united we dream

united we dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWD’s current priority is to win citizenship for the entire undocumented community and end senseless deportations and abuses. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.

We’re driven by and accountable to our thousands of members across the country who make up our sustainable and robust grassroots network. We believe we can build power by organizing at the local, regional, and national levels and aim to provide tools and resources to support our leaders and member organizations, as well as create meaningful alliances with other advocacy organizations.

In 2012, we successfully pressured President Obama and won the deferred action policy—providing protection from deportation and work permits for young people without papers—and leading a diverse immigrant rights’ movement in our biggest success in over 25 years. In 2013 and beyond, our network has committed to relentlessly fight for our families and communities and win a roadmap to citizenship and fair treatment for all 11 million undocumented Americans. (Read our full platform for change here and our 20-point plan for immigration reform here.) As we’ve proven, we have the power to redefine what is possible and win.

board chair: Sofia Campos

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feb 2017

Federal agents conduct sweeping immigration enforcement raids in at least 6 states https://t.co/o8mhmWMqGu

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/finneganLAT/status/830177377032429568

Now in Foley Sq, over 1,000 ppl rallying 2 end ICE raids & protect immigrants. #HeretoStay #NoBanNoWall #Not1More #Ni1Mas #RESIST #DeportICE


Hundreds detained as Trump administration begins deportation raids across the U.S. on.wsj.com/2keRU4I

Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) tweeted at 3:42 PM – 10 Feb 2017 :

ICE is detaining people in LA, a sanctuary city. This includes people with no criminal history. https://t.co/N6IWR4F25V (http://twitter.com/aurabogado/status/830185176932036608?s=17)

Chaumtoli Huq (@lawatmargins) tweeted at 6:31 AM – 11 Feb 2017 :

What To Do If Immigration Agents (ICE) Are At Your Door https://t.co/7UIZb2tQpD via @aclu (http://twitter.com/lawatmargins/status/830408937686052865?s=17)

‘at random’ https://t.co/dl7o9z5IlM

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AyeshaASiddiqi/status/830242749672615936

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) tweeted at 4:42 AM – 11 Feb 2017 :

Rounding up undocumented workers in Southern California is a strange way to create blue collar jobs in the rural Midwest. (http://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/830381464407642112?s=17)

Philip Wolgin (@pwolgin) tweeted at 6:35 PM – 15 Feb 2017 :

So @ICEgov arrested a DV victim. At a courthouse. On a tip from her abuser. I’m stunned. So much for decency. https://t.co/XFdEf60nSF (http://twitter.com/pwolgin/status/832040596378353664?s=17)

BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AP/status/832608704855937024

snopes: http://www.snopes.com/2017/02/17/white-house-denies-rumors-national-guard/

i would hope so.. but just putting a number on it.. ie: 100 000 troops.. doesn’t make it the worst.. meaning.. worse is already happening.. we are so ridiculous

via Aaron on fb:

It’s a real memo, really written by the Secretary of DHS, that was really considered, and parts of which are still under consideration, while parts of which have been rejected. But the conversation is really real, and really scary, and really, really fascist.https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/…/Implementing_the_President_s…

I LOVE y’all not understanding what fake news is. As Kevin Aherne very articulately says in the above thread, the WH changing its mind is not the same as fake news.


Ben Goertzel (@bengoertzel) tweeted at 4:33 AM – 3 Apr 2017 :

The ridiculous nasty mess of the US “suspected illegal immigrant prison system”, https://t.co/PdBAS99SrU(http://twitter.com/bengoertzel/status/848845864713895937?s=17)



ICE picked up their parents, so now 19yo oldest son has to take care of his 3 younger siblings. Every $ helps: gofundme.com/duartechildren

more context: at least 5,000 US citizen children are in foster care b/c parents were deported: chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/left-…


Nikola Danaylov (@singularityblog) tweeted at 6:26 AM – 30 Sep 2017 :

#Americans are horrified by #DHS plan to track #immigrants on #socialmedia https://t.co/2hXmsW9Lo9 #BigBrother (http://twitter.com/singularityblog/status/914104151486947328?s=17)


cofounder of united we dream: Cris Alex Jimenez

Anna Galland (@annagalland) tweeted at 5:45 AM – 11 Oct 2017 :

So thrilled to see @CrisAlexJimenez named as #MacFellow: she’s brilliant, strategic, courageous. #CleanDreamAct https://t.co/XgcFRRJKxg (http://twitter.com/annagalland/status/918080166655643648?s=17)


