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Dreamer Detained in Mississippi — Trump’s Claims on Immigration Compassion Has Proven to Be a Lie

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Washington, DC – Just hours after Trump’s speech to Congress, his immigration agents tracked down a young woman in Mississippi to detain and deport her. Immigrant youth are encouraging people to sign a petition to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly demanding that Dany Vargas be released. Know Dany’s story and know the truth […]

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“Do We Believe That Trump Is Softening On Immigration? No.”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IMMIGRANT YOUTH LEADERS NATIONWIDE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT Washington, DC – Last night, Donald Trump gave his first speech to Congress as President. On immigration, he repeated his rationale for yet more immigration enforcement and in another attack on immigrant families – called for an end to family-based immigration policies. Outside of Trump’s address, hundreds chanted […]

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After Year Long Campaign, Immigrant Youth and Allies Celebrate End of 287(g) in Harris County

February 21, 2017

Houston, TX — Tuesday evening, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, took one step closer to ending Harris County’s collaboration with ICE by terminating the County’s 287(g) program. The program, which deputizes officers as ICE agents in county jails, has been responsible for sending immigrant families into a spiral of life-altering events that tear apart families, […]

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New DHS Guidance on Immigration: Yet More Evidence of Trump Building Deportation Force

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security developed new guidance on immigration which makes all undocumented people vulnerable to deportation. The guidance comes after Trump issued executive orders declaring that all undocumented immigrants are a national security threat. Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said: “In public, Trump […]

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Immigrant Youth and Allies Descend on Office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Demand Ryan Keep His Word That Immigrant Youth & Families Are Safe

Friday, February 17, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth and allies descended on the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, demanding that he keep his word that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigrant families are safe under the Trump Administration. Over the last month, following orders from the President’s executive orders, agents with […]

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Immigrant Youth Demand Republicans Put An End to Donald Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

Friday, February 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, news broke of a draft memo by the Trump administration circulating in the Department of Homeland Security that would make 100,000 National Guard Troops’ primary function to terrorize and deport immigrants in 11 states, including: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. White House Press […]

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