Press Releases

U.S. Department of Justice Urged to Investigate Health & Safety Problems, Education Deficiencies in Texas Youth Commission Facilities
Immigration Judges Should Halt Proceedings Against Noncitizens with Serious Mental Disabilities
Amicus Brief Supporting Termination of Immigration Removal Proceedings
Michael Morton Act Working After First Year of Implementation
Texas Appleseed, Texas Defender Service Report Examines Policies & Practices
April 8, 2015
New Report Finds Inconsistent and Unfair Texas Truancy Policies Disproportionately Hurt Low-Income Kids and Students of Color
Judges Are Using Questionable Sanctions in Response to Truancy Charges, Including Forcing Students to Drop Out of School and Take the GED
March 5, 2015
HUD Opens Civil Rights Compliance Review of League City, Texas
Texas Appleseed-MALDEF complaint against city for banning child refugees drives HUD review
October 22, 2014
New Data Documents the Practices Payday Lenders Use to Bypass the Military Lending Act
New DOD MLA proposed rules will protect troops from predatory lending, Veterans remain susceptible
September 26, 2014
Newly Discovered 1033 Military Surplus Records Show School Districts Around the Country are Receiving Advance Military Equipment
Education and Civil Rights Groups Call for an End to Militarization of K-12 School Police
September 15, 2014
Texas Appleseed and MALDEF File Federal Complaint Challenging League City Resolution that Bans Child Refugees
First in the nation to directly confront municipal efforts to prohibit housing of child refugees
July 22, 2014
Push to Rein in Predatory Payday and Auto Title Lending Gains Momentum
Ordinances limiting usurious loans now cover over 7 million Texans in 18 Texas cities
June 25, 2014
New Video Series Aids Texas Youth Charged with Class C Misdemeanors
Justice of the Peace judge appears in video to offer guidance, background
May 2, 2014

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