Release: ADVISORY: Chain of Protection to Welcome Immigrants

August 6, 2021

WHAT: Chain of Protection to Welcome Immigrants
WHO: La Unión del Pueblo Entero, 
WHERE: 1501 W U.S. Hwy 83 #100, McAllen, TX 78501
WHEN: Monday, August 9, 2021, 10:30am – 12:30pm

SAN JUAN, TX – RGV residents will form a peaceful and symbolic “chain of protection” on Monday, August 9th, to show that we will protect immigrants against racist attacks. We will gather on the north side of the McAllen bus station along Business 83.

For generations, border residents have welcomed families and individuals seeking protection and a better life. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott has unleashed a harmful attack against immigrants and border residents. What's worse is that our local elected officials have fed the governor's racist lies. We will not stay silent!

Please wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. For folks who are not yet vaccinated, we ask you to join us virtually via our Facebook livestream to protect yourself and others.


LUPE is a nonprofit organization that helps the community organize for and win a better quality of life. LUPE was founded in 1989 by farmworker and civil rights leaders Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta. We are a membership-based organization and our strength is found in the participation of our over eight thousand members.