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    Bills like this are considered because the rest of the nation doesn't know the border is filled with vibrant communities that millions of people call home Today, Congress will be discussing a bill that, in the words of it's author, will allow the Department of Defense “to transfer assets from theatre of war and redeploy […]
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Join the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez March, Saturday, March 28th at 9am

Make your plans to join us for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez March!

12th Annual Cesar Chavez March Saturday, March 28, 9am Beginning at Farmworker Mural at the San Juan Municipal Park (206 W. 1st St) Ending at LUPE in San Juan (Cesar Chavez Rd & Bus. 83) *Free!*

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LUPE is a community-based union that organizes for dignity and human rights in the colonias and low-income neighborhoods of Hidalgo County. We focus on improved housing and living conditions, health care, immigrant rights and building the political power of colonia residents. LUPE has made steady progress building grassroots power from the base of a common voice through community organizing and providing social services. Learn more.

The Immigration Working Group of the RGV Equal Voice Network will have an action in Brownsville this Thursday, March 19th to protest against the federal court in Brownsville that we expect to rule to uphold the injunction on DAPA and extended DACA in Greg Abbott’s lawsuit.

A delegation from other parts of the state will join us for this action. We will have an opportunity for community members directly impacted by the judge’s decision to share their story, as well as space for each organization to share their position.

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On Monday, a Federal district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the DACA expansion and new DAPA program.

The Obama Administration is acting quickly to appeal the judge’s decision but it could mean that the start date for the expansion of the DACA program will be pushed back. It is supposed to begin on Feb. 18.

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Valley DREAMers are ready to apply for Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which begins this Wednesday, Feb 18th. Nationwide, immigrant families, faith, labor, small business, and elected officials are holding more than 50 “Ready for DACA” and “Ready for DAPA” events this week to get their communities ready to begin applications.

Tuesday, Feb 17 Get ready to apply for Expanded DACA by attending LUPE’s weekly Administrative Relief orientation (bring your unexpired LUPE member card), Tuesday, February 17, at 5:45pm at our Alton office, located at 220 W. Dawes Ave, Ste B, Alton, TX

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