Release: LUPE Members Take a Stand to Safeguard Texas Against SB4 and Anti-Immigration Legislation

January 10, 2024

On January 12th, 2024, La Unión Del Pueblo Entero invites the public for a Night of Discussion on Navigating Anti-Immigrant Threats at Our Monthly Junta General. 

LUPE members will gather at La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) for our monthly Junta General, where we discuss, organize, and make crucial decisions. This month, our focus is on addressing the current anti-immigrant laws affecting our community and how we can organize to protect immigrant families in the Rio Grande Valley.

On December 18th, Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 4 into law, granting police the authority to arrest individuals suspected of crossing the Rio Grande between ports of entry. This unconstitutional law has prompted the U.S. Justice Department to file a lawsuit against the state of Texas. 

Orlando Ibarra, LUPE member and immigration committee leader, said,  “I'm very concerned with the devaluation of immigrant life and the erosion of civil rights across legal statutes.The attacks on immigrants, people of color, youth, and trans people are very real and very connected. Many people need us right now, and we also need each other. Being a part of a comite gave me a way to share the stories and experiences that brought me to LUPE and that have motivated me to study systemic oppression and take action with others.” 

To schedule an in person or  virtual interview in English or Spanish with a spokesperson from LUPE, please contact Ramiro Gonzalez at or (956)360-4277.


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.