In light of Congress facing a March 11 deadline to pass the government spending bill, which includes funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and immigration detention, and as Europe confronts the Ukraine migration crisis, Alianza Americas will host a virtual press conference on its #FreedomForAll campaign. The campaign calls to end the criminalization of migrants, abolish immigration detention, and invest in universal legal representation for migrants.
On #InternationalWomensDay, Migrant Leaders Call for Policies that Address Gender Violence in Central America and Mexico
On International Women’s Day, Mar. 8, women leaders of migrant rights organizations across the U.S. call for policies that address gender violence and end the impunity for gender crimes in Central America and Mexico.
Alianza Americas Integrates with Presente.Org, Expanding Digital Organizing for Latinx and Migrant Alliance
Alianza Americas — a coalition of 55 migrant-led groups in some 14 states — is fully integrating Presente.org, the largest Latinx digital organizing group in the U.S., into its organizational structure. Alianza Americas and Presente are longtime collaborators in advocating for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for Latinx and migrant communities living in the United States and across the Americas.
Petition to Extradite Honduras Ex-President Points to How U.S Policy has Backfired in Central America
In response to the U.S. government formally requesting the extradition of former Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández on drug trafficking charges, Alianza Americas and Presente.org released the following statement.
According to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notice viewed by Reuters, and as reported on February 8 by Axios, the Biden administration is launching a new 120-day pilot program that will place people who migrate under house arrest. The Biden administration is moving to expand alternatives-to-detention in the face of widespread evidence that there is no need to detain migrants in order to ensure their appearance in immigration court.