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Immigrant Youth Go to Texas AG Paxton’s Church to Defend DACA Program

Monday, August 7, 2017

Plano, TX – Yesterday morning, undocumented immigrant youth and allies from across Texas rallied at Prestonwood Baptist Church to raise the alarm over TX Attorney General Ken Paxton’s threat to file a lawsuit to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Paxton’s move would leave 800,000 immigrant youth without jobs and would put […]

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U.S. Attorney General Tries to Bully Albuquerque Police Into Joining Trump Deportation Force

August 3rd, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, in an attempt to bully localities into enrolling in Trump’s deportation machine, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session sent a letter to Albuquerque’s Police Chief, Gordon Eden, threatening loss of federal funding unless he agrees to direct his police department to directly collaborate with immigration agents. The policy being pushed by Sessions […]

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United We Dream Decries Trump’s Plan to Slam Door on Half of All Immigrants

August 2, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump stood with Senators to announce a vision to shut the door on half of all immigrants to America and undo the family-based immigration system. In the chaotic release of the Raise Act, well known extremist Trump advisor dismissed the inscription at the Statue of Liberty and cited “facts” by […]

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United We Dream to New Chief of Staff John Kelly: Keep DACA and TPS – They Work

July 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Donald Trump announced that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will be named the new White House Chief of Staff. Since his confirmation as DHS Secretary, Kelly has been under fire from immigrant youth to not end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) which has protected some 800,000 young people […]

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New Bill Introduced to Create a Path to Citizenship for Immigrant Youth

July 28, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), the entire Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic House leaders and over 100 Members of Congress introduced the American Hope Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth. Years in the making, the Act represents a major leap forward from the DREAM Act, first created […]

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The American Hope Act 2017

July 28, 2017

The American Hope Act 2017 provides the legislative solutions to permanently protect young undocumented immigrants regardless of educational level, military service or work history. Below is a description of the Act, created by the immigrant youth at United We Dream. The American Hope Act 2017 Creates a Three-Step Path to Citizenship Step 1: Conditional Permanent […]

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