We create community healing & organize impacted people.
We are a community organization that is undocumented and youth-led. We are directly impacted people and allies who are invested in the well being, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequalities of lacking an immigration status.
Currently there are only four amendments on the table right now. Out of those we want to share our support for Senator Coons and Senator McCain’s proposal; however, we understand that in order for us to have a legislation become law the Senate needs to at least have 60 votes.
It has been a crazy year here at Aliento! From celebrating our first year anniversary to driving 48 hours to Washington D.C.! Here are our top 7 highlights of 2017
We are disappointed by the administration’s immigration principles. These principles are not in good faith, nor they reflect the values of the American public. A Fox News poll states that 83% of American public want a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.
Today, September 5th, was the last day to turn in a DACA renewal application. on March 6th DACAs begin to expire. We stand with 28,000 in AZ. We stand with 800,000 across the nation. We stand with 11 million.
We are cautiously optimistic at the new attempt from Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] and Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC] introduce the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers Employment Education and Defending our Nation Act, also known as the SUCCEED Act.
We are disappointed that Democratic leadership has sided with Trump by negotiating with the lives of undocumented youth in exchange for border security. Dreamers/DACA recipients value family above all else. We will never accept a piece of legislation that creates more problems and doesn’t address real immigration solutions.
Today our nation has moved backwards. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has shown that he will not stand in the side of justice. Instead, he will ensure a great injustice will happen to close to one million undocumented youth.
Yesterday approximately at 9:00pm Phoenix PD tear-gassed children, people in wheelchairs, and many peaceful demonstrators without a warning. Today we denounce the actions of Phoenix Police Department headed by Police Chief Jeri Williams.
Today, democratic Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the DREAM Act. On June 30th, ten attorney generals demanded the White House to terminate the DACA program.
Today, Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will be deciding whether to appeal or not appeal the court’s decision regarding in-state tuition. Aliento leaders, students, educators, and members of the community come together to thank MCCCD for providing in-state tuition for DACA students and to ask them to be courageous again and appeal so many students can achieve their dream of higher education.
IN THE MEDIA
Our President ran a campaign that targeted – among others – those deemed illegal, foreign and alien. He largely won due to his staunch stance on “othering” people.
An undocumented immigrant living in the East Valley has just joined the ranks of Mark Zuckerberg, and LeBron James.
"My parents just bought a new house, so I spent the weekend helping them paint walls," Ezequiel Santos, a 25-year old DACA recipient who attends Mesa Community College, told me. "It helped to get my mind off this stuff."
Arizona has roughly 28,000 DACA recipients, 200 of which were enrolled at ASU last school year. The program will be fazed out through October, when the government will stop accepting renewal applications. By March 2018, the nearly 790,000 young people using the program nationwide will lose their legal status.
Reyna Montoya, one of the nearly 28,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants in Arizona protected by the program, said that the choice to end DACA will disrupt the lives of a group of immigrants who'd grown up in the U.S. and contributed to the economy.
President Donald Trump is facing increasing pressure from CEOs, Roman Catholic bishops, celebrities and a national mobilization effort as he weighs eliminating an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.
In a state with one of the largest number of migrants known as “dreamers,” there was healthy skepticism over President Donald Trump’s decision to take no action on a policy that grants reprieves to people who arrived illegally in the U.S. as children.
Swapna Reddy is fighting unjust deportations in the U.S. with rapid, remote legal aid. Reyna Montoya is using art and advocacy to lift up undocumented youth. DeMar Pitman is building a web-based platform to rate and compare schools districts to expand fair access to education for students of color.
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Our dreamers and DACA youth need you now more than ever! Please donate so we can continue our efforts to create a safe environment for them! Your donation will help us continue our advocacy to protect DACA beneficiaries! We can't do this alone, we are counting on you! We are grateful for your support