The group which developed the app, United We Dream, describes itself as the country's largest immigrant youth-led community – boasting over 400,000 members nationwide.
They claim to “embrace the common struggle of all people of color and stand up against racism, colonialism, colorism, and xenophobia.” The group advocates for protections and rights for illegal immigrants – including defending against deportation, obtaining education and acquiring “justice and liberation” for undocumented LGBT “immigrants and allies,” according to Judicial Watch. United We Dream started as a project of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), according to records obtained by Judicial Watch.
“My mom doesn't have documents, so I want to make sure that we are prepared and know what to do if something happens,” said Damaris González, an organizer with United We Dream who was brought to the US illegally in 1985 when she was nine-years-old.
Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division has arrested 42% more illegal immigrants from President Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017 to the end of Sept.
20 inauguration to the end of the fiscal year on Sept.