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ACLU Requests Investigation of AISD for Discrimination at Two Schools

ACLU Requests Investigation of AISD for Discrimination at Two Schools

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights should investigate the Austin ISD for unlawful sex and racial discrimination against students in two of the city’s lowest-income middle schools.

Sep 3, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU Seeks Clemency for Innocent, Terminally Ill Death-Row Inmate

ACLU Seeks Clemency for Innocent, Terminally Ill Death-Row Inmate

Max has spent the last 34 years on death row for crimes he didn't commit. The State of Texas knows this and refuses to act.

Aug 13, 2014     Comments Off
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Comment on State Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee Hearing

Comment on State Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee Hearing

There are only two kinds of additional boots on the ground needed in the Valley: humanitarian agencies like the Red Cross and more administrative and judicial personnel.

Aug 5, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Gov. Perry’s Deployment of 1,000 National Guard Troops to Rio Grande Valley

ACLU Comment on Gov. Perry’s Deployment of 1,000 National Guard Troops to Rio Grande Valley

Gov. Rick Perry today announced plans to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops in response to the increase in unaccompanied immigrant children.

Jul 22, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU of Texas Comment on Fifth Circuit Ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas

ACLU of Texas Comment on Fifth Circuit Ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas

The simple fact is, college graduates are better prepared to serve our diverse state when the academic environment includes people from all walks of life and with different life experiences.

Jul 15, 2014     Comments Off
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Border Reality Checkpoint Actions from California to Texas Demand Reforms of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Border Reality Checkpoint Actions from California to Texas Demand Reforms of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Day of action to simultaneously deploy "Border Reality Checkpoints."

Jul 9, 2014     Comments Off
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Comment on Texas Vigilante Groups

Comment on Texas Vigilante Groups

A group identifying itself as a coalition of “Patriots,” has called on civilian militia members to assist in a militia operation called “Secure our Border – Laredo” at the Texas-Mexico border.

Jul 7, 2014     Comments Off
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ACLU and El Paso Hospital Settle Body Cavity Search Lawsuit for $1.1 Million

ACLU and El Paso Hospital Settle Body Cavity Search Lawsuit for $1.1 Million

The University Medical Center of El Paso and emergency room physicians have paid a New Mexico woman $1.1 million for their role in the traumatic body cavity searches she suffered at the facility

Jul 7, 2014     Comments Off
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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Field Hearing at South Texas College

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Field Hearing at South Texas College

Today, Texas Governor Rick Perry will testify at the House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing entitled “Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors.”

Jul 3, 2014     Comments Off
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Fifth Circuit Says Border Patrol Agent Accountable for Death of Mexican Youth

Fifth Circuit Says Border Patrol Agent Accountable for Death of Mexican Youth

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a case challenging the callus and unwarranted shooting of a 15-year-old child by a Border Patrol agent.

Jul 1, 2014     Comments Off
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