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Op-ed: “Migration has brought hugely positive economic, social, and cultural benefits to the U.S.”

January 11, 2023 —  In an op-ed published in La Opinión, Nancy Treviño, associate director for network power at Alianza Americas, challenges measures recently announced by President Joe Biden's administration [...]

Collective Motherhood

VIRTUAL EVENT Details A conversation meant to confront myths around motherhood and encourage a culture of care.   When becoming a mother, women often face dangerous health systems, laws that [...]

100 days later: Is Honduras moving forward?

WEBINAR Details Honduras' first female president, Xiomara Castro, came to power after two turbulent presidential administrations. Castro's government, which has been in power for 100 days, inherited a fragmented country [...]

Arms trafficking and gender violence in Mexico

WEBINAR Details The leading cause of death in Mexico is firearms. The flow of guns from the U.S. to Mexico has led to an increase in violence against women, both [...]

Delegation of U.S. Migrant Leaders Push for a Human Rights Agenda in Mexico and the United States

Alianza Americas membership participants In-person Claudia Lucero (CRLN and Durango Unido)   Zory Avila (Colectivo Mujeres Trasnacionales and Alianza Americas)  Cindy García (ACIJ, AIDS)  Lupita de la Cruz (Seeds of Resistance)  [...]

April in Nicaragua: Voices from the Resistance

WEBINAR Details Alianza Americas and the  Heinrich Böll Foundation Central America Office will host this online panel about democratic resistance in Nicaragua. Since April 2018, the Central American country has [...]

Tax Day 2022

Tookit For years April 15th has been Tax Day in the U.S. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has decided to give taxpayers extra time to file their 2021 tax returns [...]

On #DayWithoutImmigrants, Biden Administration Must Keep its Promises on Immigration

February 14, 2022 — Today, we join activists and allies across the U.S. in standing in solidarity with the  #DayWithoutImmigrants campaign, in order to call attention to how immigrants make [...]

Honduras: Migrant Leaders see Xiomara Castro Administration as an Opportunity for a Reset

February 2022 — Xiomara Castro (Partido Libre) assumed the presidency of Honduras on January 27. Castro, the first woman to assume this role in Honduras, is taking power in a [...]

A Year After January 6 Congress Attack, Bring Those Responsible to Justice

A year after President Trump incited a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol, severely damaging democratic norms and institutions, there remains a strong need to bring those responsible for [...]

Seeds of leadership: strengthening youth leadership with a transnational perspective

Alianza Americas’ membership in Illinois participated in virtual delegations to El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico   November, 2021 — In the last few weeks, Alianza Americas hosted a virtual delegation [...]

Immigrant Communities Are One Step Closer to Achieving Permanent Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 19, 2021 CONTACT: Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186  | fernanda@communicationsshop.us Nancy Treviño | (786) 201-8958 |  media@presente.org        National coalition of Latin American immigrant-led [...]

Economic, social and environmental deterioration: urgent challenges in El Salvador

January 31, 2021 - In light of commemorating 29 years since the signing of the Peace Accords, which gave way to democracy in El Salvador, Alianza Americas organized its first [...]

Preliminary Advocacy Agenda: what Latin American Immigrant Communities Ask the Biden-Harris Administration

January 22, 2021 — The beginning of a new administration entails new relationships between the branches of government and includes setting priorities and a leadership style. The U.S. electorate favored [...]

The white supremacist attack on the Capitol is part of what we should eradicate in the United States

January 14, 2020 — Interfering with American democracy, a violent mob of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol last week with the purpose of interrupting the confirmation of the certified [...]

Back to work! Our goals for 2021

January 5, 2021 - Without a doubt, the last 10 months have significantly changed how we live. Our daily activities became subject to important modifications, forcing us to adapt to [...]

Ending 2020 with good news for DACA and TPS

December 14, 2020 - The Trump administration’s efforts to end programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) face litigation and find support in [...]

