Release: LUPE Files Lawsuit Against Texas’ Anti-Immigrant SB4

March 12, 2024

LUPE Fights Back Against Discriminatory Legislation, Stands Firm in Defense of Immigrant Rights

San Juan, TX — La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) announced today the filing of a lawsuit against the Texas anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4 (SB4), citing its detrimental impact on immigrant communities and its promotion of racial profiling.

Tania Chavez Camacho, executive director of LUPE, expressed deep concerns regarding SB4:

“As a membership-based organization, our ability to adequately serve our low-income and immigrant members is our number one priority. SB4 will place unjust stress on our members because of where they were born, even if they are actively going through a legal process to adjust their immigration status and have the legal right to live in the U.S. This law promotes racial profiling and blanket permission for law enforcement to criminalize our community. Just like we’ve done for decades, LUPE will continue to advocate for the rights of all our members and our right for our staff to provide critical services to the more than 8,000 people we serve every year.”

SB4, also known as the “show me your papers” law, enables law enforcement officers to inquire about individuals' immigration status during routine stops and arrests, leading to heightened fear and distrust within immigrant communities. LUPE's lawsuit aims to challenge the constitutionality of SB4 and protect the rights of immigrants in Texas.

To arrange virtual or in person interviews 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.