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Americans Rise Up for Dreamers, Push Back Against Trump

A Defining Moment for America Washington, DC – Yesterday, on the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going into effect, Dreamers and their allies stood up in communities around the country to celebrate the successes of the program and to share reminders of how the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients … Continue reading »

Immigration and Civil Rights Advocates Deliver 290,000 Petitions to Senate Offices

On Monday, April 3, United We Dream advocates delivered petitions — 290,000 of them —  gathered by United We Dream, CREDO, ACLU, Detention Watch Network, Church World Service, and America’s Voice to ask that the Senate Democrats who have committed to vote against funding President Donald Trump’s expansion of federal immigration forces and the border … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO: Dreamer from Rep. Steve King’s District Explains Importance of Executive Action to Her Family and Iowa Community

Monica is a DACAmented Dreamer who grew up in rural Iowa and now attends the University Of Northern Iowa. She comes from a mixed status family with a sister who is also a Dreamer as well as two other U.S. citizen siblings. Monica’s member of Congress, Rep. Steve King, is one of the leading Republicans … Continue reading »

BREAKING: Jose Antonio Detained by Border Patrol

Jose Antonio Vargas, sometimes called “America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant,” was detained by border patrol in McAllen, Texas today while attempting to fly home after a border vigil for the Central American children fleeing violence. Jose, who is a Pultizer Prize winning Journalist and recently released a biographical documentary called “Undocumented,”  joined UWD and MAC (Minority Affairs Council), a … Continue reading »

DREAMers Stop Deportation Bus in Ongoing Escalation at ICE Facility in Phoenix

The following is a press release from United We DREAM on their civil disobedience at an Arizona detention facility last night: Action Shines Spotlight on Need for Immigration Reform and End to Deportations Now Late last night, leaders from United We Dream and the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, an affiliate of United We Dream, engaged … Continue reading »

United We Dream Lays Down Markers for Immigration Reform With 20 Point Plan

Here’s the press release from UWD: Today, on a telephonic press conference, immigrant youth leaders with United We Dream released 20 specific policy principles for immigration reform, laying out a common-sense agenda for change and demanding a path to citizenship in less than 7 years without any unreasonable or unfair requirements.  As the immigration reform debate kicks into high … Continue reading »

United We DREAM's Cristina Jimenez Featured in Parade Magazine, Morning Joe: 'I'm Frustrated With All the Talk of Immigration And No Action'

Since the 2012 election, the Latino vote and how their influence dominated the ballot box has become a national headline, which is why PARADE Magazine has just announced that throughout 2013, they’ll be exploring the various and diverse ways Latinos are reshaping America.  After all, as Parade put it: When Barack Obama [took] the oath of office … Continue reading »

New NPR Immigration Series: Immigration Reform Must Happen in 2013

At NPR this morning is the first report in a series analyzing the need for US immigration reform following last month’s election. “Republicans and Democrats are pushing to make overhauling immigration a priority in 2013. Senator-elect Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, is expected to play a big part in any overhaul of immigration laws,” … Continue reading »

UWD's Cristina Jimenez Tells Jorge Ramos that DREAMers Want "Toda La Enchilada" in 2013

If our latest video doesn’t have you amped up enough about next year, check out this short (but fabulous) interview that United We Dream’s Cristina Jimenez did on Al Punto last Sunday, in which she explains to Jorge Ramos how and why UWD has resolved to push for citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

Immigrant Youth Vow to Fight for Their Parents, Families, and Citizenship

Cross-posted at “A MomsRising Blog Carnival on Protecting Family Unity, Strengthening Communities and Ensuring a Thriving Economy with the Contributions of Immigrants“: After Republicans reached an historic low among Latino voters in last month’s election, political analysts of all stripes began to say that the GOP should change its immigration plank and work with Democrats to enact reasonable and … Continue reading »