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President Jeff Sessions Releases Immigration Ransom Note

October 8, 2017

Washington, DC – Tonight, the White House released an anti-immigrant ransom note to be paid in order to release immigrant youth from mass deportation. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director at United We Dream and DACA beneficiary said: “Holding immigrant youth like my sister and I hostage unless the rest of the country buys into a […]

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Immigrant Youth on Jeff Flake’s Immigration Bill: No Thanks.

October 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act to protect immigrant youth, but that would also increase border security, fund parts of Trump’s racist and unnecessary wall, as well as harmful interior enforcement. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy  Director at United We Dream said: “We have been […]

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Another Stain on the Integrity of USCIS As Cissna Takes Charge

October 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, in a 54-43 vote, the Senate confirmed Lee Cissna as the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Sanaa Abrar, Policy and Advocacy Manager at United We Dream, said: “Lee Cissna should not head up the agency charged with welcoming immigrants to America. He actively opposed the Deferred Action for […]

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Passing a Clean Dream Act is the Top Political Priority of This Year

October 5, 2017

Washington, DC – October 5th marks one month since Trump shamefully killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the lives of immigrant youth in immediate danger. It’s also the day that Trump decreed all DACA renewal applications must be turned in. After today, waves of more and more immigrant youth will become […]

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Arrests Happening Now: Immigrant Youth Take Over Office of Texas Rep. Will Hurd

October 5, 2017

Washington, DC – Right now, immigrant youth are risking arrest at Representative Will Hurd’s D.C. office to demand a clean Dream Act. After a month of incredible urgency, Rep. Hurd has yet to act. Meanwhile, in El Paso, immigrant youth and allies from Soñando Juntos are meeting with the office of Rep. Hurd to call […]

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Immigrant Youth & Allies Descend on U.S. Capitol Demand Passage of Clean Dream Act

October 2, 2017

Washington, DC – October 5th marks one month since Trump shamefully killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the lives of immigrant youth in immediate danger. It’s also the day that Trump has decreed all DACA renewal applications must be turned in. After this date, waves of more and more immigrant youth […]

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