United We Dream

1,088 Supporters

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.

Started 2 petitions

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Petitioning John Morton

ICE: Grant Stay Of Removal For Lucio Martin Chavez (A# 088 770 989)

On May 15, 2013 Lucio was torn away from his children when ICE raided his home. There is nothing more traumatic for a child than to see their father taken away while having family dinner ---   For Francisco, his oldest son, it is difficult to be without his daddy because he suffers from a speech and language delay, now he has no one to take him to the doctor. Zanaida, second-oldest,  turned 5 on May 19 and her daddy was not home to celebrate. Erica, the youngest, constantly says “where is daddy” and is no longer a lively child. In 2008 Lucio Martin Chavez (A# 088 770 989) was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over; he was asked for his information, regardless of not being the driver. Consequently, he was arrested by local police for having past unpaid fines and turned over to ICE. During his 15 year residence in the U.S., Lucio has worked tirelessly to provide for his family. He is an active member of the church “Iglesia Impacto de la Fe” and the Maya Chapin network, a Guatemalan advocacy group. Lucio has been fighting to keep his family together for the last 4 years.Sign the petition to ask ICE Director John Morton, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Arizona ICE Field Director Katrina Kane to exercise prosecutorial discretion to stay the deportation of  Lucio Martinez Chavez (A# 088 770 989).

United We Dream
538 supporters
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Petitioning Brian Acuna

Victory: Nuno was released on June 11, 2013!

Nuno is a loving father of one U.S. born child who is only 11 months old. He immigrated from Cape Verde to Boston, Massachusetts in 2001with dreams of a better life.    In 2008, Nuno was placed in deportation proceedings because of a prior incident in which he was accused and arrested of domestic violence. Nuno was given a final order of removal after missing an immigration court date on September 30, 2010.  On September 2012, Mr. Barbosa was detained. To this day Mr. Barbosa has no criminal record but is being detained in Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama. Throughout his American journey, Nuno has worked hard to contribute to his community and to be a part of the American dream. More than anything, Nuno wishes to be reunited with his girlfriend and mother of his child, Maria who moved to California before giving birth to their son Andres. Maria has had difficulty in providing for her son without Nuno because she suffers from lymphoedema, which makes it physically difficult for her to work. Nuno has never been able to see or hold his child because he has been detained for more than seven months. Nuno hopes to be able to see his son by his first birthday on May 18. Nuno has no criminal history and represents absolutely no threat to his community or to this nation. He is merely a community member who fell victim to a broken immigration system. Nuno has been detained for over six months even though he is not a high priority case.  Please and ask that Nuno Barbosa (A#98238829) be released and granted prosecutorial discretion.  

United We Dream
550 supporters