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Executive Action on Immigration

Executive Action on Immigration

We will continue to fight for those immigrants left unprotected, as well as the residents of our border communities, who continue to face life amidst the tools and language of war.

Nov 21, 2014     Comments Off
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City of Houston Subpoenas of Sermons: Statement from the ACLU of Texas

City of Houston Subpoenas of Sermons: Statement from the ACLU of Texas

The following is a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas regarding the City of Houston’s recent subpoenas to pastors opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Oct 17, 2014     Comments Off
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Full Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Law Blocking Abortion Access Across Texas

Full Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Law Blocking Abortion Access Across Texas

The full U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declined to reconsider the constitutionality of a portion of a Texas law blocking access to abortion across large parts of the state.

Oct 9, 2014     Comments Off
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Innocent Man Released from Prison after Nine Years, Four on Death Row

Innocent Man Released from Prison after Nine Years, Four on Death Row

Manuel Velez was sentenced to death due to injustices that continue to plague our justice system; only luck saved his life.

Oct 8, 2014     Comments Off
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Fifth Circuit Deals Blow to Texas Women; Only 7 Health Centers to Remain

Fifth Circuit Deals Blow to Texas Women; Only 7 Health Centers to Remain

Only seven women’s health centers for the state’s more than 5.5 million women of reproductive age.

Oct 2, 2014     Comments Off
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ICE Opening Additional Detention Facility in Texas

ICE Opening Additional Detention Facility in Texas

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that it will open and operate a new family detention center in Dilley, Texas in response to the influx of families apprehended along the southwest border.

Sep 22, 2014     Comments Off
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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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