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Economic Relief Legislation: Congress must put people’s wellbeing at the center of the debate

August 7, 2020 — All eyes are on the U.S. Congress. People residing in the United States anxiously await the outcome of the negotiations between political parties mediated by governmental officials from the Trump administration. The current legislative debate is not only a partisan dispute, but is also a reflection of opposing visions on the [...]

Use of heavily militarized federal police units represent an abuse of power by the Trump Administration and it should be ended now.

July 29, 2020 — To some, the idea of seeing government agents in camouflage uniform, without identification, holding firearms, and driving unmarked military vehicles down the streets of US cities sounds like something out of a war movie. But today, it is a reality that is terrorizing the lives of hundreds of peaceful civilians. The [...]

The power of the vote: the exercise of political rights is a citizen’s tool

This blog was written as a tribute to the Congressman John Lewis July 22 2020 — Consumed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis, it seems that we are postponing our political rights for the “return to normality”. This approach, however, is not going to allow us to resolve the situation in which we [...]

Let’s not be fooled: the xenophobic agenda continues

16 July,  2020 - Since the inception of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made his position against migrants very clear. Initially, his messages targeted Mexicans. Within days of his taking power, he issued the first travel ban on people from Muslim nations, which had a devastating impact. A campaign promise that was finally declared [...]

No justification for up-ending the lives of 300,000 individuals with TPS and their families

July 9, 2020 — In recent months, the checks and balances provided by the judicial system have provided a critical tool to uphold the rule of law, and derail some of the most damaging immigration measures implemented as part of the white supremacist agenda of the Trump administration. Going to the courts has allowed human [...]

Race, class, and immigration status: keys to understanding why workers remain unprotected

July 1, 2020 — Three months have passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. From that moment, life, as we knew it began to change: we have witnessed economic shutdowns, the closure of borders, and restrictions on our rights. Some people have the privilege of working from home. However, for others, self-isolation was never an [...]

Transparency and Accountability:key ingredients for a successful pandemic response

June 24, 2020 - “Our priority is to save people’s lives”, has been the official line of most Latin American governments inresponse to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most countries have taken a series of measures that prioritized the right to health over other considerations. But, in the midst of the overwhelming health crisis, countries are also [...]

Supreme Court DACA Decision Will Impact All of Us

June 18, 2020 - DACA’s 8th year anniversary is taking place at roughly the same time the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver the ruling determining its future. In 2017, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a temporary immigration relief for young people. About 650,000 “dreamers” [...]

Demands to dismantle institutional racism must also be heard in Latin America

June 11, 2020 - The most recent cases of police brutality against Black people in the United States have brought racial discrimination to the forefront of the public debate. Large demonstrations across all fifty states are a clear sign of a considerable shift in public opinion. Demands for racial justice go beyond reforming the police [...]

Circles of Support

Toolkit In times of crisis: Taking care of ourselves and creating resistant organizations The COVID crisis is affecting the emotional and physical health of our families. This is a challenging time, but also an opportunity to rebuild our society. For Alianza Americas, it is of paramount importance that we continue to support our members. When [...]

George Floyd, a case of racism and police violence that strikes a familiar chord in Latin America

June 3, 2020 — The last week of May was particularly difficult in the United States. A new episode of institutional violence and racism gave way to demonstrations across the country. Demands for accountability, justice against those responsible, and structural reforms to the criminal justice system and the police were heard in massive protests. This [...]

The United States puts migrants and asylum seekers at greater risk during the pandemic

May 28, 2020 – Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exodus of people in search of asylum was a result of multiple factors including violence, political instability, poverty, lack of decent jobs, environmental degradation as a consequence of climate change and more. These factors continue and are exacerbated by the economic crisis. Migration has not [...]

Now is the time to recognize and create paths to permanence for all those who live, work, and contribute to our communities

May 21, 2020 – Immigrants, particularly those with temporary status or lacking immigration authorization are enduring the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis with limited humanitarian aid and with ever-fewer opportunities to adjust their immigration status. At the same time, they are helping communities with essential tasks while putting themselves at risk of contagion,  [...]

Resilience: key to confronting economic and social uncertainty

May 13, 2020 – The world is dealing with both a public health emergency and an economic crisis. Social distancing measures and stay at home orders intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 have paralyzed economies, with potentially long-term repurcussions. Much of the recent political conversation has centered on establishing proper sanitary measures and protections [...]

Violence and repression on the streets and in the home continues amidst the pandemic

May 6, 2020 - After more than a month of nation-wide curfews and stay-at-home orders as a response to COVID-19, violence and repression both on the streets and in people’s homes have continued in Central America and Mexico, putting the entire population at risk.  Human rights violations are taking place through oppressive government practices as [...]

COVID-19 Human Rights Crisis on Top of Health and Economic impacts

April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 started as a public health emergency but has evolved into something much more complicated, raising serious concerns about human rights across the Americas. Measures to prevent the spread of the virus fall within states’ emergency powers, which are generally used for public disturbances and not for pandemics or economic crises. [...]

Climate Change and Food Insecurity in a time of Pandemic

April 21,  2020 —   In the weeks since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, various media outlets have highlighted positive environmental stories, noting that the closure of factories in China, diminished tourism in Europe, and the cancellation of international flights worldwide was lowering pollution levels, meanwhile stay-at-home orders seemed to be opening up urban [...]

