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Target of Trump’s Immigration Nightmare, Daniel Ramirez, Continues to Be Denied His Freedom

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue rejected the Trump Administration’s demand that Daniel be denied his right to have his case heard in Federal court. But while the hearing process goes on, Daniel will remain in detention – denied his freedom and access to be a dad to his son. Greisa […]

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Dany Is Released, Organizing Wins & Immigrant Youth Pledge to Keep Fighting

Friday, March 10, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Dany Vargas, a DACA beneficiary who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for speaking about a targeted attack on her family, is free. Her release arrives after immigrant families and allies made over more than 2,000 calls to DHS Secretary John Kelly and gathered outside the Department of […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families to Republicans: Use Your Power to Pressure Trump to Rescind His Deportation Executive Orders

Friday, March 10, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) filed the Recognizing America’s Children Act, a bill that would allow undocumented youth to be protected from deportation and set on a path to citizenship.   Immigrant youth and families responded by emphasizing that Republicans should pressure Trump to rescind his deportation executive orders and not play […]

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Daniel Ramirez Medina is a Target of Trump’s Mass Deportation Executive Orders. We Demand His Immediate Release.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Seattle District Court heard the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a father of a three year old who has been held unjustly in detention for over 20 days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) terrorized his father’s home. Daniel has DACA and has sued the government for wrongfully framing him […]

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Trump’s Latest Muslim and Refugee Ban Will Be Defeated

Monday, March 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump signed another executive order designed to keep Muslims and refugees out of the United States in another attempt to legalize his hatred and racism. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “Make no mistake: this executive order will be defeated, just like the last one. Trump’s first […]

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Immigrant Youth Will Protect Their Families — Even When ICE Retaliates

Friday, March 3, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies gathered at the Department of Homeland Security to deliver boxes containing 50,000 petitions addressed to DHS Secretary John Kelly demanding the release of Daniela Vargas and Daniel Ramirez, two undocumented youth with DACA who were detained in the past month.  And just this morning, immigrant mothers and […]

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