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Senator Kamala Harris Models Leadership

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Washington, DC – In a Congressional hearing yesterday, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) pointedly and repeatedly asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to explain agency policies which state that DHS would withhold terrorism prevention funding from local jurisdictions which refuse to participate in Trump’s racially motivated mass deportation plan. But under intense questioning from […]

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Immigrant Youth Confront DHS Secretary John Kelly

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth leaders from United We Dream confronted John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill about steps his agency has taken to undermine the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). See video of the confrontation here. Early this year, Yenimar Cortes, a young woman with […]

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Immigrant Youth Decry Trump’s Greedy Decision to Benefit His Rich Friends and Harm Mother Earth

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New York, NY – Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream issued the following statement upon news that Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement: “Many immigrant families have been forced off of land we had tended for generations because of the greedy decisions of men in penthouses […]

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Texas Legislators and Immigrant Activists Denounce Racist Law & Respond to Violent Threat by Republican Representative

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Austin, TX & Milwaukee, WI – Today, community leaders with United We Dream and Workers Defense Project, together with members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus held a press tele-conference to denounce the racist outburst of Texas Republican Representative Matthew Rinaldi who called immigration agents on a group of peaceful protesters and threatened to “put […]

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Texas Republican Rep. Rinaldi’s Threat of Deportation Force & Violence Is Proof that SB4 Is About Legislating Racism

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Austin, TX – Yesterday, in the midst of over a thousand Texas mothers, fathers, youth and people of conscience from across Texas and the country denouncing Republicans and the racist law SB 4, State Representative Matthew Rinaldi (R-Irving) claimed to have called immigration agents on the group, which included people of all immigration backgrounds and […]

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With Pride and Defiance, More than a Thousand Seize Texas Capitol to Oppose Racist SB4 Law

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Austin, TX – The sounds of pride and defiance echoed through the Texas Capitol on Monday as over a thousand Texas mothers, fathers, youth and people of conscience from across Texas and the country denounced the racist law SB 4 and cemented the legacy of Texas Republican politicians as racists for generations to come. See […]

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