Release: Border Activist Groups in Texas Rally Against Gov. Abbott’s Operation Lone Star & Declare Cross-Border Day of Action in Eagle Pass

August 29, 2023

Border Coalition's Action Against Gov. Abbott's Operation Lone Star and Cross-Border Solidarity in Eagle Pass

In the past few months, we've witnessed the alarming and harmful consequences of Gov. Abbott's Operation Lone Star on immigrant and border communities. The impact has been deeply distressing, from worrisome state bills to hazardous practices along the Rio Grande. The latest troubling development can be seen in Eagle Pass, where Gov. Abbott's choice to install buoys is causing further difficulties for the community. We must take action to address these concerns and work towards a more positive and inclusive solution for all.

What: The Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP), part of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), will host a press conference uniting Texas border grassroots organizations. They will demand the removal of river buoys, concertina wire, boxcars, and the border wall from the Rio Grande. The coalition will also call for an end to Operation Lone Star and the withdrawal of state troopers and the Texas National Guard from our communities.. 

**The event will be live-streamed on Border Network for Human Rights Facebook Page***

When: Tuesday, August 29 ,2023 at 1 PM CT

Where:Shelby Park (220 Main St ,Eagle Pass,TX 78852)

Who: Hosted by The Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP) with the participation of:

  • The Border Network of Human Rights
  • Eagle Pass Border Coalition 
  • Ministerios Fronterizos Eagle Pass
  • Arise Adelante 
  • La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
  • Border Workers United (BWU)
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU TX)

Visuals: The event will come alive with the passionate voices of various organizations delivering speeches, while resonant chants fill the air and a colorful display of flags and banners flutter, illustrating the collective determination for change.. 

To arrange a virtual Interview with LUPE Member, Emma Alaniz contact Ramiro Gonzalez, LUPE Communications Coordinator, at (956) 360-4277 or Interviews available in English and Spanish.


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.