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For Immediate Release

Victor Guillén Febres

Immigrant Youth and Allies Demand Biden Issue an Immediate and Unequivocal Apology for Demonizing Immigrants in SOTU

Contact: press@unitedwedream.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Biden’s State of the Union remarks last night where he callously demonized immigrant communities and pushed MAGA-created anti-immigrant policies,

Bruna Sollod, Senior Political Director of United We Dream, issued the following statement:

Immigrant youth have mobilized millions of people across the country to build a multiracial, multigenerational movement for a future where all people are treated with dignity and respect, no matter their immigration status. Our movement is powerful, we are growing, and we will not let the President take us backwards. The deadly white supremacist, anti-immigrant violence we have witnessed in recent years, from El Paso to  Texas, to Buffalo, New York, were all perpetrated by people who had internalized the very language President Biden used last night. It is also language that leads to fascist, anti-immigrant politicians in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Idaho, Oklahoma, and all over the country, pushing forth deadly bills to send police and militia after our communities

The President’s callous words do not reflect nor define the strength, pride, and power of our Black, brown and immigrant communities. We are undocumented, unafraid, and here to stay. We call on everyone of conscience to join us in this moment to make it clear that immigrants are an integral part of the multi-ethnic, multiracial democracy we’re all working towards. We are part of the thriving future that we all need and deserve.”


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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