Josue was the New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the founder of the national UndocuHealth program for United We Dream. His work with United We Dream emphasized the importance of community health within the immigrant justice movement. In New Mexico, Josue is the co-founder of the New Mexico Dream Team (NMDT), the largest statewide undocumented-led organization in NM. With the NMDT, he directed a research study with collaboration with UNM’s TREE Center for Advancing Behavioral Health regarding the health impact of anti-immigrant and racist policies on undocumented youth. Josue takes on interest in researching and developing solutions on issues regarding climate change, immigration and public health. Josue holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Any energy transition that doesn’t guarantee a pathway to public ownership perpetuates inequality and wealth extraction from New Mexicans .
Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
A future where the people that consume energy are the primary owners and decision-makers of that energy infrastructure is possible.
New Mexico must decarbonize its economy while giving back power and wealth to ordinary New Mexicans.
Those who make it to the United States will face wretched conditions living in the shadows, even as they form the backbone of the U.S. economy.
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
The passion organizers poured into DACA galvanized me and many others to keep organizing—and to aim for the collective liberation of all.
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Don’t ban the immigrants we need for essential jobs — welcome them with open arms and full rights.
Beyond performing essential labor, we are humans — and, in a pandemic, that should be enough to deserve help.
If we can learn one thing from the pandemic, it’s that the United States must provide high-quality health care for all — including undocumented immigrants.
From coronavirus testing to treating health impacts of climate change, universal healthcare and publicly owned production of medicine are key to adaptation.
The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we’re exporting Trump-era cruelty too.
Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet.
Imagine running away from a lion all your life — that’s how 11 million undocumented immigrants feel today, and it takes a toll on their mental health.
Policies that aren’t rooted in Indigenous communities can cause many of the same oppressive outcomes as extraction.
Polluters lost the fight on climate science, so they’re spending money on something else: false solutions.
Oil and gas companies aren’t only polluting our air, water, and soil. They’ve injected themselves into our education system as well.
The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.
New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act established it as a climate policy leader, but progress could be reversed by greedy new corporations entering the state.