Immigrant Youth Join Hundreds Opposing Abbott & Republicans Taking Aim at Texas Families with Special Legislative Session

Austin, TX – Today, on the first day of the special legislative session of the 85th Texas Legislature, immigrant youth joined hundreds of Texans at the Capitol for the One Texas Resistance rally to call on elected officials to oppose anti-trans bathroom legislation and any policy targeting women, workers and people of color across the […]

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Immigrant Community to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick & Republicans: We Are Here To Stay & We Will Remember Who Terrorized Our Families!

  Austin, TX – Tonight, Governor Greg Abbott signed the racist “show me your papers” SB 4 into law, targeting all brown and Black people across the state. Tomorrow, United We Dream, Workers Defense Action, University Leadership Initiative, and Grassroots Leadership will hold a joint press conference in front of the Governor’s Mansion at 9am. Throughout this week, […]

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Dreamers Interrupt Marco Rubio Event in South Carolina

Columbia, SC—This morning, Dreamers and immigrant activists interrupted Presidential candidate and Senator, Marco Rubio (R-FL), at the Kemp “Expanding Opportunity” forum in South Carolina, to demand an answer to his attacks on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). As Dreamers and immigration activists began to question Rubio on his anti-immigrant stance, during his […]

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Rubio Immigration Plan is Three Steps to Mass Deportations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, during an interview with Fox News’ “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren, Senator Marco Rubio revisited his three step immigration plan. This proposal comes in addition to Senator Rubio’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects more than 700,000 young immigrants from deportation […]

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Sen. Sanders Unveils Detailed Immigration Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign released the most detailed and progressive immigration plan of any candidate thus far. Sanders’ plan outlines both executive actions he would take as president and legislative actions he would push in the next Congress. On November 20, one year after President Obama announced his latest executive actions […]

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Xenophobia Unleashed in Congress: House to Vote on Bill to Lash Out at Suffering Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the House will vote on a hateful bill that would bar Syrian and Iraqi refugees escaping unspeakable violence from resettling in the U.S. Just yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that Muslims should carry special ID’s, and Roanoke Mayor David Bowers used Japanese internment camps to justify rejecting refugees. Cristina […]

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Republicans Getting More Shameful by the Minute Demonizing Immigrants and Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Yesterday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said that a “pause may be necessary” on the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees fleeing extreme violence. Cristina Jimenez, managing director for United We Dream Action issued the following statement, “Latinos and immigrants of all backgrounds should know that Republicans […]

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As President, Sen. Marco Rubio Would End DACA Before Immigration Reform Passes

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, during a campaign stump speech in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), said that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects more than 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. Sen. Rubio’s comment contradict previous statements he’s made, telling Univision anchor Jorge Ramos that his hope […]

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Hillary Clinton Campaign Will Reject Private Prison Contributions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign committed to not accept contributions from, “federally registered lobbyists or PACs from private prison companies.” Organizations like Black Lives Matter, the Ohio Student Association, Freedom Side, Presente.org, Color of Change and United We Dream have all pushed presidential candidates to outline criminal and social justice […]

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Senate Republicans Take Aim at Immigrant Communities (Again)

Washington, DC – The Senate is expected to vote today on S. 2146, an anti-immigrant bill cosponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), among others. The bill would penalize localities which create policies to strengthen community policing and force local police to act as federal immigration agents. The controversial bill has […]

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United We Dream Action to Democratic Candidates: We Need Moral Leadership on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During last night’s first Democratic presidential debate, each candidate committed to pushing for reform with a pathway to citizenship, while several candidates reiterated their support for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and pledged to go even further to protect more people from deportation. Cristina Jimenez, managing director for United We Dream […]

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Immigrant Youth to Hillary Clinton: We Don’t Trust You

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala, Juan Carlos Ramos, a member of United We Dream Action, protested Hillary Clinton and her campaign for receiving funds from private prison corporations which profit from the mass incarceration of people of color in their jails and immigrant detention facilities. In fact, half […]

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Immigrant Youth Scare Donald Trump Away from Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that he would cancel his Q&A session with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was scheduled to take place on Oct. 8 for fear of being “put on trial” for his bigoted campaign. Last month, United We Dream Action (UWDA)  launched a petition, demanding […]

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Rep. Gutierrez’ Bill to Allow Undocumented Immigrants, Including DACA-Recipients, Access to ACA, Vital Healthcare is a Step Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is set to introduce a bill, the Exchange Exclusion for a Healthy America Act 2015, that will lift some of the restrictions that immigrants face in receiving Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) benefits. Undocumented immigrants are currently excluded from participating in the Affordable Healthcare Act, leaving millions of our […]

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Justice is Not For Sale Act: Important Step Toward Ending Corrupt Immigrant Detention System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Raul Grijavla (D-AZ), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Bobby L Rush (D-IL.) introduced the Justice is Not For Sale Act, a bill banning private prisons, reinstating the federal parole system and eliminating quotas for the number of immigrants held in detention. “We cannot fix our […]

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