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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 consequences. Equality and dignity for all, and the inherent worth of each person continue to be objectives we pursue as we confront institutions that deny [...]

Alianza Americas Convenes Virtual Leadership Assembly to Engage Activists in Building “Power and Solidarity for Transformation”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2020 CONTACTS: Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186 | Alia El-Assar | (202) 938-6511 |   WASHINGTON -  In celebration of Alianza Americas’ 16-year anniversary this October, the transnational network is hosting “Power and Solidarity for Transformation,” a four-week program of free virtual leadership sessions to convene social justice [...]

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 of   Temporary Protected Status to a country with ideal social and economic conditions. These surprising declarations are far from reality and irresponsible. Economic figures [...]

Alianza Americas Leads National Day of Action Calling on Congress to Save the TPS and DACA Programs, Provide Permanent Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 8, 2020 CONTACT: Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186 |    Alianza member organizations in Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas host public actions demanding Congress protect vulnerable populations from deportation and family separation. Time’s Up! Do Your Job!   CHICAGO - Today, Alianza Americas led member organizations [...]

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 |   WHAT: Alianza Americas joined by member organizations Casa Yurumein, Casa Michoacán, Center for Immigrant Progress, Centro Presente, Centro Romero, CRECEN Houston, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Wind of the Spirit will host actions in Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New [...]

Abysmal 15,000 Refugee Restriction Will Harm Countless Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020   Contact:  Yancy Nunez,  Nancy Treviño,, (786) 201-8958     Human rights — not white supremacy and violence — should Govern the Trump Administration, and Congress   The following is a joint statement from Alianza Americas and   We believe that, as a country, we must [...]

Alianza Americas, COPAL, FLIC and Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García Urge Latinx Communities to Make “Our Voice and Our Vote Count”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 1, 2020 CONTACT: Fernanda Durand | (443)  396-3317 |   CHICAGO – Two days after the first presidential debate in which voters got to see the candidates in action, Alianza Americas and U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL) urged the Latinx community to vote in the upcoming elections to make [...]

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 which all people, private institutions, public entities and the State itself are subject to laws dictated according to an established constitutional procedure; these must be [...]

Alianza Americas Condemns Gender-Based Violence, Cruel, Inhumane, and Degrading Treatment at ICE Detention Centers

CHICAGO – Alianza Americas denounces forced sterilization procedures, medical neglect, and unsafe COVID-19 related practices at the Irwin ICE Detention Center in Georgia. The allegations, along with a host of additional egregious violations, were brought forth by whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a nurse at the ICE detention center run by LaSalle Corporation. Oscar Chacón, executive director [...]

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, the Trump administration announced it was ending TPS for people from El Salvador. Sudan, Nepal, Nicaragua and Haiti were terminated in 2017. Honduras was given [...]