LUPE Reacts to Racist ‘Public Charge’ Rule Taking Effect | Feb 23, 2020

Protest against family separations with Dolores Huerta and Kerry Kennedy.
Protest against family separations with Dolores Huerta and Kerry Kennedy during summer of 2018.

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.

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”

LUPE Annual Toy Drive Helps Immigrant Families Celebrate the Holidays | Dec 4, 2019

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.

A Focus on the Speakers of LUPE’s 4th Biennial Gala, “We Are Stronger Than Fear” | Oct 10, 2019

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.

VICTORY: Legal Challenge Halts Expanded Fast-Tracked Deportations | Oct 7, 2019

LUPE is represented by the ACLU, AIC, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Make the Road New York v. McAleenan

Operation Gatekeeper & 25 Years of Hyper-Militarization at the Border | Sept 27, 2019

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: US House Approves Dream and Promise Act Free of Harmful Border Provisions | June 5, 2019

Statement: Trump’s Cruel Sophie’s Choice that Could Evict 55,000 Children: Choose Between Your Family and Your Home | May 30, 2019

LUPE Commentary: “Border policies should follow example set by border communities” | May 23, 2019

Community Health Clubs Participants to be Recognized at Graduation Ceremony | May 22, 2019

County Residents and Advocates Celebrate Translation Services Victory at Hidalgo County Meetings | April 22, 2019

LUPE Recognized with Prestigious RFK Human Rights Award | April 18, 2019

In Lead Up to Anniversary of Zero-Tolerance, Texas Advocates to Hold Day of Action Against Trump’s Manufactured Crisis | April 3, 2019

Fight for Family Unity to Take Center Stage at 16th Annual Cesar Chavez March | March 28, 2019

Vigil In Response to Stillbirth in ICE Custody | February 26, 2019

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