Collaborating with our counterparts at the Immigrants’ Rights Project, the ACLU of Texas filed an amicus brief in support of United States citizens trying to obtain birth certificates and being denied because of their parents’ immigration status. The brief argued that right to citizenship by virtue of their birth in the United States is enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment and cannot be abridged. 

To view the amicus brief, go to:

To view the complaint filed by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Texas Civil Rights Project, and South Texas Civil Rights Project, go to:


W.D. Texas

Case number

No. 15-cv-00446