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Immigrant Youth and Allies Demanded #JusticeForJuan and for all Immigrants Targeted by Trump’s Deportation Machine

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies rallied  in front of the offices of the Department of Homeland Security to demand justice for Juan Manuel Montes, the young man deported to Mexico despite being protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Public outrage is growing as the number of immigrant young […]

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United We Dream Demands #JusticeForJuan, A Young Man Targeted by Trump’s Deportation Force

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that Juan Manuel Montes, a young man who should have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), was targeted and deported by Trump’s Border Patrol agents. It is the first public case of an immigrant youth protected by DACA who was deported by Trump’s agents. The […]

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Community Organizing By Immigrants and People of Conscience Transforms Hyattsville Into Sanctuary City

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hyattsville, MD – Last night, after three months of community organizing, the City Council of Hyattsville declared a resounding “no” to the separation of families and mass deportation and “yes” to the protection of the immigrant community through a majority vote in favor of a sanctuary ordinance. This victory is due in large part to […]

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Sessions Brings More Criminalization to the Border

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth leaders criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration for unveiling a plan that will criminalize immigrants.   Sessions made his remarks before an audience of the Customs and Border Patrol, whose agents endorsed Trump during the election and whose recently appointed Chief of Staff was formerly the […]

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Trump Demands Billions To Cause Misery for Immigrants

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the Trump Administration asked the nation for billions in cash to carry out their white nationalist fantasy of mass detention and deportation. Included in the budget request are $1.5 billion for the construction of new immigration detention centers, as well as funding to deport undocumented people detained, $314 million for the […]

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Immigrant Youth and LGBTQIA Leaders Converge on Capitol to Stop Attacks on Texans

Monday, March 13, 2017

Austin, TX — Today, immigrant youth and LGBTQIA leaders convened at the Texas Capitol to call on legislators to oppose Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4, the Trans Oppression Senate Bill 6, and protect higher education for undocumented students. The multi-issue group continues to work together to block bills that seek to hold back, terrorize, and criminalize […]

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