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August 15, 2017

STATEMENT: On the fifth anniversary of DACA, we are fighting for immigrant youth

For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Contact: Melissa Martinez Phone: 210.867.3506 Email: melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org STATEMENT: On the fifth anniversary of DACA, we are fighting for immigrant youth Austin, TX — Today marks 5 years since immigrant youth first applied for protection through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program....

August 9, 2017

STATEMENT: Judge rules that Texas case against SB4 “lacks standing”

In a victory against the discriminatory “show me your papers” Senate Bill 4, Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the preemptive lawsuit that Texas filed against Travis County and others in federal court in Austin the same day that Governor Greg Abbott signed SB4 into law. ...

July 19, 2017

RELEASE: Federal judge orders State of Texas to address prison heat

For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Contact: Zenen Jaimes Perez, Communications Director Phone: 512.474.5073 ext. 116 Email: zenen@texascivilrightsproject.org RELEASE: Federal judge orders State of Texas to address prison heat TCRP, alongside Edwards Law, sued for more humane conditions on behalf of six inmates at the Wallace Pack Unit near Houston Read...

June 20, 2017

RELEASE: San Antonio youth move to sue Texas to stop SB4

MOVE San Antonio joined litigation to challenge the “show me your papers” law, Senate Bill 4. Represented by the Texas Civil Rights Project, the organization joins the consolidated case, City of Cenizo, et al. v. the State of Texas, et al....