In a letter released on Feb. 1 to the Biden administration and congressional leaders, Alianza Americas and Presente.org join a coalition of 149 advocacy groups, led by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council, to call for ending detention and increasing the funds that would guarantee the right to legal counsel to those facing deportation proceedings.
Immigration detention in the United States dropped significantly once the COVID-19 pandemic started—but under the Biden administration, detentions are surging. Book-ins to detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) officers increased by 102% between 2020 to 2021.
INVESTORS AND ACTIVISTS APPLAUD BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S RULING THAT DECLARES BUILDING PRISONS WITH COVID RELIEF FUNDS AN INELIGIBLE USE OF FEDERAL DOLLARS
(New York, NY) Investors and activists are applauding a major victory as the Treasury Department released their Final Rule on State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for the American Rescue Plan Act. The updated rule language makes state plans to use COVID-19 relief funds to construct new prisons ineligible.
#InternationalMigrantsDay: Alianza Americas, Presente.org Call for Humane Policies That Recognize Migrants as a Blessing for Communities
The forced displacement of people in the Americas, significantly increased in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges every society’s ethical and moral values. This is especially true for the richest nation on earth, the United States of America.
After Parliamentarian Rejects Immigration Reform, Migrant-Led Organizations Disappointed with Democratic Party Leadership
On December 16, the Senate parliamentarian ruled against including modest immigration provisions in the “Build Back Better” spending plan. The provisions were intended to provide U.S. work permits to a significant number of immigrants residing in the U.S. over many years — a population that, because of U.S. laws, are denied the possibility of securing more permanent visas.