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.
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.
Inflation Reduction Act, a Collection of Encouraging Initiatives, Falls Short on Decisive Measures to Avert Climate Crisis
Today, the House of Representatives passed the sweeping Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) bill; it will now head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The bill is aimed at reducing inflation, lowering drug prices, and addressing climate change, including $369 billion in climate and energy provisions.
Supreme Court Decision Paves Way to End “Remain in Mexico,” But Trump’s Hateful Legacy on Migration is Being Upheld Elsewhere
On June 29, the Supreme Court issued its decision on Biden v Texas, a case in which the state of Texas sued the Biden administration for attempting to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program, which has seen over 70,000 people returned to Mexico to wait for their U.S. immigration court dates.
This tragedy is the inevitable result of migration policies on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border that focus on deterrence rather than managing migration from a common-sense, humanitarian perspective.