Texas Republican Rep. Rinaldi’s Threat of Deportation Force & Violence Is Proof that SB4 Is About Legislating Racism

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Austin, TX – Yesterday, in the midst of over a thousand Texas mothers, fathers, youth and people of conscience from across Texas and the country denouncing Republicans and the racist law SB 4, State Representative Matthew Rinaldi (R-Irving) claimed to have called immigration agents on the group, which included people of all immigration backgrounds and to put a “bullet in …

With Pride and Defiance, More than a Thousand Seize Texas Capitol to Oppose Racist SB4 Law

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Austin, TX – The sounds of pride and defiance echoed through the Texas Capitol on Monday as over a thousand Texas mothers, fathers, youth and people of conscience from across Texas and the country denounced the racist law SB 4 and cemented the legacy of Texas Republican politicians as racists for generations to come. See video of the Capitol takeover …

House Republicans Push New Trio of Bills To Build Up Trump’s Unprecedented, Unaccountable Deportation Force

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Washington, DC – United We Dream released the following statement condemning the reintroduction of the “SAFE Act” under a new name in addition to authorization bills for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency (USCIS) which will be considered in congressional hearings this week. The new SAFE Act — cynically re-named for …

Murderer Goes Free in Oklahoma

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Washington, DC – Yesterday, a white police officer in Oklahoma was acquitted of killing an unarmed Black man. The defense argument: fear of Black people. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream said, “Our hearts weep with sadness and outrage that the murderer of Terence Crutcher has been set free. “The President of the United States again …

600 Texas Moms, Youth and People of Conscience March in Defiance of Republicans, Gov. Abbott & Their Racist “Show Me Your Papers” Law

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Austin, TX – Today, an energetic crowd of about six hundred immigrant mothers, fathers, youth and people conscience rallied at Austin City Hall and marched to Governor Abbott’s Mansion to shame him, Dan Patrick and all elected officials who allowed the racist “show me your papers” SB 4 law, which targets all brown and Black people across the state by …

Anti Immigrant Bills Defeated in Florida

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Miami, FL – United We Dream celebrates the defeat of all nine anti immigrant and anti refugee bills in Florida as its legislative session came to an end this week. Some of the proposals inspired by Trump’s push to criminalize immigrants, including banning sanctuary cities,  went as far as to try to penalize families solely based on their immigration status. …

Immigrant Mothers, Youth and Community Leaders Return to Governor’s Mansion to Expose Abbott’s Racism With “Show Me Your Papers” SB 4 Law

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Austin, TX – This morning, immigrant mothers, fathers, youth and community leaders returned in front of the Governor’s Mansion to expose the racist “show me your papers” SB 4 law targeting all brown and Black people and to shame all Republicans and elected officials, including Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick, for choosing to terrorize our families. We will expose the …

Immigrant Community Blockades Border Patrol Facility to Demand #JusticeForJuan & End to Border Militarization

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Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, over 150 immigrant youth, clergy, people of conscience and elected officials rallied in the streets of Las Cruces where twelve individuals blocked the entrance and exit to Border Patrol’s facility, demanding #JusticeForJuan and denouncing the militarization of the southern border. Community members shared stories of folks whose lives have been taken by Border Patrol and …

Daniel Candelaria Olvera Remarks on SB 4 Press Call with Voto Latino

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Houston, TX — Yesterday, Texas Senate Republicans voted to pass the controversial and immoral “SB 4” — a bill which would legislate racial profiling and which would subject children to immigration questioning and make being welcoming to immigrants into a punishable crime. The bill next goes to the desk of Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. Below …