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Immigrant Youth: New Dream Act is Important Step Forward and We Will Fight to Protect DACA & TPS!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Washington, DC– Today, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  introduced a new version of the Dream Act that would grant legal status to immigrants came to this country under the age of 18 and who meet other requirements. If passed, this legislation would offer a route to […]

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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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United We Dream on News of Dream Act Legislation

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) are developing new Dream Act legislation. Below is the statement of Greisa Martinez Rosas, United We Dream Advocacy Director and DACA beneficiary: “Today, 800,000 immigrant youth are protected from deportation and can work because of the DACA program and hundreds […]

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Immigrant Youth Pledge to Fight to Protect DACA & TPS

July 13, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security deflected responsibility for the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) which, combined, protect over one million people from deportation. In a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Kelly told Members […]

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

July 12, 2017

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 […]

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Houston Immigrants & Allies Demand Harris County Commissioners Sue Against SB 4

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  Houston, TX – Today, United We Dream members joined others from across Harris County to urge Commissioners to vote to move the County to enter a lawsuit against the racist SB 4 law. SB 4 forces local police to be enlisted into Trump’s deportation force and would enable racial profiling of millions of brown […]

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