With a President-Elect who has made border militarization and mass deportations the central talking point of his administration, it is no surprise why there is widespread fear from our immigrant community in the Rio Grande Valley.
At LUPE, we have received many calls and messages asking how individuals can support undocumented immigrants. In response to that, here are five immediate ways you can help and stay engaged with our immigrant community in the Rio Grande Valley.
1. Donate to LUPE, an Immigrant Rights Organization, and your donation will be matched!
At LUPE, we have more than 7,000 members who organize with us to make the Rio Grande Valley and safe place for all. We are ready to fight back against anti-immigrant actions, just as we have for more than 13 years in our region. Donate now and your donation will be matched for up to $1,000! Donate now: https://lupenet.org/give.
2. Support local actions and protests
Many organizations who work on various issues have already been organizing marches, assemblies, and protests around the Rio Grande Valley. Look out for these actions and support by attending or reach out to the organizers to see how you can best support their work.
Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop on local actions at facebook.com/LUPErgv.
3. Join the Border Resistance Inauguration Day March
On Jan. 20, 2017, LUPE will host a Border Resistance march in McAllen. The march will highlight what is at stake for immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley under a Trump Presidency. Click here to RSVP to the event on Facebook.
4. Text OURPLAN to (956) 467 – 4020
By signing up to our texting campaign, you will receive updates on how to get involved and important news regarding immigration and the Rio Grande Valley.
For English updates, text OURPLAN to (956) 467 – 4020. For Spanish updates, text PLAN to (956) 467 – 4020.
5. Know what resources are available
Do you know someone who is an undocumented immigrant and needs support? Reach out to them and find out what kind of support they need. You can always reach out to us at any of our offices in Alton, Mercedes, and San Juan.
If someone is in need of counseling, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers free counseling services. Here is the contact information:
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