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Immigrant Youth Stand with Survivors of Parkland Mass Shooting & Will Take the Streets on The March for Our Lives

Say, “We will take the streets together because we believe in a future where everyone can feel safe in their schools and in their homes.” For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812 Washington, DC – On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the country who are calling on Congress to protect the lives of young people and communities by enacting stricter gun control laws. Immigrant…

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Press Releases Social Justice 

Austin HS Students Walkout in Protest To #FreeDennis, Beloved Fellow Student, from ICE Detention

Over 300 Students Demand Dennis’ Freedom and Decry Failure of HISD to Protect Undocumented Students For Immediate ReleaseContact: Chris Valdez | chris@unitedwedream.org | 713-352-8197 Houston, TX – Today, over 300 Austin High School students walked out of class in protest to demand the release of their friend Dennis from an ICE detention camp.  Dennis is one of millions of young people who would qualify for the Dream Act but instead is confined in an immigration detention camp. Just days ago, Dennis reported a case of racist attacks & bullying by…

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Press Releases 

Trump’s Tolerance for Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 8, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Andrew Patrickapatrick@csgv.org(c) 828-712-7603 The White House’s disdain for women is reinforced by defense of aide Rob Porter. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) General Counsel Kelly Roskam Issued the Following Statement: “The Rob Porter saga proves once again what we’ve already known, the Trump White House is uninterested in protecting — or even believing — women. That high level officials in the White House were aware of the allegations made against Rob Porter before he was hired is indicative of the White House’s alarming…

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150 Immigrant Youth At Office of Dem. Leader Nancy Pelosi and Over 100 Congressional Offices; Demand Public Commitments to Vote No On Spending Deal Without Dream Act

Plan an 8 Hour Speak-a-Thon at Pelosi Office; Visit House Democrats and Moderate Republicans Asking Them to Show Determination To Save Lives. For Immediate ReleaseBruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202-850-0812Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202-793-2267 Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth from United We Dream have begun an 8 hour speak-a-thon – the “undocu story takeover” to share their personal stories of courage and of why Members of Congress should stop the political games and pass the Dream Act. The youth will speak at the office of Nancy Pelosi and…

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Foreign Policy Press Releases 

How global social innovators are creating honest inclusion, helping us to move beyond superficial diversity

Two leading nonprofits—Seeds of Peace and Social Entrepreneurship Forum (Sweden)—partner to unite social innovators in pursuit of conflict resolution NEW YORK | How do we move beyond superficial diversity to leverage our differences and build thriving, equitable communities across lines of conflict? This was the challenge posed to changemakers across the globe who recently applied to the GATHER Fellowship, the only program of its kind at the intersection of social innovation and conflict transformation. A record number of applicants, more than 250 individuals from 55 countries, submitted proposals to take…

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Immigrant Youth to Trump’s White Supremacist Proposal: “No.”

Immigrant Youth Will Not Be Used As Bargaining Chips for Stephen Miller’s White Supremacist Immigrant Agenda For Immediate ReleaseContact: National: Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267Texas: Chris Valdez | chris@unitedwedream.org | 713.352.8197 Washington, D.C. – Today, news circulated of a forthcoming White House announcement on Trump’s framework for a legislative solution to address the crisis immigrant youth are facing, which includes severe cuts to family-based migration, termination of the diversity visa, and more funding for deportation agents. Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director for United We…

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