Tag: civil rights

Brownsville Civil Rights Case Reversed By Fifth Circuit

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the city of Brownsville, in a case that dates back 11 years. The court of appeals ruled that George Alvarez’s rights were not violated in a 2005 case, after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony. Judgement on the 2005 case has been reversed. Details provided in a lawsuit state that in November 2005, Brownsville police arrested George Alvarez on suspicion of burglary and public intoxication, while in a holding cell, he allegedly got into an altercation with a detective and was charged with assault on...

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Local Lawsuit Filed Against SB4

RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with Senate Bill Four which continues generating arguments within civil rights and pro-immigrant organizations who say this new law violates U.S. Constitution. Tonight we speak with how local organizations are fighting back – in hopes the law won’t go into effect September 1st. Another lawsuit has been filed against Senate Bill Four– just weeks after Governor Abbott signed it into law. These are documents filed today by the El Paso County, Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, and the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund against Senate Bill Four, also known as the...

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Officials React to Abbott Signing SB4

Texas (KFXV) — Reactions to this new law that is sparking controversy not just amongst pro-immigrant organizations but, police department around the state and locally. The law– signed and broadcasted via Facebook– is giving local officials the power to act as immigration agents. But while the law is causing commotion, some believe it’s time laws are followed. Immigration attorneys, expressing their disappointment at Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of Senate Bill four. The law allows local agencies to work with I.C.E and gives them power to ask residents– who are detained– about their immigration status. Not doing so, could lead...

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Civil Rights Organization launches Border Wall Rights Campaign

Texas civil rights organization is launching a campaign for informing border landowners who could be affected by the border wall about their rights. This campaign stems from president Trump’s executive order which would require building a bigger border wall. “They have the right to be paid just compensation from the government. In addition, our litigation campaign entails representing as many of these land owners as possible and fighting against the government to make sure the government is complying with all the requirements.” – Efren Olivares However attorney Efren Olivares with the Texas civil rights organization says there are still cases...

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