Immigrant Youth & Allies To Escalate Fight to Defend DACA Program


All the rumors on DACA would give anyone whiplash
We are committed to win

For Immediate Release
August 31, 2017
Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812
Chris Valdez | chris@unitedwedream.org | 832.844.1480
Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.780.1276

Washington, DC –  Today, yet more rumors continued to swirl that the White House would soon be announcing an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream said in response:

“All the rumors on DACA would give anyone whiplash. Sarah Huckabee Sanders just denied the latest leak from Fox News and clearly, there are divisions between White House advisors who know DACA works and between the white supremacists who want to intimidate, detain and deport immigrants.

“We are escalating our fight to defend DACA and confront white supremacy. But no matter what their decision, our priority will always be to fight for justice and dignity for all immigrant youth and their families.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 55 local groups in 26 states. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org