Rights to mobility

Alianza Americas is committed to a human rights agenda for all people, with an emphasis on the inclusion and support of Latin American immigrant communities, and people on the move in Latin America.

New Narratives on Migration and Mobility


Alianza Americas’ SOMOS/WE ARE initiative engages communities—especially youth—in building a new narrative around migration and challenging ongoing economic inequality, xenophobia and racism. Via workshops organized with Alianza Americas member organizations across the country, we raise awareness and identify action steps to tackle the roots of oppression against communities of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Alianza Americas confronts xenophobia and racism by constructing new narratives around human mobility that enable migrants to tell their own stories in their own voices.

Challenging Structural Inequality

Bring the power of organized immigrant communities to bear on a transnational justice agenda, recognizing that structural racism, gender, ethnic and other forms of discrimination, as well as economic and environmental injustice have a negative impact on all communities in the United States and Latin America. We advocate for policies that will enable people to live and thrive in their countries of birth, or wherever they choose to live.The ultimate goal is to create the social and political conditions that result in humane treatment for all, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Building Effective and Inclusive Democracy

Alianza Americas seeks to transform our understanding of citizenship and to make sure that organized migrant communities have a seat at the table in local, national, regional and global migration governance.

In 2018, Alianza increased its advocacy work in the region by adding representation in Mexico and Central America. This is part of a long-term effort to build cross-border networks that can make progress on issues such as labor justice, human rights and social and environmental justice, taking advantage of the vision and transnational commitment of immigrant-led organizations.