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.
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.