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.
New Mexico’s Case for Public Ownership of its Clean Energy Infrastructure
Any energy transition that doesn’t guarantee a pathway to public ownership perpetuates inequality and wealth extraction from New Mexicans .
There Is No “Border Crisis”
Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
Cleaner Energy is Coming. The Public Needs to Own It.
A future where the people that consume energy are the primary owners and decision-makers of that energy infrastructure is possible.
New Mexico Is Leading the Country on Climate Action, but Not Climate Justice
New Mexico must decarbonize its economy while giving back power and wealth to ordinary New Mexicans.
Dismantle the Deportation Machine
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.
Need Money for a Green New Deal? Get It From ICE.
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
The Victory of DACA Is a Reminder that Nothing Will Put Us Down
The passion organizers poured into DACA galvanized me and many others to keep organizing—and to aim for the collective liberation of all.
Tiny Portugal Shows America the Right Way to Treat Essential Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis
Don’t ban the immigrants we need for essential jobs — welcome them with open arms and full rights.
Undocumented Workers Need a Bailout, Too
Beyond performing essential labor, we are humans — and, in a pandemic, that should be enough to deserve help.
We Need Health Care for All — Even the Undocumented
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.
If You Think Coronavirus Profiteering Is Bad, Wait Till the Climate Heats Up
From coronavirus testing to treating health impacts of climate change, universal healthcare and publicly owned production of medicine are key to adaptation.
How Cruelty at the Mexican Border Became an American Export
The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we’re exporting Trump-era cruelty too.
The Centuries-Long History of Extractive Greed
Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet.
For Undocumented Immigrants, Our Enforcement Policies Drive a Public Mental Health Crisis
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.
A ‘Red Deal’: Why Indigenous Communities Belong at the Center of Climate Action
Policies that aren’t rooted in Indigenous communities can cause many of the same oppressive outcomes as extraction.
How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education
Polluters lost the fight on climate science, so they’re spending money on something else: false solutions.
Scientists Shouldn’t Listen to the Fossil Fuel Industry. Geoengineering is a Scam.
Oil and gas companies aren’t only polluting our air, water, and soil. They’ve injected themselves into our education system as well.
Immigration Is a Climate Issue
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.
Don’t Let ‘Carbon Capture’ Spoil New Mexico’s Leadership
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.
What It’s Like to Grow Up Hunted
When I was just 10, I already knew what it was like to plan for a future without my parents.