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Immigrant Youth & Allies Rally at Dallas Office of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) for Clean Dream Act by December

October 19, 2017

Dallas, TX – Yesterday, immigrant youth leaders and allies with United We Dream, Indivisible Richardson, and MoveOn.org from TX-32 took to the streets outside the office of US Rep. Pete Sessions to share their stories, commitment, and demands for a clean Dream Act by December of this year. The action follows Trump’s decision to kill […]

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Anti-Immigrant Puppeteer Jeff Sessions Dodges Questions on His Scheme to End DACA and Deport Immigrant Youth

October 18, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As expected, Sessions continued to dodge questions regarding his scheme to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has upended the lives of over 800,000 immigrant young people and left them at risk for deportation. During the hearing, Senator Durbin […]

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Immigrant Youth & Faith Leaders Visit Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), Say: Pass Clean Dream Act, 10,000 Lives On the Line in Your District

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Houston, TX – Late yesterday, immigrant leaders with United We Dream Houston and clergy from TX-7 met with US Rep. John Culberson to demand a clean Dream Act by December of this year. This follows Trump’s decision to kill DACA earlier this year–a program that offered safety from deportation and the ability to work for […]

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Undocumented Mothers and Immigrant Youth Scrub the Dream Act “Clean” to Oppose White House Enforcement Priorities!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Miami, FL – Today, during rush hour, undocumented mothers and immigrant youth took over the space in front of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center with giant letters spelling out “Dream Act” and wiped it “clean” from enforcement & deportation add-ons. A month after the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Senator […]

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Congress Must Pass Clean Dream Act Before the End of the Year

Friday, October 13, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, news broke that Sen. Lankford (R-OK) heard from Trump that he might extend the March 5 date when all immigrant youth would be thrown to deportation agents. It is the latest in an endless string of rumors and contradictory information about the lives of immigrant youth coming from the Trump team. […]

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United We Dream’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cristina Jiménez, Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

October 11, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Cristina Jiménez, co-founder and executive director of United We Dream, as a member of its 2017 MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur Fellows Program was designed to “encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. . . for […]

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