Migrants and Asylum Seekers abandoned or trapped by Government Responses to Pandemic

April 16, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of governments to manage human mobility in times of crisis.  Sadly, the governments of the United States, Mexico and Central America have largely failed that test, betraying a shocking lack of humanity and willingness to ignore their own legal norms, as well as to [...]

Cracks in the system widening as COVID-19 response swings from chaos to crackdown.

March 24, 2020 —  The past week has revealed a range of responses in North and Central America to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has put governments and leaders to the test, along with all of society.  We are constantly reminded of our inter-dependence, and how each person’s individual behavior can affect the entire community.   The coming economic [...]

Pandemic crisis exposes failures in government response and underlying inequalities

March 18, 2020 — With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic declaration on March 11, countries around the world began implementing restrictions in hopes of containing the virus or at least slowing its spread.  Efforts in the Americas started with the closure of schools and universities, cancelation of events, closure of public and private spaces, and restrictions around foreigners entering the [...]

Setbacks in U.S. courts come on top of ongoing anti-immigrant policies and racist rhetoric.

March 17, 2020— As the Trump administration enters its fourth year, it is worth taking stock of the devastating impact it has had on immigrants and people seeking humanitarian protection.  The anti-immigrant drum-beat started early, followed quickly by policies designed to deter, detain, and deport people deemed undesirable by the administration. For a time, some of [...]

March 8: Massive marches protest femicide and “machista” violence

March 9, 2020 —  A massive march to protest femicide and other forms of violence against women, took to the streets of Mexico city on March 8, International Women’s Day. This march, which the media has characterized as “unprecedented” was the prelude to a national women’s walk-out on March 9. Each and every day, around ten women are [...]

Women confront an epidemic of gender-based violence in Mexico and Central America, while doors slam shut for protection in the US

Women in Mexico and Central America have many reasons to demand their rights as International Women’s Day is commemorated  this March 8. Thousands of women in the region seek the protection they are denied in their countries of origin in the United States, even as the US takes more steps to block the right to asylum. [...]

Heightened risk for people seeking refuge in the Americas

February 19, 2020 – New studies have shined a spotlight on the humanitarian crisis occurring at the United States-Mexico-Central America immigrant corridor. A recent report from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) highlights the dangers faced by asylum seekers who were returned to Mexico from the United States under the “Remain in Mexico” or Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy., Another report [...]

Institutional crisis in El Salvador could worsen forced migration

February 13, 2020 – On February 9, heavily armed military and police forces entered the Legislative Palace in San Salvador, something the country has not seen since the Peace Agreements were signed in 1992.  The display of military force was ordered by President Bukele after days of tension with the legislative body, and was aimed at forcing a vote on a [...]

First month of the new year marked by setbacks on migration and environmental policies

February 6, 2020 – Containment, detention and deportation have become the defining featuers of immigration policy under the López Obrador administration in Mexico. The numbers speak for themselves: More than 2,000 people were deported in January and more than 60,000 are trapped along the border as a result of the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP).   Civil society organizations are [...]

Mexico enforces Trump’s wall by blocking Central Americans

The national guard in southern Mexico enforces an operation to constrain the migrant caravan. Photo courtesy of Benjamín Alfaro. January 24, 2020 – Based on events from this past week, it is clear that the Mexican government is indeed putting in place the Trump Administration’s border wall– but doing so on Mexico’s southern border. The López [...]

U.S. and Mexico deported more than 200,000 people to Central America

More than 1 million people await a response to their request for asylum in the U.S. A historical figure as a result of the asylum blockade imposed by the Trump administration.   January 17, 2020 - During the year 2019, the humanitarian crisis in the migrant corridor of Central America – Mexico – U.S. left [...]

Leaders from Alianza Americas will advocate for migrant communities at the Global Forum on Migration and Development taking place in Quito, Ecuador

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amy Shannon: ashannon@alianzaamericas.org Yancy Nuñez: ynunez@alianzaamericas.org   CHICAGO, January 17, 2019 – From January 21 to 24, representatives from national and local governments, private sector, and civil society organizations from around the world will meet in Quito, Ecuador for the XII Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit (GFMD-2019). In a year defined [...]

2019: a year of humanitarian crisis driven by the US Asylum Blockade

A wrap of the most important events from 2019 in the US -Mexico- Central America migration corridor.  Migrant Protection Protocols or Remain in Mexico  On January 25, 2019, Mexico announced its decision to collaborate with the US policy known as  Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico.”  Although Mexico argued that the policy was [...]

2019 ending but asylum barriers, deportation and danger continue

December 10, 2019 — We are reaching the end of 2019 and many of the concerns flagged by human rights and migrants’ rights advocates throughout the year have indeed materialized into policies that will have implications into 2020 and beyond.    US Asylum Blockade: agreement with Guatemala moves forward This week, three individuals, (two from [...]

U.S. marks Thanksgiving week with discrimination, threats and deportation rather than gratitude for immigrant workers

December 3, 2019 – As families across the United States gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving last week, there was more bad news for immigrant families as reports circulated about the prosecution and deportation of workers speaking up about unsafe working conditions. News reports highlighted the negative effect of employers’ complicity with immigration authorities on workers’ safety [...]

Inhumane conditions in Tapachula worsen for migrants while Guatemala begins to receive asylum seekers exported by the United States

Asylum seekers gather outside the 21st Century Migratory Station in Tapachula - the largest immigration detention center in Mexico - receive food from civil society organizations. Photo from May 2019, courtesy of Father Heyman Vásquez, director of the hostel “Nadie es Extranjero”   Chicago, November 25, 2019 – The humanitarian tragedy brought about by the [...]

