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 […]

Defund Hate: Instead of Investing in What Immigrant Communities Truly Need, Congress Prepares to Greenlight Billions to Fund ICE and CBP, Abusive and Deadly Agencies

Washington, D.C. – In the dead of night, Congress released the finalized text for its $1.5 trillion federal funding bill, which increases Trump-era spending levels for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and maintains Customs and Border Protection (CBP) funding levels roughly the same. Included is funding to detain 34,000 people in abusive ICE detention and […]

Immigrant Rights Activists Coordinate Nearly 20 Actions Across the Country as a National Day of Action Demanding the Biden Administration To Shut Down Detention Centers, End Deportations and Release All People in Immigration Detention

Washington, DC — Today, Detention Watch Network, FIRM Action, American Friends Service Committee, United We Dream and the We Are Home Campaign coordinated the “Communities Not Cages” National Day of Action with 20 actions taking place across the country hosted by local partners, including an interfaith ceremony outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Headquarters […]

A Day After President Biden’s State of the Union Address, Immigrant Youth Unveil Banner in Front of the White House Demanding He End Deportations Now

Washington, D.C. – A day after President Biden’s State of the Union address, immigrant youth from United We Dream hosted a rally outside of the White House calling attention to the President’s failed promises to protect immigrant communities and demand he immediately end all deportations. Young people traveled to D.C. from across the country, including […]

The Biden Administration Begins Year Two by Ramping Up Efforts to Deport Black and Brown Immigrants and Erode Sanctuary Cities

Washington, D.C. – During the U.S. Conference of Mayors held last week, DHS Secretary Mayorkas urged local law enforcement agencies to work in tandem with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in targeting and deporting undocumented people in cities across the country. Secretary Mayorkas’ remarks indicate President Biden’s continued betrayal of his campaign promises to protect immigrant communities, including […]

The Biden Administration Must Stop Defending White Nationalist Policies, and Focus on Humane Immigration Policies That Help People

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Garland v. Gonzalez. The case on appeal from the Ninth Circuit presents the issues of whether someone in immigration custody is entitled to a bond hearing after six months of detention. The result of the case may impact thousands of immigrants currently in detention.  Cynthia Garcia, National […]

Beyond the Easiest Cases: New Report from Square One Project Provides Roadmap for New Storytelling in Criminal Justice and Immigration

New York, NY— Activists and advocates, particularly those focused on criminal justice and immigration, have a messaging problem. Too often, reformers make their arguments through the frame of easiest cases – simplistic stories of a “villain” or a “hero” – highlighting aspects of the criminal-legal or immigration system they believe most Americans will find unjust or excessive.  In “Beyond […]

The Biden Administration’s Choice to Restart and Expand the Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy is an Atrocity That Jeopardizes the Lives of Black and Brown Immigrants

Washington, D.C. – The Biden administration announced plans to restart and expand the cruel and inhumane Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico” policy as early as this week. The announcement follows the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) issuance of a new memo ending MPP back in October.  Prior to this announcement, President Biden has […]

Criminal Legal System Works For White People, Against Black and Brown People

Washington, D.C. – Following the acquittal in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, Juanita Monsalve, Senior Marketing and Creative Director of United We Dream, issued the following statement:  “There is no justice to be found in a system that devalues Black lives and those who protest the state-sanctioned violence against Black people. On full display throughout this trial […]

This March marks 21 years of ICE CBP & DHS terrorizing our immigrant communities.

Ever since their creation, ICE and CBP have targeted, detained, abused and deported immigrants while separating loved ones and tearing apart communities. Donate 21 dollars to help us fight back against the 21 years of terror.