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  • 15 Million Border Residents Shouldn't Have to Live in a Militarized Zone
    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 […]
  • No driver's license = fear of deportation
    Help us push for immigrant-friendly policies, including drivers’ licenses regardless of immigration status, in the next legislative session. Sign the pledge. In Texas, thousands of immigrant mothers and fathers worry that a routine traffic stop could result in being deported away from their children. Without documents, immigrants are not allowed to get a driver’s license. […]
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Immigration Attorney Debbie Cruz Abogada de inmigracion

Did you know that LUPE has a staff immigration attorney?

Debbie Cruz is native to South Texas and grew up in Donna, TX. She received her bachelor’s degree from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX and studied law at the University SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX.

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County Commissioners and representatives sign their commitment to create a pilot program to begin installing conventional streetlights in Hidalgo County colonias and collect for the consumption of electricity.

County Commissioners and representatives commit to creating a pilot program to begin installing conventional streetlights in Hidalgo County colonias and collect for the consumption of electricity.

This is huge: Hidalgo County commissioners, with the leadership of Joseph Palacios, and pressure from LUPE and ARISE, took an historic step and committed to creating a pilot program to begin installing conventional streetlights in Hidalgo County colonias on a limited basis and collect for the consumption of electricity. They will present the pilot program in one month to the County Commissioner’s Court.

The commissioners committed to working closely with LUPE and ARISE to make sure the pilot program meets the needs of colonia residents and serves as a spring board for a successful county-wide and comprehensive program to  bring streetlights to all Hidalgo County colonias in the future.

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2013 juanita 2On behalf of the over 7,000 members of La Union del Pueblo Entero, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We wish you all the best in the coming year.

Working alongside our Equal Voice partners, we have witnessed momentous developments in the movement for immigrant and colonia rights. In the wake of Congress’ failure to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, immigrant communities across the nation rose up to demand the President stop devastating our communities through deportations.

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Finally President Obama made his announcement on immigration. LUPE members and their families gathered at our San Juan office to watch the announcement together.

It is estimated that the president’s plan will extend protection from deportation to 4 to 5 million undocumented Americans.

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