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

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 the people’s necessities. It seems that these corrupt practices are increasing during the health crisis, instead of decreasing. Shortly after the beginning of this pandemic, [...]

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, limited access to health services, and face economic hardships. Immigrant communities already have very little to no access to safety net assistance programs such as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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