Alarming new data on gender-based violence and impunity in Central America- US continues to criminalize, detain and deport children and families.

Advocates for LGBTQI organizations have noted an alarming increase in hate crimes against the LGBTQ population in El Salvador. November 19, 2019 – Over the past few days, new events have shed light on an entrenched climate of impunity in cases of gender-based violence, a major factor in causing women, girls and their families to [...]

The Central American exodus continues despite US pressure to impose strict migration controls in the region

November 6, 2019 - Conditions in Central America continue to displace people from their homes, forcing them to search for safety elsewhere in their own country or seek asylum elsewhere.  In Guatemala, for example, complaints of extortion continue to rise even while the country’s homicide rate has slightly decreased.  The United Nations Office on Drugs [...]

The human cost of pushing migration enforcement southward

15 October, 2019  According to official sources, the number of people apprehended at the US southern border has dropped significantly to around 52,500 for the month of September.  This marks the fourth month in a row of declining border apprehension numbers.  The Trump Administration attributes the decline to its new, harsher policies, but other observers [...]

After one year of “caravans”, causes of forced migration remain unaddressed

Militarization and migration enforcement have become the new normal in the region after pressures from the United States.   October 23 - October 19 marked one year since the “caravan” of asylum seekers set off through Mexico.  Since then, the hope for safety has been undercut by detention, restriction of mobility, and deportation as a [...]

Children in Central America-Mexico-US corridor need protection, not detention and deportation

October 8, 2019 -  Urgent concerns around protections for migrant and refugee children and young people have surged into the public debate over the week.  As the world celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child this year, and countries in Central America celebrate the “Day of the Child”, it [...]

Honduran activist touring Minnesota to raise awareness on the environmental crisis and the Central American exodus

Wendy Cruz, an activist for the rights of peasant populations in Honduras, will be visiting six universities in Minnesota from October 7 to 13. This educational tour is organized by COPAL with support of Alianza Americas. Minneapolis-Chicago, September 7, 2019 – In Honduras, the environmental crisis caused by agribusiness, the extractive industry, and state repression against [...]

Outsourcing U.S. immigration policy to Mexico and Central America: Protection Failures and Backsliding

The Trump administration kept up its assault on people fleeing violence and seeking asylum this week, with renewed efforts to offload migration enforcement Central American countries.  Since Trump took office 32 months ago, the demonization of migrants and asylum-seekers has become a center-point of its policy agenda, driving an onslaught of measures to block people [...]

As Mexico and Central America cave to pressure from Trump, US courts slow detention of minors

Under pressure from the Trump administration, the governments of Guatemala and El Salvador agreed to asylum agreements with the United States in recent weeks.  On September 25, it was Honduras’ turn.  With this latest agreement, the Trump administration has fully realized its strategy to weaken asylum rights and force Mexico and Central America to contain the mass exodus of migrants from the [...]

Honduras is a country in crisis and cannot provide security to asylum seekers

  Chicago, September 26, 2019 —  Yesterday, the Trump administration and the government of Honduras reached an agreement at the United Nations General Assembly that would allow the United States to send asylum seekers to Honduras,. The agreement has been brought to light only days after the US and El Salvador signed a similar agreement. Óscar Chacón, executive [...]

Outsourcing U.S. immigration policy to Mexico and Central America: Protection Failures and Backsliding

Migrants in Mexico originally seeking asylum in the United States are being kidnapped and extorted in Tamaulipas. According to a report by BBC Mundo, the situation dates back to 2009-2011, when complaints of human rights violations against migrants began to dramatically increase in that state. September 24, 2019 - The Trump administration kept up its [...]

El Salvador lacks conditions to offer safety or humanitarian support to asylum-seekers

  San Salvador, September 20, 2019 — Today the government of El Salvador signed a “cooperation agreement on security and migration issues” with the United States after being pressured by the Trump administration to control the flow of people who are searching for protection in the US. Óscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, has issued the following [...]

The United States imposes additional barriers for asylum seekers while Mexico and Central America ramp up militarized borders.

The Bukele administration in El Salvador launched Border Patrol efforts soon after signing a “security agreement” with the US Secretary for Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan. Screenshot from @elsalvadorcom via Twitter. September 17, 2019 –A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for the Trump Administration to further restrict asylum by applying a [...]

No “agreement” can make Honduras a safe country

Members of Alianza Americas and its allies leading a series of legislative visits this week advocating for permanent solutions regarding TPS, DACA and DED holders. Photo: CARECEN SF   September 10, 2019 — Honduras has given in to pressure from the Trump administration to declare itself a “safe country” for asylum seekers from Cuba and [...]

Border patrols in Central America will not stop migration

September 4, 2019  — The Trump Administration is using Mexico and Central America as a border wall meant to block migrant flows. Last week, during his visit to El Salvador, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, signed an agreement with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukelele aimed at slowing migration. According to a statement by the [...]

Africans and Haitians under siege due to new restrictions on mobility in Mexico

Protests by African migrants continue on Monday, August 26 in Tapachula. Twitter report by photojournalist Víctor Peña, from El Faro newspaper.   August 28, 2019 - Over the past week, people of African and Haitian origin have staged protests in front of the Siglo XXI migratory station in Tapachula, Chiapas, located on the southern border [...]

Asylum-seekers continue to be turned away from US and sent to southern Mexico

August 20, 2019 - New reports have confirmed that Mexico is sending asylum seekers from the US/Mexico border to Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas under the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also referred to as “Remain in Mexico”.  Migrants with pending asylum applications in the United States now find themselves more than 1300 miles away from the US-Mexico [...]

