Local Policy Guide

Local governments are key to protecting and safeguarding the rights of all community members and advancing the agency of their immigrant residents. UWD and ILRC’s Local Policy Guide describes examples of local policies from across the country that help protect immigrants from deportation by: (1) reducing arrests, (2) protecting constitutional rights, (3) appropriating resources wisely, […]

2021 UndocuHealth Report

In collaboration with the Latinx Immigrant Health Alliance (LIHA), United We Dream launched a new mental health report surveying over 600 undocumented youth and adults over the span of 10 months to best understand how our community’s health and wellbeing were impacted during COVID-19, in addition to the continued attacks from the Trump administration, the constant threat […]

Loving Kindness Meditation for Oppressive Experiences

Find a comfortable seated position. That could be on a chair. It could be on a cushion. Take a few deep breaths. Become aware of the sensation of sitting. Feel the heaviness of your body. Notice your breath. Today we will do the Lovingkindness Meditation for Oppressive Experiences. Connect with the feeling of being devalued […]

BREAKING: SCOTUS has taken away our right to abortion and overturned Roe v. Wade

Today’s decision, ends the constitutional right to abortion and leaves it up to states to decide. While many people in states across the country will continue to have access to abortion care, there are 13 states with trigger ban laws that will immediately make abortions illegal with 13 others soon to follow. Make no mistake, […]

Ending DACA Would Have Wide-Ranging Effects but Immigrant Youth are Fired Up and Politically Engaged

Authors: TOM K. WONG, SANAA ABRAR, TOM JAWETZ, IGNACIA RODRIGUEZ KMEC, PATRICK O’SHEA, GREISA MARTINEZ ROSAS, AND PHILIP E. WOLGIN Since it was first announced on June 15, 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 822,000 undocumented young people across the United States. From July 16 […]

Biden is Choosing to Continue and Expand Trump-Era Policies

Trump enacted some of the most violent and extreme anti-immigrant policies that we’ve seen in recent history–one full year after becoming president, Biden has yet to get rid of them. Biden has failed to roll back Trump policies, and his inaction has endangered the lives of millions of people that he could have helped throughout […]

What You Should Know About the Parliamentarian’s Anti-Immigrant Advice

1. Democrats have the POWER to make citizenship happen The Senate parliamentarian, an unelected advisor, recommended against the inclusion of work permits and protections from deportations in the budget reconciliation package. This is the third time she has denied protections to our communities. 2. Democrats have the power to reject her recommendation and they must! […]

Questions & Answers: Filling out DACA Forms (I-821D, I-765, I-765WS)

(This Guide does not substitute legal advice from an Attorney or accredited representative.) Form I-182D Consideration of Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival Download form I-182D Where can I find the latest application forms for DACA? You can find the latest DACA forms on the USCIS website. Make sure it is the current version by checking […]

Guidance for DACA Recipients and Legal Practitioners – Frequently Asked Questions

[UPDATE ON 4/12/2022] – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that DACA renewals can now be filed online. Current DACA recipients must first create a USCIS online account in order to file Forms I-821D (DACA) and I-765 (application for work authorization) online. The online account provides a quick and easy method of submitting forms, […]