The fair treatment of immigrant families, regardless of their immigration status is at the core of the efforts championed by the United We Dream (UWD). To achieve this critical goal, the group is fully committed to its mission of addressing inequalities and obstacles that constantly get in the way of immigrant youths by ensuring justice and equality. The two key issues faced by the undocumented community are family separation and deportation.
To this end, United We Dream regularly spearheads political campaigns designed to stop deportations and advocates for the right of immigrants to access higher education. The organization’s education program supports students interested in pursuing college through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
With over 10,000 immigrant youths and 55 affiliate organizations operating in over 20 states, the immigration rights group boasts being the largest immigrant youth led organization in the US.
Interested parties can visit the organization’s website to learn more about the deferred action, pursuing further education, stopping deportations and getting a work permit and driving license, among other critical issues of concern. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The affiliate groups working along United We Dream to assist immigrant communities include like-minded organizations, families, community and financial supporters. The leadership of UWD is broadly divided into two main sub-entities, the National Coordinating Committee and the Board of Directors. The daily operations of the organization are, however, undertaken by a select group of staff and consultants.
Whereas, the Board oversees the finance and governance aspects, the National Coordinating Committee is responsible for crafting campaign and setting organizational priorities across the organization’s vast network. UWD was established in 2008 by a small clique of 7 immigrant youth organizations.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is the brainchild of two Phoenix, Arizona based journalist, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The fund was established with the proceeds of a settlement awarded to Jim and Michael by the United States Courts of Appeals for the 9th circuit following improper arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the night of October 18, 2007.
The fund targets civil, human and immigrant rights groups in Arizona. In its multi-pronged strategy to sensitize the public about the fund’s activities, DACA and other aspects affecting the lives of immigrant communities, Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund regularly posts incisive articles about these issues on its widely read website. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/
In an article posted on 8 September 2017, Laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org reported that two civil rights organizations and one plaintiff have decided file a legal challenge stopping the much publicized DACA phase off plan announced by President Donald Trump.
Across the country, some 15 states, including the District of Columbia have also joined forces to file a lawsuit challenging Trump’s decision to end DACA. The University of California System has also joined the fray by filing a similar lawsuit in what it describes as a push to protect its staff and students.
Trump made the decision to end the program after threats by Texas Attorney, Ken Paxton to sue the federal government.
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