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Trump Slams Door on Tens of Thousands of Refugees, Continuing His Racist Drive to Keep Immigrants Out

September 28, 2017

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced their plan to cap the number of refugees accepted into the United States next year at 45,000. This number would be a drastic drop from the level set by the previous administration and would be the lowest in years. With this decision, the Trump administration continues […]

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Nearly 1,400 Young People Get DACA Renewal Fees Paid For by United We Dream’s DACA Renewal Fund

September 25, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, United We Dream announced that The DACA Renewal Fund has raised funds to support 1,367 DACA recipients’ renewal application fees. Over 150,000 DACA beneficiaries are in an urgent rush to renew their DACA work permits and deportation protections before an arbitrary October 5th deadline set by the Trump Administration. The fees […]

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Report of Shameful White House Plan to Use Anguish of Immigrant Youth to Pass Anti-Immigrant Wish List

September 26, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, news broke that staff in the Trump White House are working with far right wing Members of Congress on a strategy to force an anti-immigrant wish list of policies onto a proposal to protect some immigrant youth. Adrian Reyna, Membership Director of United We Dream and DACA beneficiary, said, “We know […]

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Texas Immigrant Youth Continue Fight to Stop SB 4 as 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Hearing

September 22, 2017

New Orleans, LA – Today, immigrant youth, families, and allies traveled hundreds of miles from across Texas to the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in the fight to end the terrorizing and hateful racial profiling law SB 4. Despite a partial injunction of the bill, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is viciously litigating for […]

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Trump Expands Ban on Muslim Immigrants, Endangering the Lives of People Seeking Refuge

September 25, 2017

Washington, DC – On Sunday, the Trump Administration unveiled another order to restrict immigrants from certain countries to the United States — essentially an expanded version of his white supremacist ban to keep Muslims and refugees out. The expanded ban includes Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia in addition to new countries Chad, North Korea, […]

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Republican “Succeed Act” Falls Short of the Protections Immigrant Youth Need

September 25, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Succeed Act in response to the growing fallout from Trump’s decision to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) which protected many immigrant youths from deportation and provided them with work permits. The bill comes after the introduction of […]

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