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For Immediate Release


Bruna Bouhid,, 202-850-0812
Sheridan Aguirre,, 202.793.2267
Texas: Chris Valdez,, 713-352-8197

Press Release

Earth to McConnell: Immigrant Youth Are In Danger Now and the Urgency is Real


Tonight, the top two Senate Republicans repeatedly lied to make excuses for their refusal to pass legislation to protect immigrant youth. In spite of controlling every branch of government, they blamed immigrants for their inability to come up with the votes to fund the government.

Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy & Policy Director of United We Dream and potential beneficiary of the Dream Act said:

“Tonight was a sad day on the Senate floor as the two top Republican leaders lied about the safety of young immigrants.

“They know better. Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10 year old Texas girl, was dragged to a detention camp from her hospital room and all across this country, millions of children and young people are living with uncertainty.

“Anyone who says that we have more time for this insane Congressional gridlock is lying. Delay means deportations.”


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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. We create welcoming spaces for young people - regardless of immigration status - to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win!

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Jessica Corbett ·

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Brett Wilkins ·

'Huge Legal Win': Court Stops Police From Blockading Line 3 Protester Camp

One attorney described the blockade as "an outrageous abuse of law enforcement authority serving the interests of the Enbridge corporation against its environmental opponents."

Kenny Stancil ·