Statement by Juanita Valdez-Cox, Executive director of La Union del Pueblo Entero, regarding the results of the presidential election.
Voter Protection Efforts Secure Victory for Hidalgo County Voters Disenfranchised by Late Poll Openings
With Texas voting surge, the outcome of the election may come down to the Rio Grande Valley. High-potential voters are mobilizing during the final week of Get Out The Vote.
LUPE will be marking Early Vote with a phone bank and election protection poll monitoring
LUPE Launches Effort to Mobilize Coalition of High-Potential, Colonia, and Immigrant Voters in 2020 Get Out The Vote Campaign | Sept 11, 2020
In covid-ravaged Rio Grande Valley, unity across zip code and background in 2020 General Elections can shift power and resources to community needs.
“This victory is a testament to our power and unending commitment to fight for our families and communities.”
Census Self-Response Kicks Off in the Rio Grande Valley — Are You Ready to Be Counted? | Mar 10, 2020
Census representatives will join LUPE for first event of the self-response period in the RGV, a Census-themed heath and information fair called Tu Salud Cuenta—¡Cuéntate! Read more.
A Trump regulation will take effect Monday that uses financial status and possible use of public assistance to deny green cards to some immigrants. The rule imposes a series of wealth tests on low-income and elderly immigrants of color, and observers including CNN say it could fundamentally reshape legal immigration to the U.S.
LUPE to Parents: Don’t Let Income Tax Ignorance Jeopardize Your Children’s Financial Aid | Feb 19, 2020
Not filing your income tax could put your student’s financial aid opportunities at risk. Here’s what you need to know.
Statement: Trump Deploying Border Patrol to Interior Cities Shows Why We Need a New Border Vision | Feb 14, 2020
The New York Times revealed Friday that Border Patrol will deploy elite tactical agents to cities that welcome immigrants and limit the use of local resources to enforce federal immigration law. Here’s our statement in response to the bombshell revelation.
On Friday, @nytimes revealed that Border Patrol will deploy elite tactical agents to cities that welcome immigrants and limit the use of local resources to enforce federal immigration law. LUPE condemns this attack.https://t.co/aImCiBSQhu
— La Union del Pueblo Entero (@LUPE_rgv) February 14, 2020
Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Racist ‘Public Charge’ Rule Change While Legal Challenges Continue | Jan 28, 2020
“Our dignity is not defined by what we look like or what’s in our wallet”
La Unión del Pueblo Entero is helping immigrant families of the Rio Grande Valley’s colonias celebrate the holidays. Many LUPE families struggle between putting food on the table or giving gifts to their children. The public is invited to ease that burden by contributing to LUPE’s annual toy drive.
Trump Administration Planned to Separate 26,000 Children at the Border with No Plan for Reunification | Dec 3, 2019
In the lead-up to the 2018 implementation of the “zero tolerance” policy, the Trump Administration assessed it would separate as many as 26,000 children from their parents at the US-Mexico border with no plans or systems in place for potential reunification, according to a DHS internal watchdog report.
The invited speakers at La Union del Pueblo Entero’s 4th Biennial Gala tie together the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement with the current movement for immigrant human rights.
“We Are Stronger Than Fear”: LUPE’s 4th Biennial Gala to Highlight Defense of Human Rights at the Border | Oct 8, 2019
The event’s theme is “We are stronger than fear” and will highlight the ways that border communities are defending the human dignity of migrants and border residents amid attacks by the Trump Administration.
LUPE is represented by the ACLU, AIC, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Make the Road New York v. McAleenan
On 25th anniversary of border Operation Gatekeeper, border groups will reflect on 25 years of hyper-militarization and the need for a new approach to border governance
Statement: Supreme Court Asylum Ruling Will Result in More Deaths and Disappearances at Southern Border | Sept 11, 2019
Commentary: Thousands Have Disappeared Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border. They Deserve to be Remembered. | Texas Observer, Aug 29, 2019
Opinion: We must honor those who have gone missing to remind people that real lives are lost due to the decades-long militarization of the southern border.
McAllen Protest of Border Detention Conditions Serves as Backdrop to VP Pence Visit to Texas Border | July 11, 2019
Advocates to demonstrate a better way to secure the rights, opportunities, and safety of newcomers and border residents
LUPE Statement: SCOTUS Decision Bolsters Legal Battle Against Census Citizenship Question on Discriminatory Intent Grounds | June 27, 2019
LUPE Receives Prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for Our Immigrant Rights Work at the Border | June 6, 2019
Statement: Trump’s Cruel Sophie’s Choice that Could Evict 55,000 Children: Choose Between Your Family and Your Home | May 30, 2019
County Residents and Advocates Celebrate Translation Services Victory at Hidalgo County Meetings | April 22, 2019
In Lead Up to Anniversary of Zero-Tolerance, Texas Advocates to Hold Day of Action Against Trump’s Manufactured Crisis | April 3, 2019
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