Among the Texas Civil Rights Project
's chief concerns was that Texans who faced delays and were unable to cast their ballots in the voting window before work would not be able to return before polls closed at 7 p.m.
For their work on this case, Ralph Miller and Nathan White received a Kristi Couvillon Pro Bono Award from the Texas Civil Rights Project
for protecting civil rights in Texas at the 25th Annual Bill of Rights Dinner on November 14, 2015.
The Texas Civil Rights Project
also claimed the closure of the on-campus polling site violated two portions of the Texas election code -- one that limits the number of temporary polling places in a county commissioner's precinct to maintain balance between precincts and another that regulates the number of polling locations that must be set up for a voting precinct.
Stephanie Schweitzer from the Texas Civil Rights Project
will discuss immigration at the nation's southern border.
Over the last month, lawyers for the Texas Civil Rights Project
have talked to more than 380 immigrant parents in courtrooms whose children have been taken from them, in an attempt to ensure that there is some documentation of the separation.
"It really worries me that this corporation is sort of privatizing the police department to become bounty hunters - and pay Vigilant for the privilege," says Yang, who serves as the legal director for the Texas Civil Rights Project
. "It seems to me that this will put the burden unfairly on those who can least afford it.
In a letter sent to the county Thursday evening, lawyers with the Texas Civil Rights Project
-- on behalf of two Texas State students, MOVE Texas Action Fund and the League of Women Voters of Hays County -- demanded that the county reopen the early voting location on campus and add an Election Day voting site to avoid a lawsuit.
"The government talking points were that they had reunified those families that were eligible and that was that," says Laura PeA[+ or -]a, a visiting attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project
. "That's not the case."
"We have had reports of parents having a hard time getting through, having to wait a long time to talk, and then only being allowed to talk for a few minutes with their children," said EfrA[c]n Olivares, a director at the Texas Civil Rights Project
, a legal advocacy group.
"We're concerned about that, so hopefully the government will provide specific answers to those questions," said Natalia Cornelio, a director with the Texas Civil Rights Project
, an advocacy group that has interviewed hundreds of undocumented immigrants separated from their children during President Trump's recent "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
Olivares, a racial and economic justice director for the Texas Civil Rights Project
But minutes before the judge arrived, their cases were removed from the docket and they were not charged, according to the Texas Civil Rights Project
, whose lawyers were on hand for the proceedings.