“Public Charge” policy yet another Trump Administration attack on working families

Chicago, August 13, 2019 – Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced a final rule for plans originally announced in September 2018 to restrict visas for immigrants who receive food, health or housing benefits and are deemed to be a “Public Charge”.  According to a report from Migration Policy Institute, the rule could affect over half of the immigrant population in [...]

US organizations lead delegation with elected officials to document the causes of the Central American exodus

The delegation will use its findings to propose changes to US policy in order to counter the crisis that expels thousands of people in the region.   Chicago, 9 August, 2019 –  A delegation of US elected officials, immigrant rights advocates and legal experts will be traveling to Honduras and El Salvador from August 11 to [...]

Immigrants Deserve our Thanks, Not Attacks, and Raids

CHICAGO, August 8, 2019 – Yesterday, an operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led to the arrest of 680 workers in food-processing plants in Mississippi.  A few hours later, disturbing pictures of children in tears after being separated from their parents led to public outcry. According to reports, this is the largest immigrant raid [...]

U.S. (anti) asylum strategy: shift the burden to countries in Central America.

August 6, 2019 - Soon after the Jimmy Morales government in Guatemala signed an asylum agreement under threats from the Trump Administration, the United States is now pushing for more countries in the region to sign similar agreements.  El Salvador and Costa Rica have already begun exploring options for establishing these agreements, while ongoing debates [...]

Horrific violence fueled by racist rhetoric, irresponsible gun laws, and dehumanizing policies toward immigrants

Alianza Americas calls on policymakers to stand up and take action to roll back the tide of racist and hate-filled rhetoric and policies that are being used to justify acts of violence    Chicago, August 5, 2019 —  This past weekend, the country was shocked once again by two mass shootings, this time in El Paso, Texas, [...]

US extorts Guatemala into signing asylum agreement

  August 1, 2019 – A week ago, new threats from the Trump administration to set tariffs on remittances and ban Guatemalans from entering the United States generated turmoil in  Guatemala. Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, along with his private sector allies, blamed a recent ruling from Guatemala’s Constitutional Court for these threats. On July 26, […]

Asylum agreement between the United States and Guatemala erodes democracy and disregards causes of migration

Asylum agreement between the United States and Guatemala erodes democracy and disregards causes of migration CHICAGO, July 27, 2019 – Yesterday, the governments of the United States and Guatemala announced a new agreement that would cut off access to asylum in the U.S for the vast majority of people who travel through Guatemala.  Under the agreement, migrants who [...]

Mexico and Central America fall short on protection as the US slams the door on asylum-seekers

  July 23, 2019 – In the same week the United States announced a new rule effectively closing the door to asylum seekers at the southern border, the governments of Guatemala, Mexico, and El Salvador hosted officials from the Trump administration to discuss regional agreements that would outsource migration control in exchange for various financial […]

The situation worsens for asylum-seekers

  July 17, 2019 – The United States has ramped up attacks on the right to seek asylum.  On Monday, July 15, the Trump administration announced a new rule to almost completely eliminate the possibility of applying for asylum at the southern border. This new rule, which goes into effect today, would deny asylum to […]

White Supremacy, not Rule of Law, Primary Driver of Threatened Raids

White Supremacy, not Rule of Law, Primary Driver of Threatened Raids Children and families already suffering irrevocable harm Alianza Americas calls on people of conscience to stand together against hate-driven policies, and create circles of protection in our communities. Chicago, July 12, 2019 — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced massive migration raids starting this [...]

Central American and Mexican Governments Seek to Appease the US as they negotiate their own responsibilities for the Central American exodus.

June 10, 2019 — In recent days, the government of El Salvador has acknowledged its responsibility in creating the conditions for the exodus of Salvadoran families seeking protection in the United States. President Nayib Bukele – who took office a month ago – took the blame for the role his country played in the tragic […]

Deaths, Detention, and Suffering: The results of immigration policies that deny migrants the right to seek asylum

July 2, 2019 – Last week Oscar Martinez and his young daughter Valeria died while trying to enter the United States to seek asylum and became a global symbol of the Trump administration’s inhumane border policies.  Sadly, this tragedy also reveals profound systemic policy failures across the region.  The government of El Salvador failed Oscar […]

Shameful Vote on Budget Supplemental Will Hurt Children, Separate Families, and Squander Public Resources

Shameful Vote on Budget Supplemental Will Hurt Children, Separate Families, and Squander Public Resources How many children have to die before we realize that billions for detention is not the answer?  CHICAGO, June 28, 2019 — Yesterday, Congress passed a more than $4.5 billion spending supplemental to increase border security funding. Alianza Americas Executive Director, Oscar Chacón and Matt Nelson, [...]

Mexico turns to investments in Central America and militarized borders to avoid threats from Trump

  June 25, 2019 – Mexico has taken new steps to curb migration and comply with agreements made with the United States. Last week, the Mexican government announced a new reforestation and employment initiative in Central America called “Planting Life”.  The Mexican plan calls for a total $100 million investment in Central America, with $30 […]

Mexico speeds up implementation of security measures that threaten the lives and dignity of migrants and refugees

  June 18, 2019 — The Mexican government announced the details of security actions along the Mexico-Guatemala border that demonstrate its compliance with commitments under a new bilateral agreement with the United States. Mexico will deploy its National Guard in the South and formalize its role in the “Remain in Mexico” program, which will allow […]

“We have to break down the walls so we can understand and take action on the Central American Exodus”

The vulnerabilities experienced by the people in “exodus” from Central America get worse by the day. ¿What can we do about it? Here are a few reflections from noted Mexican human rights defender, María Magdalena Silva Rentería.   16 de abril de 2019 — Just a few days ago, a large group of people left [...]

