Congratulations 2019 UndocuGrads!

Sheridan Aguirre Uncategorized

Deya Aldana, Coordinator for United We Dream’s Education Justice Program, said: “We are so proud of all undocumented graduates this year and always. Our families and whole communities prosper when one of our own excels in their chosen path. I hope our graduates inspire those who are still making their way through the long, expensive, and stressful process of attending …

Listicle – 5 Reasons to Defund ICE and CBP

Sheridan Aguirre Uncategorized

Today the House Committee on Appropriations met to discuss the DHS budget for fiscal year 2020, which includes funding for ICE and CBP. While the funding bill that passed committee includes cuts in funding to CBP, less money for detention of our communities and no money for a racist wall, committee members approved 29-21 increased funding to ICE and money …

EXPOSED

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases, Uncategorized

New United We Dream website compiles stories of the abuse ICE and CBP have inflicted on our communities Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of the DHS funding bill markup in the House Committee on Appropriations, United We Dream introduced the ICE & CBP Abuse Tracker.  This new interactive website includes more than eight months’ worth of news coverage of the …

52,000 People in ICE Detention Camps; Congress Must Defund The Deportation Force Now

Sheridan Aguirre Uncategorized

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream said: “With over 52,000 people currently held in detention camps, the Deportation Force has already bulldozed through the bloated budget given to them by Congress, and yet Trump wants even more money to fund Stephen Miller’s nativist plans to drive our communities out.   Not a single penny more must be tacked …

Immigrant Youth and Allies in New Mexico Celebrate College Affordability Win

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Law Will Provide Relief to At-Need Students, Including Undocumented Youth, By Allocating Additional Funds to State Need-Based Scholarship Santa Fe, N.M. – Following weeks of pressure from immigrant youth and allies through rallies and office visits, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB 127 into law last week.  The law will make changes to the already enacted College Affordability Act by …

Immigrant Youth: This Funding Bill Means Detention, Deportation and Death for Immigrants

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases, Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 14, 2019 Media Contacts Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202-850-0812 “Immigrant youth of United We Dream unapologetically urge members of Congress who have told us that they stand with us and with all the immigrant families who are at risk  under Trump’s mass deportation agenda to vote no on the DHS funding bill. This bill …

#DefundHate Coalition’s Call Remains: Cut Funds to ICE and CBP

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases, Uncategorized

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Contacts: Michelle Boykins, mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org 202-296-2300, ext. 0144 Elliot Levy, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, elliot.levy@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7409 Washington, DC — Last night, details of an agreement by the conference committee emerged that show potential increases to the deportation forces of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including the building …

Trump Is Locking Up Kids. Republicans Blocked the Dream Act.

Sheridan Aguirre Uncategorized

In other news: the sky is blue and ice is cold. For Immediate ReleaseContact:Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump said that he “hates” the family separations that his own administration mandated. Yesterday, Paul Ryan and Republicans unveiled an immigration bill that they say will stop family separations, which it …

Immigrant Youth to Sens. Coons & Carper: A Promise Will Not Protect Me, Your Delays on the Dream Act Mean More Deportations

Sheridan Aguirre Uncategorized

Dover, DE – Today, Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper voted to support a proposal by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to end the Trump Shutdown without any resolution of key issue priorities. The agreement includes a promise from Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end his refusal to allow the Dream Act to be voted upon. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director …