COP27 Exemplifies the Challenges in Implementing a Climate Justice-First Agenda
Last year at COP26, climate justice advocates from across the globe pushed for a phasing out of fossil fuels, but regrettably no real progress was made to keep global warming below 1.5 C. The decision makers attending COP27, including President Biden, face a major choice: will they commit to binding agreements and executing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy?
After Leak of Racist Remarks in LA, We Need Systemic Change for Indigenous and Black Justice
Last week saw the beginning of large-scale mobilizations by the Los Angeles Indigenous and Black communities and allies, after leaked audio revealed racist comments by three city council members and a labor leader.
New Venezuela Migration Policy Shuts the Door to Asylum Seekers
On October 12, the Biden administration announced new immigration policies for Venezuelans, which would see large numbers of Venezuelans deported back to Mexico and only a small, elite group granted the possibility of applying for asylum.
Disappointing DACA Ruling Highlights Need for Permanent Legislative Solution
In response to yesterday’s 5th Circuit Court ruling that affirmed a lower court opinion that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful, but will keep it in place for the near future, Alianza Americas, a coalition of 53 migrant-led organizations fighting for equitable policies in 18 U.S. states, issued the following response.
Governors’ Trollish Busing of Migrants Reveals Their Lack of Viable Immigration Policy
Provocative trolling is no substitute for real solutions. These are political stunts designed to upset and distract us all from the real challenges we are facing at home and abroad.