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Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho celebrates the skills, perspectives, and cultural contributions of immigrants, refugees, and all people in our region, driving economic prosperity and enriching our community.


Through collaborative leadership and empowering educational initiatives, we aim to build a regional identity rooted in unity, diversity, and mutual respect for all who call Southern Idaho home.


We envision a future where we are all connected by unwavering respect and opportunity.


This is done through leadership, advocacy, and educational programs for long-term residents and immigrants aimed at creating a regional identity based on unity, diversity, and mutual respect.

Why Did We Come Together?

In 2015, a small but vocal group of residents and outsiders began speaking out against our community’s refugee population. National bloggers picked up on the local movement, amplifying the message negativity, hatred, and racism far beyond Idaho. The negativity grew to include the immigrant labor force.

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Board Members

Matt Hicks, Board President

Board President:

Matt Hicks
  • Capitan for Twin Falls Police Department
  • Board President Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho
Daragh McCabee, Board Vice President

Board Vice President:

Daragh Maccabee
  • CEO of Idaho Milk Products
  • Board Vice President Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho
Alejandra Hernanadez, UASI Executive Director

UASI Executive Director:

Alejandra Hernandez
  • Executive Director of Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho
Ray Parrish, Board Tresurer

Board Treasurer:

Ray Parrish
  • Communications Director, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Board Treasurer of Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho


Our Goals:

Our Goal is to have Representation from the entire Magic Valley (we are almost there)

Board Representation

  • Business
  • Education (school districts and College)
  • Local Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Faith Base organizations
  • Non-profit organizations