The Urgent Need for a New Designation of Temporary Protected Status for Countries Devastated by Hurricanes Iota and Eta

December 1, 2020 — The President must immediately grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to persons from countries devastated by Hurricanes Iota and Eta. These hurricanes hit Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and [...]

Central America needs urgent help

November 25, 2020 - Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala are trying to stay afloat in the aftermath of hurricane Eta, which hit during the first week of November, and Iota, which [...]

The pandemic, corruption and hurricanes: Central America confronts a humanitarian crisis

November 18, 2020 - Central America is facing a profound humanitarian crisis due to the socioeconomic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and a devastating hurricane season. Environmental degradation, constant attacks [...]

United States 2020 Elections: Preliminary Readings

November 12, 2020  -  The 2020 U.S. elections were an exceptional electoral process marked by the pandemic and economic crisis, modifying on the ground conditions for voting. Many states offered [...]

Latino voters and the 2020 U.S. Elections

November 5, 2020 - For the first time in the U.S., Latin American and Caribbean voters are the largest minority. This is the first time that the number of Latinx [...]

What must we do to leverage protest and mass mobilization toward tangible changes and more equitable societies?

October 29, 2020 -- Throughout history, people around the world have turned to protest, and particularly mass mobilizations, as a tool of struggle against different forms of oppression. There is [...]

Defeating white supremacy and overcoming colonialism: a challenge for Latin American communities

October 20, 2020 - The legacy of colonialism remains present in the Americas despite the struggles and efforts to hide a system of stratification with profound social, economic, and political [...]

We don’t need a miracle, we need an an economic reactivation that reduces poverty and inequity, and includes an environmental perspective

October 12, 2020 -- Milena Mayorga, the newly appointed ambassador of El Salvador in the United States revealed what appears to be the government’s strategy: the return of “compatriots” recipients [...]

Alianza Americas and its Members Launch National Day of Action to Tell Congress: Time’s Up – Save TPS & DACA!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2020 PRESS CONTACT:  Fernanda Durand | (443) 396 3317 | fernanda@communicationsshop.us   WHAT: Alianza Americas joined by member organizations Casa Yurumein, Casa Michoacán, Center for [...]

The Rule of Law is at Risk

October 1, 2020 - When we talk about rule of law, few people know its importance in everyday life. Rule of law means internal coherence in a country’s justice system, in [...]

Time’s Up Congress: Save TPS

September 22, 2020 — Congress failed and as a result nearly 400,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and their families are vulnerable and uncertain about their future. In January 2018, [...]

Climate change and forced migration: a reality we must face now

September 17th, 2020 — The impact of climate change on our planet is a reality that we live every day. Nevertheless, it is something that people opt to avoid because [...]

Appeals Court Ruling Gives Trump Green Light to End TPS

CHICAGO – Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a harsh blow to families benefiting from the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program. In its decision, the appeals court [...]

Let’s make the effort of workers in the U.S. count: let’s vote on November 3.

September 11,  2020 — The United States, the country where International Workers Day began celebrated  Labor Day on Monday September 7. This holiday finds US workers in more precarious conditions [...]

Security forces in the U.S., including ICE, need a radical transformation

September 1, 2020 — On August 23, Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man was shot by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Once again, people were outraged as the video reflected [...]

Election 2020: Many Ways to Vote to Make Your Voice Heard

August 25, 2020 — As we approach our upcoming election, it is important for our communities to understand that there are many ways to vote in the United States. These [...]

Corruption and pandemic: as citizens we need to overcome outrage and move to action

August 21, 2020. Even though the pandemic has reduced activities to its essentials, corruption has been rampant in donations and emergency procurements, taking public money that was supposed to serve [...]

Immigrant families still unrecognized by the U.S. and excluded from relief packages

August 13, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted immigrant populations in the United States, and in particular the Latinx community, that is reported to have higher infection rates, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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  […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

¿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 […]

“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 [...]

"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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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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, [...]

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 […]

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, [...]

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) [...]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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. […]

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. [...]

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, [...]

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 […]

Protections, Pathways for Central American Migrants

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

“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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]