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What We Do

Alianza Americas is the only transnational organization rooted in Latino immigrant communities in the U.S. and focused on improving the quality of life for all people in the US-Mexico-Central America migration corridor. Its work brings an important perspective to all areas related to quality of life—economic, racial, and social justice, humane migration policies, and protection for children and families seeking refuge.

As a network of Latino and Caribbean immigrants, Alianza Americas clearly recognizes the transnational nature of its challenge: while working for change in the US, it is no less important to promote more stable, healthier, more democratic, and safer conditions in its constituent’s countries of origin.

The Alianza partners with government agencies, government, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, organized labor and representatives from across Latin America to shape and influence social, political, and economic policies that are fair and achievable. The Alianza creates, implements, and supports comprehensive solutions that that take great caution to protect the well-being and dignity of all people across the Americas. These solutions find their genesis in the wisdom and transnational experiences of migrant communities. The Alianza recognizes this is a critical and core component of its work.

The organization considers racial healing and ending racism as paramount to its collective march toward justice and equality. The end goal is to create social and political conditions that result in humane treatment for everyone—regardless of who or where they are.

The Alianza engages organized Latino immigrants to take ownership of their own destiny. This is manifested in four primary areas: educational delegations, leadership training, network advocacy, and action-driven diplomacy—and they are mutually- reinforcing. For example, lessons learned from educational delegations are fed into the action-driven diplomacy via briefings, reports, meetings with officials, and strategic use of traditional and social media outlets.