Jeff Bezos.. giving 33 mn to dreamers scholarships



Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:41 AM – 17 Jan 2018 :

Montrevil’s former wife Jani Cauthen talks about immigration with their children. “I try to keep them positive, because they’re in school, they’re sad because they’re missing their dad, but I told them… You can’t allow a broken system to destroy you. One day, we’ll all be free.” https://t.co/rJQHbeB6Gf (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/953623257466523649?s=17)

Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:49 AM – 17 Jan 2018 :

Amy Gottlieb, Ravi Ragbir’s wife: “They have made a conscious decision at probably higher levels in ICE to target community activists, to target people who are really willing to come out and say that this system is tearing apart families and… needs to be fixed.” #DNlive https://t.co/gQsewybatM (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/953625268291362816?s=17)

Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:53 AM – 17 Jan 2018 :

“There’s also this piece of me that’s just devastated that this is how our government treats people… To see my husband snatched away from me and disappeared… to have ICE not communicating with the lawyer or me… I’m still sort of just barely walking through this” – Amy Gottlieb https://t.co/BOBpjDwKHr (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/953626343174033408?s=17)


Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 5:32 AM – 2 Feb 2018 :

Then—An interview with Sandra Lopez, an immigrant rights leader facing deportation to Mexico after living in Colorado for 17 years, from the church where she is taking sanctuary. Stream 8-9AM ET: https://t.co/Xup8cdtnFB https://t.co/iTi5G8OInY (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/959404120833748992?s=17)


(@umairh) tweeted at 5:54 AM – 25 May 2018 :

When thousands of people–especially kids–“disappear”, you should be very, very alarmed. And it should be the highest priority of all for a society, bar none. https://t.co/IVWTKhUdB8 (http://twitter.com/umairh/status/999982016581046273?s=17)

Barrett Brown (@BarrettBrown_) tweeted at 10:34 PM – 24 May 2018 :
As with so much else, the Democrats had a chance to fix ICE before the fascists got their hands on it. They failed to do so. Now ICE is shooting civilians, breaking into homes without warrants, detaining Spanish-speakers well within the borders, and has now lost 1,500 children. (http://twitter.com/BarrettBrown_/status/999871184438284289?s=17)


Petty Is Praxis (@rtyson82) tweeted at 1:01 PM on Fri, May 25, 2018:
“Some children accused officers of punching or kicking them and running them over with vehicles. Others described being tased and verbally abused by officers…being deprived of edible food and water, held in freezing cells…and being threatened with rape or death.” https://t.co/YWc8iaXZHZ

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:55 AM – 26 May 2018 :
This is vile and unforgivable. No matter one’s views on immigration policy, what kind of conscience allows a person to defend the separation of parents from their young children? Great @chrislhayes report: https://t.co/bZwUOKgogs (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1000344714254651392?s=17)

Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) tweeted at 7:01 PM – 25 May 2018 :
“They are sitting there screaming and crying, ‘Please don’t take me away’…There are 700 little kids sitting there by themselves without their parents. They are traumatized.”
Thread: https://t.co/7wNZzbfZI8 (http://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/1000180008382599168?s=17)

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Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1000189718758395907

11 min video – dang..

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feds lost 1500 children – may 2018


The federal government has placed thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the homes of sponsors, but last year it couldn’t account for nearly 1,500 of them.

Wagner said during the last three months of 2017, the ORR lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children it had placed in the homes of sponsors.



Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) tweeted at 9:02 PM – 26 May 2018 :
…families again. You do not have to a whole lot about slavery to know children were routinely sold off. Hell, Roots & Underground told us that…If you watched. Anyway, violently ripping children out of their mother’s hands IS America. It always has been. Ask yourself… (http://twitter.com/ReaganGomez/status/1000572895460900869?s=17)

Ladies Jacket Club (@subtlerbutler) tweeted at 4:42 PM – 26 May 2018 :
The point of reminding people that Obama deported a tremendous number of people and empowered ICE isn’t to play “gotcha.” It’s to promote the understanding that Trump is not unique and didn’t come from nowhere. The whole system must be dismantled (http://twitter.com/subtlerbutler/status/1000507410438639617?s=17)

De-ICE (@dweinberger) tweeted at 7:16 AM – 27 May 2018 :
Stomach-turning. The full institutionalization of a fascist policy. #AbolishICE https://t.co/PdYUQBOR6a (http://twitter.com/dweinberger/status/1000727531346112512?s=17)