Mexico avoids tariffs in exchange for increasing migration control and accepting the USA to continue returning asylum seekers

  June 11, 2019 — On Friday, June 7, Mexico was in constant tension between maintaining the commitments acquired with the United States onmigration matters and the internal pressure to implement them. In México, migration policy will continue to be strongly influenced by militarization, detention, deportation of migrant people and asylum seekers, in a context […]

The United States increases the pressure and demands Mexico to stop migration

  June 3,  2019 — After months of increasingly draconian measures to limit access to asylum at the US southern border, this week the Trump Administration turned to threats against Mexico.  The administration announced escalating tariffs on all Mexican imports, if that country did not halt the flow of Central American asylum seekers. The US […]

Human rights groups denounce horrific conditions, long detention of migrants in Mexico.

  May 28, 2019 —  A broad coalition of civil society organizations working together in a Human Rights Observation Mission (MODH) of the Humanitarian Crisis of Refugees and Migrants in Southeast Mexico, has alerted the public to serious rights violations in the Huehetan Provisional Migration Station.  This past May 25, twenty nine people were finally […]

Children Die in Custody- victims of detention policies on both sides of the border

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] May 21, 2019 – The tragic deaths of two Guatemalan children in government custody by the United States and Mexico have reignited the debate surrounding the detention of migrants and asylum-seekers.  These deaths underscore the risk of treating asylum seekers […]

“Central American Exodus” will continue as long as underlying causes remain unaddressed

  May 13, 2019 – The United States government continues to restrict and erode our asylum system, while ignoring the underlying causes of the Central American exodus.  Independent researchers and journalists continue to document human rights violations and other factors driving forced migration in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Until these causes are addressed with […]

Immigrant Detentions and Asylum Blockades: Urgent Challenges in the Region

  May 7, 2019  — Increased apprehensions and immigration detention in southern Mexico are creating a climate of fear among migrants. Civil society leaders worry that these measures signal a further weakening of the Mexican administration’s commitment to protect migrants.  On May 1st, a group of migrants travelling by train in the state of Oaxaca clashed […]

Mexican government continues rhetoric on “humanitarian policies” but actions favor detention and containment

  April 29, 2019 – The López Obrador administration in Mexico insists that its migration policies are based on human rights, and that Mexico desires to be a nation that is “receptive” to immigrants who are looking for opportunities. However, recently released data on apprehensions, detentions and deportations tells another story.   The number of […]

Mexican organizations denounce efforts to criminalize migrants and those who assist them

  April 22, 2019 – A growing backlash in Chiapas awaits the arrival of thousands of migrants at Mexico’s southern border.  Rising xenophobia – particularly against Central Americans – has been driven by news reports, communications, and advisories distributed by local media, private businesses, and municipal governments.  These stories have perpetuated the myth that the arrival […]

¿Cuáles son los cambios tras la decisión fiscal Barr sobre la detención de solicitantes de asilo?

Información para organizaciones que prestan asistencia y orientación jurídica a las personas que se dirigen a Estados Unidos para solicitar asilo. 18 de abril de 2019 — Las personas que ingresen a Estados Unidos por puntos de ingreso no autorizado y sean aprehendidas en las 100 millas contiguas a la frontera quedan sujetas a procedimientos […]

“We have to break down the walls so we can understand and take action on the Central American Exodus”

The vulnerabilities experienced by the people in “exodus” from Central America get worse by the day.  ¿What can we do about it? Here are a few reflections from noted Mexican human rights defender, María Magdalena Silva Rentería. 16 de abril de 2019 — Just a few days ago, a large group of people left Honduras [...]

"In Honduras, young people are surviving day to day"

Alianza Americas organized the webinar: Why are young people from Honduras leaving the country? To answer this question we invited Karen Valladares, Executive Secretary of the National Forum for Migrations in Honduras (Foro Nacional para las Migraciones en Honduras) and José Guadalupe Ruelas, Director of Casa Alianza Honduras. This is a summary:   What is […]

Garifuna Youth Call on Legislators to Change in US Foreign Policy to Central America

  Youth member delegation of ONECA and Casa Yurumein will also advocate for permanent solutions for TPS/DACA/DED beneficiaries and in support of common sense policies for asylum seekers. Chicago, April 10, 2019 — A delegation of Garifuna (Afro-Central American) youth leaders from New York City, will visit members of Congress on April 12, in Washington, […]

The exodus continues and humanitarian response fades: a recipe for humanitarian crisis in Mexico

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Alianza Americas rejects the Memorandum of Cooperation that aims at criminalizing mixed flows undermining their humanitarian protection needs

Alianza Americas rejects the Memorandum of Cooperation that aims at criminalizing mixed flows undermining their humanitarian protection needs CHICAGO, March 29, 2019 — The signature of a Memorandum of Cooperation on border security cooperation in Central American between the Guatemalan Minister of Government, Honduran Minister of Security, Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Public Security and the US [...]

Alianza Americas calls on the Trump Administration to grant TPS Status to Venezuelan and Nicaraguan nationals.

