Update 12/8/22: The Biden administration has now appealed Judge Sullivan's ruling, backtracking yet again on their promises to protect asylum rights. While the outcome of the litigation is not yet clear, the administration's decision increases the odds that Title 42 will remain in effect past its currently-scheduled end date.

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Alejandro Guerrero Vargas

Alejandro Guerrero Vargas

Digital Strategist for Mobilization and Engagement

Alejandro Guerrero Vargas joined UUSC in September 2022 as the Digital Strategist for Mobilization and Engagement and currently leads project management on UUSC’s digital engagement and mobilization campaigns and strategy.

After serving as the student body president of the Associated Students of Pomona College, Alejandro began his career advancing human rights by receiving the 2019 Napier Award for Creative Leadership and spending his first year after undergrad working directly with local high school youth at Gente Organizada, training them in anthropology methodology to conduct interviews with local changemakers—residents who have been involved in efforts to create social change in the city of Pomona. After spending three years organizing and supporting youth-led advocacy campaigns with Gente Organizada, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alejandro transitioned to digital organizing and worked with Unemployed Action, a movement by and for unemployed workers and their families affiliated with the Center for Popular Democracy. Alejandro, alongside a plethora of Unemployed Action volunteers, unions, and other working-class movements, coordinated virtual town halls, advocacy demonstrations, and other creative messages targeted towards Congress that garnered local and national press. Following his work with Center for Popular Democracy, Alejandro worked with Forward Justice to execute digital narrative campaigns to combat voter re-enfranchisement disinformation and get out the vote materials for the web, print, radio, and social media. Lastly, prior to joining UUSC, Alejandro was the communications coordinator with Southern Vision Alliance where he supported leadership development and base-building work with grassroots organizations committed to social, racial, and environmental justice, along with gender equity, LGBTQ rights, and education justice in the U.S. South.

Alejandro is also the community editor for Just Media, a national hub supporting emerging storytellers to cover policing and criminal justice reform issues. Alejandro was born in Hidalgo, Mexico and immigrated to Charlotte, NC at a young age. Alejandro obtained his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Pomona College.

agvargas @ uusc.org