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Immigrant Youth and Allies Demand Houston Enact Policies to Protect Immigrant Families & Sue to Stop SB4

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Houston, TX – Today, the voices of young immigrants and freedom warriors from across the city filled City Council chambers as dozens of Houston immigrants, mothers, fathers, and people of conscience from across the city denounced the racist law SB 4, called for on-going work by the city to protect immigrant families, and demanded the […]

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Trump Tries to Change the Narrative Back to Racism

Monday, June 20, 2017

Houston, TX – On Monday, Trump’s Department of Justice asked to be involved in the court hearings next week on the racist Senate Bill 4 according to news reports. SB 4, which is scheduled to go in effect in September 1st, is facing legal challenges from multiple Texas cities seeking to block the measure to […]

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Philando Castile’s Life Matters

Friday, June 16, 2017

Houston, TX – Today, news broke that police officer who murdered Philando Castile at a traffic stop was found not guilty. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream said, “We are angry and heartbroken at today’s news. Philando Castile’s life matters to us and the brutal disregard for the lives of Black […]

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Trump Team Revokes Memos Which Would Have Protected Immigrant Parents

Friday, June 16, 2017

Washington, DC – Last night, the Trump Administration rescinded memos created by the Obama Administration to protect many immigrant parents and which would have expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The memos in question had been blocked from implementation because of a lawsuit filed by a handful of Republican politicians and heard by […]

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On Anniversary of DACA, Immigrant Youth and Members of Congress Call for the Program to be Defended

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigrant youth and Members of Congress held a press conference on Capitol Hill to call on policymakers to strengthen the protections that currently enable 800,000 undocumented young people to live and work in this country. SEE VIDEO HERE. […]

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ICYMI: As CT Legislative Session Ends, Undocumented Students Call on Bold Leadership from Legislators with “Dream Graduation Ceremony”

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hartford, CT – Today on the back steps of the Capital, seven undocumented students, who would have benefited from HB 7000 and SB 17 took part in a symbolic graduation ceremony and received diplomas to draw attention to legislators’ inaction on education equity legislation. HB 7000 and SB 17 are  two proposals that would have […]

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