Alianza Americas calls on the Trump Administration to grant TPS Status to Venezuelan and Nicaraguan nationals. CHICAGO, March 28, 2019 —Venezuela and Nicaragua have been engulfed in prolonged conditions of political instability, forcing many nationals and foreigners residing in  these two countries to seek safety abroad, particularly in neighboring countries. Alianza Americas endorses the expression of [...]

After five months of Central American “exodus,” migrants remain in precarious conditions.

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] CHICAGO,  March 15, 2019-  This update is based on a series of visits carried out by Alianza Americas staff with organizations in Mexico who are on the front lines of response to the mass exodus of people from Honduras, El […]

The newly introduced “Dream and Promise Act” marks a step forward: Congress needs to take immediate action to avoid deportations of TPS, DED, and DACA holders.

The newly introduced “Dream and Promise Act” marks a step forward: Congress needs to take immediate action to avoid deportations of TPS, DED, and DACA holders. CHICAGO, March 12 2019 — Today, House leaders in the Democratic Party, Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09), presented the HR6, the “Dream and Promise Act”, which [...]

Build a migrant women’s human rights agenda for the Americas

March 2019 – Across the globe, one person is forced from his or her home every two seconds, a grim trend that has culminated in an estimated 68.5 million people displaced across the globe, the largest levels of human displacement on record. Statistics indicate that women and girls migrate as much as men and boys, […]

International Women’s Day 2019: Alianza Americas Features the Voices of Women TPS, DED, DACA, and Asylum Seekers

International Women’s Day 2019: Alianza Americas Features the Voices of Women TPS, DED, DACA, and Asylum Seekers On March 6-7, Alianza Americas, along with member organizations Centro Presente and ONECA, will take part in a series of activities in Washington D.C. to mark International Women’s Day. CHICAGO, March 5, 2019 –  Women leaders in Alianza [...]

DHS announcement that it will respect the court ruling on TPS, spurs renewed efforts to find permanent solutions

DHS announcement that it will respect the court ruling on TPS, spurs renewed efforts to find permanent solutions CHICAGO, March 1, 2019 – Today, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will respect the federal court ruling in California from last October, and postpone the cancellation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of El Salvador, [...]

Alianza Americas Members Advocate in DC for Protections for TPS, DED, and DACA Holders

Chicago, February 20, 2019 –  Alianza Americas member organizations took part in a coordinated advocacy delegation urging Members of Congress to protect people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The educational visits with legislators took place between the 12th and 14th of February in Washington, […]

New Spending Bill and Emergency Declaration Add Insult to Injury for Immigrant Communities and Asylum Seekers

New Spending Bill and Emergency Declaration Add Insult to Injury for Immigrant Communities and Asylum Seekers CHICAGO, February 14, 2019 – Today, the President signed an appropriations bill that looked very similar to the one designed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate in the 115th Congress, prior to the government shutdown. It ratifies the militarization of [...]

Alianza Americas Members and Leaders Unite Washington DC to Urge Solutions for TPS, DACA and DED Beneficiaries

Alianza Americas Members and Leaders Unite Washington DC to Urge Solutions for TPS, DACA and DED Beneficiaries From the 12th to the 14th of February, members of Alianza Americas will participate in political advocacy in support of TPS, DACA and DED in nation’s capital. Chicago, Feb 11, 2019 – Members of the Alianza Americas network and [...]

The Challenges for Nayib Bukele, President-elect of El Salvador: two Alianza Americas leaders provide analysis:

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_heading type=”h1″ font_weight=”normal” font_style=”normal” text_align=”left” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″ animation_delay=”0″]The Challenges for Nayib Bukele, President-elect of El Salvador: two Alianza Americas leaders provide analysis[/cmsms_heading][/cmsms_column][/cmsms_row][cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] San Salvador, February 6, 2019 – […]

Los desafíos de Nayib Bukele, presidente electo de El Salvador: análisis de dos líderes de Alianza Americas

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] San Salvador, 6 de febrero de 2019 – El 3 de febrero El Salvador vivió uno de los episodios más importantes en su historia reciente. El candidato “outsider” Nayib Bukele, de 37 años, rompió con 30 años de dominio del […]

State of the Union Fails to Address Real National Concerns- Returns to His Favorite Topic– Scapegoating Immigrants

State of the Union Fails to Address Real National Concerns- Returns to His Favorite Topic– Scapegoating Immigrants CHICAGO – February 5, 2019 – Tonight, President Trump’s State of the Union address started out with a call for unity, but quickly pivoted into fear-mongering targeting immigrant families and those seeking refuge.  Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza [...]

Rejection of US lawyers and journalists attempting to enter Mexico limits access to information, legal representation, and freedom of expression

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amy Shannon: ashannon@alianzaamericas.org Susana Flores susana@communicationsshop.us 915-525-2434 Yancy Nuñez: ynunez@alianzaamericas.org   The organizations collaborating on the Refuge for Families Campaign: Alianza Americas, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, National Partnership for New Americans, and We Are All America issued the following joint statement: Asylum seekers and migrants need and have the right to […]

Government Shutdown Ends, Work to Build Real Solutions Continues

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amy Shannon: ashannon@alianzaamericas.org Yancy Nuñez: ynunez@alianzaamericas.org   CHICAGO – January 29, 2019 – As of Friday, the federal government is back up and running, ending a five-week impasse over the budget and a $5.7 billion border wall. Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, offered the following statement: “We celebrate that […]

CARECEN DC and Alianza Americas Coordinate International Delegation to Observe the Salvadoran Elections

