UWD “Dreams from Our Families” Campaign Shares Personal Dreams on Behalf of Family Members & Makes Case for Why Obama Needs to Take Broad Executive Action on Immigration
Following the launch of United We Dream’s (UWD) “Dreams from Our Families” campaign, today UWD releases the latest “Dream of the Day” installment as a part of its ongoing effort to highlight the stories of Dreamers; their parents; and an array of other American voices who will share their dreams and make the case for why President Obama must go big on immigration executive action.
Today’s “Dream of the Day” comes from Adilene Ruano, a DACA recipient from Mocksville, North Carolina. Adilene’s dream is for her mother to no longer face discrimination and be ostracized from society for being undocumented. Adilene hopes that one day her mom can experience the same sort of benefits and relief she found through DACA. Watch Adilene describe her dream for her family in this video.
UWD’s “Dreams from Our Families” campaign builds on its work from throughout 2014. This year, Dreamers have pressured President Obama to take executive action on immigration to build on the success of DACA to include Dreamers’ parents, Dreamers shut out of DACA by arbitrary age caps, and other members of the immigrant community who remain under siege and living in fear of deportation. More than 600,000 DACA recipients’ lives and futures were changed by the DACA program, implemented two years ago. Now, President Obama has the demonstrated discretion, legal authority, and moral responsibility to deliver deportation relief and to build on one of his administration’s successes in DACA to include our parents, Dreamers shut out of DACA by arbitrary age caps, and other members of the immigrant community who remain under siege and in fear of deportation.
Watch this new video to learn more about “Dreams from our Families” and visit UWD’s story collection page to learn how to record a short video, upload a photo, or contribute written thoughts detailing dreams for a parent, friend, or loved one who is impacted by the broken immigration system.