The Rio Grande Valley is the epicenter of immigration issues given its proximity to the US-Mexico border. Under the current administration, we have witnessed the hostility toward immigrants. One of the most painful and inhumane policies established by the Trump administration has separated children from their parents.
LUPE’s Immigration Legal Defense team helped reunite Helen, a five-year-old Honduran girl with her family. Like many other children, she was separated from her family at the border and transported to various locations until she vanished into the ORR abyss. After some unconventional legal maneuvering and a lot of public pressure from LUPE supporters, we were finally able to reunite Helen with her family. Unfortunately, her journey has just begun. Helen and her four family members are currently in deportation proceedings. Like Helen’s family, many immigrant families are in need of legal representation.
Help LUPE provides low-cost legal representation to immigrant families in the Rio Grande Valley.