Our Work

The United We Dream way

We build power by organizing people who are most directly impacted at the local, state, and national levels, and develop the leadership and capacity of our leaders and member organizations to be strong and effective. We work towards our vision by leading local, state, and national campaigns, led by our leaders on immigration, LGBTQ, education, health, economic, environmental, and racial justice issues.

At the core, our campaigns develop leaders, strengthen organizing, advocacy, and lobbying capacities, and build movement and alliances with other social movements to advance our shared vision. We build on local and state victories that directly improve the lives of our community to create greater momentum across the country for the national change we seek.

Our life-changing work cover four key focus areas:

Winning Protections for Immigrants

The DACA program protects 800,000 immigrant youth from deportation and gives them freedom to work and live life.

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Defending Against Deportations

Deportation Defense’s mission is to prevent and stop deportations at the individual, local, state and national level.

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Education Access For Immigrants

Education Equity seeks to lay the groundwork that advances the educational justice movement in the U.S. in order to increase educational attainment rates.

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Justice and Liberation for LGBTQ Immigrants

LGBTQ Justice seeks to organize and empower Undocumented Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer immigrants and allies.

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We Are United We Dream!

Local Groups

Campaigns & Impact

Current Campaigns

Fight for a Clean Dream Act

Immigrant youth and allies from across Texas and across the country are taking to the streets to demand that Congress take action to pass a clean #DreamActNow !

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Fight Against Racist Law SB4

Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) a dangerous anti-immigrant law rammed through the legislature by Governor Abbott to make the Trump nightmare a reality for immigrant communities.

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Past Wins & Campaigns
#Right2Dream Campaign

Through our #Right2Dream campaign, we helped win DACA; a program that protected nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation.

End of 287g in Houston

Through our #End287g campaign, immigrant youth, black, and LGBTQ leaders defeated 287(g)–a racist anti-immigrant policy–in Houston, Texas.

Protect In-state Tuition in Texas

Through our campaign, our members were able to fight back against a bill aimed at taking away in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant youth in Texas.

#WeCantWait Campaign

Through our #WeCantWait campaign, our members put the stories of immigrant parents to the forefront. This led to DAPA; a program blocked by Republicans.