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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 [...]

The USCIS Fee Increases: Another Front in the War Against Immigrants and its Efforts to End Migration

August 3, 2020, Chicago, IL  – Alianza Americas denounces the Trump Administration’s latest move in its relentless effort to end migration and keep people in fear. On Friday, July 31, the Administration announced its final rule with a dramatic increase in required fees for applications filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), that [...]

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 [...]


Alianza Americas, Catholic Immigration Network (CLINIC), and the National TPS Alliance filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of State (DOS) because they failed to respond in a timely manner to their FOIA request. The three organizations were represented by counsel from the [...]

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 [...]

Alianza Americas Rejects New Trump Rule Suspending Work Visas

Foreign workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 fight will be affected    CHICAGO, June 23, 2020 –  Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation suspending the issuance of work visas through the end of 2020. This measure was announced just days after the Trump administration announced new rules seeking to further restrict asylum.    [...]