

Republican Anti-Immigrant Bills Are About One Thing: Racism

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Washington, DC – United We Dream released the following statement condemning the two new anti-immigrant bills Republicans are pushing to terrorize communities of color.  The two bills sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will be voted on by the House today. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director at United We Dream Action, said: “Republicans have blocked every opportunity for immigration reform, citizenship …

Trump’s Muslim Ban, Mass Deportation & Stop & Frisk Obsessions Are About The Same Thing: Racism

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San Antonio, TX – Today,  the Supreme Court decided to hear oral arguments in the Fall against Trump’s racist and dangerous Muslim Ban, only allowing a sliver part of the ban to remain in the meantime. Julieta Garibay, Campaigns Director for United We Dream said, “The Muslim ban is another attack on immigrants and people of color by the Trump …

Life Without DAPA: Immigrant Parents Continue the Fight Against Deportations

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Washington, DC – Today marks one year since the outrageous decision in the case of United States v. Texas, where the Supreme Court’s evenly divided ruling upheld the partisan Republican block against President Obama’s executive action on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA). Not surprisingly, the program was rescinded last week as part …

Immigrant Youth Stage Urgent Call To Stop Imminent Deportation of 19 Year-Old Diego Puma Macancela and His Mother, Rosa Inez Macancela

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Washington, DC & Cross River, NY – Immigrant youth from across the country joined leaders from the Hudson Valley Community Coalition to launch an urgent call to stop the deportation of Diego Puma, a 19 year-old high school senior who was detained by agents of Trump’s deportation force in early June. For two weeks he has been shamefully detained and …

Victory! People of Houston Pressure City to File Suit to Stop Racist “Show Me Your Papers” Law

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Houston, TX – With a solid majority, the Houston City Council voted today to file suit against the racist government of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to stop him from implementing SB 4, the “show me your papers” law rammed through the Texas legislature earlier this year. The new law would have enlisted local law enforcement into Trump’s deportation force and …