LUPE defends family unity through immigration aid, community organizing, and community partnerships. Our membership base and community partnerships mean that we can recruit and coordinate volunteers, drive supplies and donations and turn out the community to mobilizations like protests and vigils, all the while helping our partners tell a systemic story about border communities responding to humanitarian need.
With each asylum seeker we welcome, each warm meal we serve, each family we reunite, border communities are demonstrating that we can respond to humanitarian need with care, compassion, and love.
In the past few months, we have witnessed an increase of families arriving at our border community. We come in contact with them as they are released from immigration custody and left to figure out how to get to their final destination. LUPE staff, members, and supporters are lending a hand at shelters and collecting donations in their neighborhoods. However, with the vast increase of immigrants being release we need to help immigrants at the shelters, bus station, and international bridges.