HOUSTON — The ACLU of Texas announced today the appointment of its new legal director Andre Segura. A native Houstonian, Mr. Segura has played a key role in the ACLU’s resistance to President Trump’s executive orders aimed at establishing a Muslim ban, attacking sanctuary cities, and expanding immigration enforcement. His practice has centered on police reforms and immigration enforcement abuses, and his notable cases include the ongoing challenge to Texas’s SB 4 and a class action lawsuit demonstrating at trial that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office maintained a pattern and practice of racial profiling.
“We’re delighted to welcome Andre back to his home state of Texas, where there’s no shortage of work for experienced civil rights attorneys,” said Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas. “Everyone deserves a fair shot at living freely, equally, and with dignity, and with Andre’s drive and keen legal mind, Texans will have a stout ally in their corner.”
Mr. Segura previously served as a senior staff attorney for the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the ACLU’s national office in New York. As legal director, Mr. Segura will manage a staff of attorneys dedicated to securing and protecting the civil rights and liberties of Texans.
“With the state legislature’s full frontal assault on the civil liberties of immigrants, women and LGBT Texans this session, Texas continues to be ground zero in the battle over many of our most cherished civil rights and liberties.,” said Andre Segura, legal director for the ACLU of Texas. “My staff and I look forward to meeting the considerable challenges that lie ahead and working towards a Texas that treats everyone fairly and equally.”