UTRGV Police to uphold SB 4 law

Edinburg – UTRGV campus police may uphold the newly signed SB 4 bill, which will take effect September 1st. Recently, questions arose as to what University law enforcement will do in regards to the verification of someones immigration status. Under the SB 4 bill, law enforcement may face disbarment of state funding if they do not comply with the anti-sanctuary city law.

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LUPE set to confront City of Mission Mayor over border wall comments

The mayors comments in support of a border wall drew criticism from local open border groups.

Mission –  A delegation from LUPE (La Union del Pueblo Entero) are set to arrive today at Mission City Hall to present a petition to Mission Mayor Beto Salinas objecting to comments he made to the Washington Post, regarding his support of the border wall.  In addition, LUPE is petitioning the Mayor to retract his support, demanding that he, and the city council draft a resolution to oppose the border wall. Members of the Objective Watchers of the Legal System (OWLS), and supporters of border security will also attend to voice their support for Mr. Salinas.  The highly suggestive image below, created by LUPE, seeks to draw parallels between President Trump and Mayor Salinas.


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Governor Abbott signs ban on “sanctuary cities” local pro illegal immigration groups react

The bill, signed on Facebook Live, served as crushing blow to local pro-illegal immigration groups, who were quick to condemn the signing.

Austin – Governor Greg Abbot (R) signed into law, SB 4, an anti-sanctuary cities bill that would outlaw municipalities and county governments from creating legislation that would serve to protect and harbor illegal immigrants.  Abbots signed the bill after clearing both chambers of the Texas Legislature four days ago, and opted to mark the occasion by signing the bill on Facebook Live, rather than a traditional signing surrounded by the press. The law is scheduled to take effect September 1, 2017.

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May Day: Local organizations plan “Day without an Immigrant” protest

In addition to illegal immigrants, members of all alleged suppressed minority groups are encouraged to skip work tomorrow to protest immigration and labor laws.

Local – Local pro-illegal immigration advocacy groups, particularly La Union de Pueblo Entero (LUPE), are calling on the local community to join with them in skipping work to protest with a “Day Without an Immigrant.”  May Day, as the protest is commonly referred to has its origins as far back as late 1800’s, in which workers protested and striked for proper wages, labor hours, and working conditions.

In 2006, the May Day protested shifted to focus primarily on illegal immigration issues, particularly for total amnesty for the nations 11 million illegal immigrants.  Open border supporters believe protest is needed more so now that immigration authorities are now been empowered to enforce United States immigration laws and especially since the State of Texas has cleared a path for SB 4, which would outlaw sanctuary cities.  Continue reading “May Day: Local organizations plan “Day without an Immigrant” protest”

Lack of Confidence for Hidalgo County Judge Race Leaves Door Open For Wildcard Candidates

Edinburg – After being elected three times as Hidalgo County Judge, Ramon Garcia has finally decided to give up the gavel.  Garcia had cited interest in returning to law full time as primary reason to not seek a re-election bid. Despite Garcia’s intent on whether to run, a slew of established challengers hovered from above, seeking their own bid on a highly coveted position. Continue reading “Lack of Confidence for Hidalgo County Judge Race Leaves Door Open For Wildcard Candidates”

LUPE Offers No Solutions on Illegal Immigration

Ever since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, LUPE, a local community organization that advocates for illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley, has been busy.  In fact, to say LUPE has just been “busy” would be a vast understatement.  With a Republican controlled congress, Trumps campaign promises of a “Great Border Wall”, and illegal immigration crackdown transcends primary populist rhetoric to the new realities of the Trump America. Meanwhile, LUPE views Trumps immigration stance as oppressive and inherently racist, singling out particularly the Hispanic community.

As Trumps policies began to be enacted through Executive Orders, LUPE responded by forming a resistance movement. With this, they developed a website filled with information on combating any and all forms of enforcement of our illegal immigration laws.  Despite Donald Trump losing by 3 million in the popular vote, primarily from the state of California, Mr. Trump won the plurality of states and counties throughout the United States, including regions that have traditionally gone Democratic. With immigration being one of Mr. Trump’s biggest campaign selling point, there’s little doubt that the majority of Americans finally want to see a solution to the immigration issue.  All while President Trump begins to offer some solutions, LUPE has remained quiet on what actually should be done about illegal immigration. Continue reading “LUPE Offers No Solutions on Illegal Immigration”

Prop 1- Hospital District. What could have been!

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Let this serve as a reminder that although the Hidalgo County Hospital District was obliterated at the polls. There is always that chance that 50 signatures will once again be gathered, placed before Hidalgo Commissioners, and back on the ballot in future elections. Continue reading “Prop 1- Hospital District. What could have been!”

LUPE Host Film Screening.  Spams Pro Health Tax Ads!

McAllen, TX –  LUPE, a local illegal immigration advocacy group, hosted a free screening of “America Divided.”  The film, an EPIX original picture, which chronicles inequality in the United States from the perspective of wealthy and privileged celebrities, was screened at Historic Cine El Rey on Tuesday.   Never to let a good opportunity to stump go to waste, LUPE previewed not 1, not 2, not even 3, but 4 times an ad for supporting Proposition 1 and all before the feature film began. Continue reading “LUPE Host Film Screening.  Spams Pro Health Tax Ads!”