Our Immigration System Must Prioritize Human Life

Washington, D.C. – Following the devastating news of the deaths of over 50 people migrating to the U.S., Bruna Sollod, Senior Communications and Political Director of United We Dream, said: “Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this horrific tragedy. We mourn for those who lost their lives, and send well wishes […]

Defund Hate- A Vision for a Just Future: Defund Hate Coalition Releases Transformative Budget on Immigration Amidst FY23 Budget Negotiations in Congress

The transformative budget is evidence that Congress can invest in an immigration system that centers our collective values of dignity, respect, and humanity for all  Washington, DC — Today the Defund Hate Coalition, led by immigrant communities, faith leaders, and civil and immigrant rights advocates, released its 2023 transformative budget proposal on U.S. immigration. The […]

President Biden Must Boldly Reject All Efforts to Delay Ending the Evils of Title 42

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, a federal judge in Louisiana indicated his intent to temporarily block the Biden administration from winding down the evil and racist Title 42 policy by the end of next month. Judge Robert Summerhays’ decision is the latest in a series of Republican court-led efforts aimed at hindering the Biden administration’s plans […]

Defund Hate: 190 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Significant Cuts to ICE and CBP Funding in FY2023 Spending Bill

Washington, DC— As Congress considers Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023, today 190 national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership and members of the appropriations committee urging them to prioritize significant reductions to funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in […]

Defund Hate: Defund Hate & Interfaith Community Kick Off Weeks of  Meetings With Members of Congress to Demand They Divest From ICE and CBP in Their Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Defund Hate coalition held an Interfaith Day of Action where members of the faith community met with members of Congress and Congressional staff to demand they dramatically cut funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a final negotiated Fiscal Year 2023 budget.  Throughout […]

Immigrant Youth Honor Those Harmed by Detention, Deportation on Second Annual Immigrant Day of Resilience

Washington, D.C. – On the second annual Immigrant Day of Resilience, immigrant youth from United We Dream commissioned four high-profile digital artwork pieces to honor and bring awareness to families and communities impacted by anti-immigrant violence. The commissioned artists – all of whom identify as immigrant, indigenous, or first-generation –include Iliana Galvez, Kat Cadena,  Mimi […]

Defund Hate: As the Biden Administration Prepares to End Title 42, Now More Than Ever Congress Must Invest in Immigrant Communities and Welcome ALL Who Seek Asylum

Washington D.C. – Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Biden Administration announced today that they will not be renewing Title 42, a Trump-era policy that has largely blocked Black and brown communities from seeking asylum in the U.S. since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration is expected to officially […]

Defund Hate- Our Demands Are Clear: President Biden and Congress Must Right the Wrongs of Their Harmful FY22 Omnibus and Slash Funding for Enforcement in FY23 Budget Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, President Biden will deliver a speech about his budget request for Fiscal Year 2023. In an important testament to years of organizing efforts, President Biden’s budget request, released this morning, includes a requested reduction in immigration detention beds and in funding for ICE’s enforcement and custody budgets. However, the request […]