What we hope to hear in the State of the Union Address tonight

In his address tonight, we expect that the President will reiterate the importance of immigrants and immigration reform to this nation. We hope that he also addresses the importance of protecting the rights of communities along the border and keeping the families of New Americans together.

Angel’s bright future turns into a nightmare

A promising young business student sits behind bars on an immigration hold, his once bright future unraveling into a nightmare.

Angel is scared and a million thoughts race through his mind as he sits contemplating the events of the previous night. As he was coming back from the bathroom at a restaurant a man began to throw racial slurs his way. Naturally, Angel became angry and in a burst of fury shattered the restaurant window. When he was unable to pay for the damage, the manager called the police. Before he knew it, Angel was detained with an immigration hold.

That’s because he fell under Secure Communities, the deportation program that has ripped thousands of families apart. Continue reading for the rest of Angel’s story.

ALERT: Obama announces change to DHS policy regarding deportation of dreamers

The White House announced today that the administration will provide “deferred action” for some undocumented youth who qualify for the DREAM Act. LUPE will hold an orientation meeting on the policy change this Thursday. Read on to learn more about this important announcement and find out if it might help you.