Release: LUPE Joins Frontera Texas Organizing Project  And Grassroots Organizations For The Third Report From The Border

January 30, 2024

On January 31st, 2024, the “Third Report from the Border: State of Alert and Resistance” will be hosted by Frontera Texas Organizing Project to discuss the impact of anti-immigrant state laws

What: This report delves into the repercussions of recent xenophobic legislation, notably Senate Bill 4 (88-4), following the “State of Alert & Resistance” declaration by La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) and Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP). With Governor Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star (OLS) further complicating the landscape for border communities, immigrants, and people of color in Texas, LUPE, FTOP, and partnering grassroots organizations outline upcoming community resistance strategies in response to these challenges.

When: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 at 1:00 PM CDTWhere: Register Here To Join: Webinar Registration 

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

  • Fernando Garcia, Executive Director at the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR)
  • Lupita Sanchez, Executive Director at Border Workers United (BWU)
  • Sarah Cruz, Border & Immigrants Rights Strategist at American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU TX)
  • ARISE Adelante
  • Tania Chavez, Executive Director at La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
  • Jesse Fuentes, Eagle Pass Border Coalition (EPBC)
  • Alan Lizarraga, Communications Manager at the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR)
  • Luis Figueroa, Chief of Legislative Affairs at Every Texan
  • Roberto Lopez, Beyond Borders Senior Advocacy Manager at Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP)
  • Carolina Canizalez, Texas Senior Strategist at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Rachel Carroll Rivas, Interim Director of Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

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.

The Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP) is an initiative of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR). Composed of Texas border grassroots organizations from El Paso, Presidio, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley, with organizations such as LUPE, ARISE Adelante, Border Workers United, and ACLU TX.

The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations in the U.S. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. To learn more about BNHR, please visit


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.