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Immigrant Youth & Allies To Escalate Fight to Defend DACA Program

August 31, 2017

Washington, DC –  Today, yet more rumors continued to swirl that the White House would soon be announcing an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream said in response: “All the rumors on DACA would give anyone whiplash. Sarah Huckabee Sanders just denied the […]

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To Our Texas Immigrant Communities: You Are Not Alone

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Austin, TX – Yesterday, immigrant leaders, advocates, and allies rallied outside the Department of Public Safety in North Austin, during Trump’s briefing on Hurricane Harvey, to unite in support of immigrant community members in Houston and across the state. See video and pictures here, here, here, and here. This week has presented challenges to the […]

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By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Also Pardoned White Supremacy

August 25, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the White House announced that Trump has given former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio a presidential pardon. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream said in response: “Trump’s pardon of Arpaio is an official endorsement on racial profiling and the abuse of immigrants and people of color. It is also […]

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Reports Say Trump is Considering Killing DACA, While Immigrant Youth Escalate Fight to Defend It

August 24, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Axios reported that President Trump is seriously considering putting an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – a highly successful program with strong, bipartisan support that has helped nearly a million immigrants obtain work permits, build lives here, and strengthen the entire country. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director and […]

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United We Dream Rejects Trump’s New White Supremacist Immigration Plan

August 22, 2017

Washington, DC – Overnight, in advance of Trump’s rally in Phoenix, AZ today, McClatchy News reported that the White House is working on an immigration deal, which would use immigrant youth as a fig leaf to mask  a white supremacist wish list of immigration changes to carry out Trump’s racist mass deportation agenda. The plan […]

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Immigrant Youth: Bannon Was Not #HereToStay, But We Are

August 18, 2017

Washington, DC– Today, United We Dream released the following statement regarding Steven Bannon’s exit from the Trump Administration. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, and a DACA beneficiary said: “One less white supremacist in the White House is welcome news, but the real question is whether his priorities will still reign supreme. […]

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