San Salvador, January 28, 2018 – From January 30 through February 5,  the Central American Resources Center (CARECEN DC) and Alianza Americas will lead a learning and monitoring delegation in the context of the presidential elections in El Salvador taking place on February 3.  The delegation will also include participants from Georgetown University, Meyer Foundation, […]

Blocking Asylum-seekers violates human rights and international asylum law

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amy Shannon: ashannon@alianzaamericas.org Yancy Nuñez: ynunez@alianzaamericas.org   CHICAGO – January 25, 2019 – Beginning today, the United States will turn away asylum-seekers from U.S. ports of entry and require that they await their court dates in Mexico. The policy is a sharp break from internationally-recognized asylum law, which establishes the principle […]

Protecting Civil and Human Rights Across Borders

Protecting Civil and Human Rights Across Borders CHICAGO – January 19, 2019 – Alianza Americas joins immigrant and human rights organizations across the country in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 90th anniversary of his birth. Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, offers a reflection on today’s significance: “The [...]

TPS and DACA Holders Deserve Real Solutions, Not Cynical Political Games

TPS and DACA Holders Deserve Real Solutions, Not Cynical Political Games CHICAGO – January 19, 2019 – In an address from the White House this afternoon, President Trump proposed temporary protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for $5.7 billion to fund a border wall, an attempt [...]

As Nicaraguans cling to TPS reprieve, Alianza Americas seeks refuge for all vulnerable Central Americans

Today, January 5, marks the day that the Trump Administration was supposed to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 2,500  Nicaraguans who have legally lived in the US for decades, the start of a domino of cancellations that would topple decades of hard work and stability—building careers, buying houses, raising families—for 350,000 TPS holders throughout [...]

Alianza Americas engages and supports partners in Mexico as they respond to the Central American exodus

[cmsms_row data_width=”boxed” data_padding_left=”3″ data_padding_right=”3″ data_color=”default” data_bg_position=”top center” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_padding_bottom=”50″][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] Very quickly after the exodus of Central Americans began moving through Mexico in caravans, Alianza Americas realized that this new migration pattern required a careful, coordinated response.  Starting in November, our team launched a series of working exchanges with organizations […]

Alianza Americas’ US Network Mobilizes to Support Central American Families

Alianza Americas, a network of more than 50 migrant-led, migrant-serving organizations across the United States, knows first-hand the struggles and realities confronting the thousands of Central American migrants currently in “exodus” from their countries. Many of our network leaders are also migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. We also fled the violence and poverty of our […]

Building Support Across Borders for Central American Families in “Exodus”

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] In recent months, thousands of Central Americans—Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans—have left their homes in a “caravan” to seek refuge, fleeing countries that have some of the highest rates of violence, inequality, and poverty in the Americas. Families in “exodus” are […]

Forcing Asylum Seekers to “Remain in Mexico” Subjects Them to “Web of Endless Violence”

Forcing Asylum Seekers to “Remain in Mexico” Subjects Them to “Web of Endless Violence” CHICAGO – November 26, 2018 – Central American asylum seekers attempting to cross the heavily militarized US-Mexico border crossing were met with tear gas on Sunday. The violent incident played out less than a day after the Trump Administration announced it had [...]

New & Veteran Members of Congress Pledge to Protect Migrant Families at Asamblea 2018

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] At Alianza Americas’ 2018 National Leadership Assembly, U.S. Representative-elect Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-4) and U.S. Representative James McGovern (MA-2) promised to work to protect U.S. immigrant communities—including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries—along with […]

On Heels of Midterms & Central American Caravan, Hundreds of Migrant Leaders Meet to Build Transnational Human Rights Agenda

On Heels of Midterms & Central American Caravan, Hundreds of Migrant Leaders Meet to Build Transnational Human Rights Agenda Chicago, IL – November 5, 2018 – On the heels of U.S. Midterm elections and the exodus of thousands of families from Central America, hundreds of migrant leaders from U.S. and Latin America will gather in Washington [...]

U.S. Constitution, Human Rights Collateral Damage in Trump’s Pre-Midterm Attacks on Migrant Families

U.S. Constitution, Human Rights Collateral Damage in Trump’s Pre-Midterm Attacks on Migrant Families CHICAGO—October 31, 2018—On Monday, the Trump administration finalized plans to deploy 5,200 troops to the US/Mexico border, ahead the arrival of a caravan of migrant families fleeing violence from their home countries in Central America. Further escalating the national debate on immigration, [...]

Take Action Against “Public Charge” Policy Changes

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] The Trump Administration has proposed changes to a “public charge” policy which could penalize some immigrant families for accessing government food, health, and housing supports. Proposed changes are part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to pit working families against each […]

Protections, Pathways for Central American Migrants

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] October 27,2018 A caravan of asylum seekers, originally composed of a few hundred Hondurans, has now swelled to include 7,000 people—at least half of them children—as it advances through Mexico towards the United States. Their plight of heartbreak, exhaustion, and […]

Caravan Highlights Urgent Need for Protections, Pathways for Central Americans Seeking Safety

Caravan Highlights Urgent Need for Protections, Pathways for Central Americans Seeking Safety CHICAGO—October 18, 2018—A caravan of Honduran asylum seekers is making its way north, seeking refuge from crushing poverty and violence escalating throughout Central America. The caravan, which has yet to reach the United States, has prompted alarmist tweets from President Trump, who has [...]

Chicago Stands Up for Immigrant Family Unity

Chicago Stands Up for Immigrant Family Unity Chicago – October 16, 2018 – Chicago will host an “Immigrant Family Unity” forum on October 18, part of a five-city effort to build community-led strategies to stop the horrific practices of family separation and attacks on low-income families. Following the separation of thousands of migrant families under a [...]

