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  • Congressman Vela Urges President Obama to Use Executive Action on Immigration November 18, 2014
    Today, Congressman Filemon Vela weighed in on the debate over presidential action on immigration by releasing a statement urging the president to act now. "The time for the President to act is now," the statement reads. "Given the political realities in Washington, it is highly unlikely that meaningful immigration reform gets passed in the next […]
  • Hidalgo County Jail and ICE collaboration by the numbers September 16, 2014
    More than 6,000 immigrants were deported from Hidalgo County jail between June 2009 and July 2014 as a result of Hidalgo County Jail collaborating with federal immigration authorities, according to official statistics released by ICE(1). Of these, 4,274, or 66.7%, are non-L1 immigrants. This means that a full two thirds did not fall within ICE’s […]
  • In Honduras, U.S. deportees have already begun to be murdered August 20, 2014
    At least 5 children who were deported to Honduras since February have already been murdered, a Los Angeles Times article reported on Saturday: "There are many youngsters who only three days after they've been deported are killed, shot by a firearm," said Hector Hernandez, who runs the morgue in San Pedro Sula. "They return just […]

Looking for a speaker, panelist or workshop facilitator for your event?

LUPE staff is trained on a variety of issues including immigration reform, immigrant & colonia resident rights, border issues, workers’ rights, Latino/a advocacy, community organizing in the South, and much more.

Examples of events where LUPE staff has been invited to speak:

-Bryn Mawr College Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Speech
-University of Chicago’s National Day of Service Keynote Speech
-UTPA’s 2nd Annual Social Justice and Peace Conference
-UTPA’s High School Equivalency Program
-Student Leadership Academy at South Texas College
-Career Day at A.P. Solis Middle School in Donna, LeNoir Elementary School, and IDEA Brownsville

If you are interested in inviting LUPE staff to present a workshop, give a speech or participate in a panel, please contact us at lupe@lupnet.org.

Martha Sanchez, Organizing Coordinator for LUPE, talks about the Census