Josue is 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.
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.
When I was just 10, I already knew what it was like to plan for a future without my parents.