Monseñor Romero, “la voz de los sin voz” para luchar contra las injusticias

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] Mensaje de Alianza Américas ante la canonización de Óscar Arnulfo Romero, este 14 de octubre en Roma. El arzobispo de San Salvador fue asesinado en 1980 debido a su permanente denuncia de violaciones sistemáticas a los derechos humanos en El […]

Take Action Against “Public Charge” Policy Changes

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] October 5, 2018 The Trump Administration has proposed changes to a “public charge” policy which could penalize some immigrant families for accessing government food, health, and housing supports. Proposed changes are part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to pit working […]

Federal Court Decision on TPS Provides a Glimmer of Hope, Push for Congressional Action

Federal Court Decision on TPS Provides a Glimmer of Hope, Push for Congressional Action CHICAGO—October 4, 2018 –A preliminary injunction announced yesterday by a federal judge in California places a temporary hold on the Trump Administration’s plans to cancel Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of long-term residents from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and [...]

“La crisis ha abierto la puerta a la posibilidad de un cambio importante en la historia de Nicaragua”

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] Mediante un seminario virtual, realizado este 27 de septiembre, Alianza Américas impulsó una discusión que exploró los antecedentes históricos he hizo un análisis enfocado en el futuro de la crisis política y social que vive Nicaragua, que si bien se […]

Alianza Americas Organizes Supports for 16,500 TPS Holders in Tennessee and North Carolina

Alianza Americas Organizes Supports for 16,500 TPS Holders in Tennessee and North Carolina Alianza Americas, in collaboration with Latinx community organizations in Tennessee and North Carolina, will tour four key cities in Tennessee and North Carolina as part of its nationwide  “Casa por Casa for Permanent Residency” tour. The effort builds local and legislative supports [...]

Alianza Americas on Trump’s “Public Charge” Policy: Tackle Income Inequality, Don’t Attack Families.

Alianza Americas on Trump’s “Public Charge” Policy: Tackle Income Inequality, Don’t Attack Families. Chicago, IL – September 24, 2018—The Trump Administration recently announced its plans to deny legal permanent residence visas (popularly known as Green Cards) to immigrants who legally access public food, health, or housing benefits.  Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, issued [...]

Tell Congress: Spend my tax dollars helping people displaced by hurricanes, not caging displaced children on the border

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] Florence has devastated the Carolinas, leaving at least 18 dead and thousands without power. Authorities say the “worst is yet to come” as up to 1 million people brace for flooding. The situation is eerily like the disasters that decimated Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico last year – with a botched response in […]

Alianza Americas Statement on Cuts to Refugee Resettlement Cap: “Trump’s decision does not represent the generous spirit of the American people”

Alianza Americas Statement on Cuts to Refugee Resettlement Cap: “Trump’s decision does not represent the generous spirit of the American people” Chicago—September 17, 2018—The Trump Administration has announced that the United States will accept only 30,000 refugees for resettlement in 2019, a record-low number that represents a 33 percent reduction from the current resettlement cap. [...]

People-to-People Connections Will Power Policy Change

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] Participants in a recent fact-finding mission to Central America—coordinated by Alianza Americas, Centro Presente, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice—have returned from an intense week of travel, dialogue, and meetings with stakeholders throughout Honduras and El […]

Get Informed and Take Action: Protect Central American Democracy

Democratic institutions are under attack in Central America. Over the last week, the governments in Guatemala and Nicaragua have rejected United Nations efforts to advance justice and human rights in both countries, while in Honduras, increasingly violent attacks against human rights leaders combine with escalating restrictions on freedom of expression. For 15 years, Alianza Americas […]

Termination of Flores Settlement “Morally wrong and legally indefensible”

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OACNUDH DEBE SEGUIR PRESENTE EN NICARAGUA

La Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos (OACNUDH) DEBE SEGUIR PRESENTE EN NICARAGUA Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR) Must Maintain its Presence in Nicaragua 6 September 2018 For media inquiries, please contact Amy Shannon, ashannon@alianzaamericas.org Declaración firmada por más de 50 organizaciones a lo largo de las Américas. Signed […]

Why “Abolish ICE” Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Migrant Families

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] “Abolish ICE” has become a rallying cry for people who have watched in horror as thousands of migrant families have been separated and detained at our southern border in recent weeks. It has been characterized as “bold” and “radical” by some, but I argue that it doesn’t go far enough. Indeed, the US […]

Immigrants are Partners in National Security — Reforms Should Reflect That

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] NOTE: This commentary was originally published on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Insights blog. During last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump painted a picture of every parent’s worst nightmare: The murder of two Long Island teens, Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, at the hands of international gang members. […]

Chicago, already a leader on climate change and immigrant integration, can champion solutions for climate migrants

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] Chicago has set the bar for city-led resilience on to two pressing issues of the day: climate change and immigration. Now, as it gears up to host 50 global mayors at the inaugural North American Climate Change Summit next week, Chicago should champion urgently-needed action at the intersection of these two issues: Supporting […]

How Trump’s 70-Point Plan to Crack Down on Unauthorized Immigration Actually Promotes Unauthorized Immigration

President Trump has submitted a 70-point immigration enforcement and security plan to Congress, a proposal that includes the construction of a full border wall, the detention of asylum seekers, and the deployment of thousands of new border agents. Analysts say the package is toughest set of immigration recommendations ever offered by an administration. But there […]