Belen B. Robles


Jose A. Estrada


Class Project

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

(U.S. Customs Inspector and National Vice President of LULAC) Mrs. Robles was born, raised, and educated in El Paso, Texas. Both of her parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico. Her father was originally from Juarez, Chih., Mexico, and her mother was origially from Zacatecas, Mexico, which she left during the Mexican Revolution. Mrs. Robles attended St. Mary's Parochial School, St. Joseph's High School, and Bowie High School. She is married and is the mother of two boys and one girl. She worked with the Dept. of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, for several years, and she is presently an inspector with the U.S. Customs Service.

Summary of Interview

Biography; experiences with discrimination; the Women's Liberation Movement; the Chicano Movement; her role as National Vice President of LULAC; extensive statement of the history of LULAC in El Paso and throughout the Southwest.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour 15 minutes

Tape Number

No. 222

Transcript Number

No. 222

Length of Transcript

31 pages

Date Transcribed



Jose A. Estrada

Interview Number

No. 222

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