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For Immediate Release

Catherine Lee

ICYMI: United We Dream Executive Director Speaks on Biden’s Visit to Southern Border and Immigration policy on MSNBC

Contact: press@unitedwedream.org

Washington, D.C. — This past Saturday, United We Dream (UWD) executive director Greisa Martinez Rosas joined Julián Castro on MSNBC’s American Voices to discuss President Biden’s visit to the U.S./Mexico border and what actions must be taken to improve migration policy in the United States. Last week, President Biden announced new immigration policies, including expanding use of Title 42, and his plan to visit the U.S./Mexico border.

Watch the American Voices Interview Here

From UWD Executive Director, Greisa Martinez Rosas:

“There are three things that need to be done. One is that there needs to be a proactive vision, a regional vision, for what migration looks like for North America. I think that it is important for us to have these conversations that are about to happen in Mexico — I think it is important for us to be involved.

The second thing is that we must ensure we do not fall into a myopic and ineffective policies like the ones that have just been extended while we try and figure out the answer. Those policies harm people, and they are not effective. 

The third thing is that we must have a pathway forward for undocumented people here in the U.S.. We must have citizenship for 11 million people. As someone who crossed the Rio Grande when I was seven years old, and who now leads United We Dream, it’s really disappointing to see the expansion of Trump-era policies under the Biden administration.”


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation; made up of a multi-racial and multi-ethnic network of 1.2 million members, over 100 local groups, and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to push for just policies that allow everyone to thrive regardless of immigration status. United We Dream is fighting for a multi-racial democracy that works for everyone by building a movement of young people who organize and advocate for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color. You can find more at www.unitedwedream.org.

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