Hello, I’m Ruby Fuentes and I am the new Immigration Organizer for LUPE. I coordinate with members of the community throughout the Rio Grande Valley to become volunteers to provide aid for immigrants seeking asylum at the Humanitarian Respite Center, with Angry Tias and Abuelas at the bus stations, and with Team Brownsville at the bridge
How we treat people at the border today will define who we are as a country for generations to come. During this time of division in our country, I have learned that serving our neighbors is what unifies and strengthens us. It doesn’t take much to make a huge difference in the world. A helping hand, a bottle of water, a taco, gently used clothes, shoelaces, or a rosary can be one of the reasons why a person continues to survive and seek a better life not only for themselves but for their family and future.
Their story is similar to ours because we too are immigrants or children of immigrants. We have experienced hardship and have overcome trying times with the help of others. It is our turn to help in the struggle.
In the midst of the family separation crisis, LUPE families welcome new immigrants into the nation while advocating for long-term immigration relief. Our welcoming example shows a powerful alternative to the current administration and militarization. We can join together to welcome newcomers and win safe and fair border policies that uphold our rights and our values.
With each asylum seeker we welcome, each warm meal we serve, each family we reunite, border communities are demonstrating that we can respond to humanitarian need with care, compassion, and love.
If you are interested in signing up to become a volunteer or donating items Click Here, Or please call, text, or email me at your earliest convenience at 956.884.1599 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to working alongside you.