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Family Separation Crisis

National — June, 2018

Our Hermandad is deeply concerned with the current administration’s decision to separate undocumented children from their families. We not only empathize with the sadness and frustration this causes for Hermanos and members of our community but stand firmly in solidarity with immigrant families. La Unidad Latina believes it is important to not remain silent when our communities are under attack. During these turbulent times, we encourage, empower, and support Hermanos’ collective action against human rights violations and the separation of children from their parents. Let us continue to unite together and tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time.

The family separation crisis is not over. Wednesday’s signed executive order does little to make immediately clear whether, or when, detained children will be reunited with their parents. It also potentially places children in more harmful spaces as adult facilities are threatening and unfit for children. Separating children from their family is not a political stance, it is inhumane. La Unidad Latina calls for a stop to all practices that hurt the physical and psychological well-being of children and urge public servants to create policies that are aligned with our values as a nation.

Hermanos and community members are encouraged to take immediate action. Below are some resources that are readily available.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional resources or how you can get involved.

Closure of Epsilon Chapter

Nationwide — May 2018

For Immediate Release May 2, 2018
Contact: Cesar Escovar, National President

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. Closes Epsilon Chapter

In the wake of an investigation conducted by the fraternity and upon careful consideration by the Board of Directors, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. will close its Epsilon Chapter, effective immediately. As a governing body, the Board of Directors is charged with ensuring the long term vision and direction of the organization. It is through this sense of obligation that the Board was required to consider this unprecedented scenario. There was no one incident, or action, that led to this judgement.

Over the course of several months, the Board of Directors held a series of deep and carefully considered discussions. This included a comprehensive report that considered not just the challenges currently attributed to Epsilon Chapter, but its entire history, both positive and negative. After much consideration, the Board of Directors rendered a unanimous decision.

This was not an easy decision to reach. The Board of Directors, with a sense of great sorrow and loss, had to make a decision that best reflected the interests of La Fraternidad. We will work with Hermanos of the Epsilon Chapter to help facilitate the transition during this unfortunate time.