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United We Dream to New Chief of Staff John Kelly: Keep DACA and TPS – They Work

July 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump announced that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will be named the new White House Chief of Staff. Since his confirmation as DHS Secretary, Kelly has been under fire from immigrant youth to not end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) which has protected some 800,000 young people […]

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New Bill Introduced to Create a Path to Citizenship for Immigrant Youth

July 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), the entire Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic House leaders and over 100 Members of Congress introduced the American Hope Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth. Years in the making, the Act represents a major leap forward from the DREAM Act, first created […]

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The American Hope Act 2017

July 28, 2017

The American Hope Act 2017 provides the legislative solutions to permanently protect young undocumented immigrants regardless of educational level, military service or work history. Below is a description of the Act, created by the immigrant youth at United We Dream. The American Hope Act 2017 Creates a Three-Step Path to Citizenship Step 1: Conditional Permanent […]

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UWD Mourns the Tragic Deaths and Injuries of Migrants in San Antonio

Monday, July 24, 2017

Austin, TX – Early yesterday morning, news broke in San Antonio of eight migrants found dead and more injured while stuck in a tractor-trailer. Julieta Garibay, Campaigns Director and Co-Founder at United We Dream, said: “As immigrants, we know that our community risks their lives to come to this country seeking a better life. It […]

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Immigrant Leaders Call for Shutdown of Broward Transitional Center and Protection of TPS & DACA

Monday, July 24, 2017

Broward, FL – On Saturday, immigrant leaders rallied outside the Broward Transitional Center, a private detention facility run by the GEO Group which incarcerates close to 700 brown and Black immigrants, to call on a shutdown of the facility and protection of the TPS and DACA programs. The rally was a coalition effort by United We Dream, […]

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Hundreds of Immigrant Leaders from NM & Nine Other States Call on Governors to Protect DACA & TPS Following Dream Act Introduction

Friday, July 21, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, hundreds of immigrant leaders from New Mexico and nine other states — including TX, AZ, OK, NY, WI, WA, OR, TN and GA — rallied at the Civic Plaza across from the Attorney General’s office to call on Governors nationwide to protect the DACA and TPS programs. This follows the introduction of […]

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