SOLIDARITY & RESILIENCE

COVID-19 Resources

As a network of Latin American immigrant-led, immigrant-serving organizations, Alianza Americas and its members have come together to address the needs and concerns of immigrant communities during the pandemic. 

Now is a time for bold ideas, not business as usual.  Alianza Americas calls for healthcare for everyone, and recognition of the value that essential workers are providing to all of us, including undocumented workers, with protection and support that includes everyone.  Ceasing immigration detention, releasing people from detention and halting deportations are common-sense steps to protect the health of immigrants and everyone else. At the same time, we will step up our vigilance to protect rights, strengthen democratic accountability, and promote justice in new and creative ways.

 

Resources include:

 

A constantly updated resources pages with trustworthy, curated information— in understandable formats, mostly in Spanish.  Several members have also worked hard to include information in indigenous languages.

Webinars and training sessions to keep our members and allies informed, and build capacity for connection and action  

Opportunities for action and advocacy that build a sense of shared purpose and solidarity, challenge us to re-shape policy, and make creative use of online connections to break through the isolation of quarantine.

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News

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,  [...]

Heroes Act is a Step Forward, but Communities Need Congress to Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 PRESS CONTACT Susana Flores (915) 525 2434 susana@communicationsshop.us  Fernanda Durand (443) 396 3317 fernanda@communicationsshop.us   Alianza Americas urges Congress to protect those who keep us safe   CHICAGO –  The proposed Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) announced yesterday by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [...]

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 [...]

Graphics

How can we support one another? How to cope with social distancing? Download graphics with messages of world solidarity in these moments of crisis.

Webinars/Videos