Case: Perales Serna v. Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit

1:15-cv-00446 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: May 26, 2015

Closed Date: 2017

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Case Summary

On May 26, 2015, a group of parents and guardians of children born in Texas, and a nonprofit advocacy organization, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Texas Civil Rights Project, the plaintiffs sued the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for declaratory and injunctive relief.The plaintiffs, all Mexican citizens, asked for the release of certified copies of their U.…

On May 26, 2015, a group of parents and guardians of children born in Texas, and a nonprofit advocacy organization, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Texas Civil Rights Project, the plaintiffs sued the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for declaratory and injunctive relief.

The plaintiffs, all Mexican citizens, asked for the release of certified copies of their U.S.-citizen children's birth certificates. The defendant had, according to the plaintiffs, recently changed longstanding regulations and was now refusing to accept official Mexican-issued identification (matricula consular) as proof of parents' identity and relationship with their children. Consequently, lacking birth certificates for their children, the plaintiffs could not prove their children's U.S. citizenship nor their parent-child relationships.

The plaintiffs claimed that the defendant was discriminating on the basis of national origin and only withholding the birth certificates because of the parents' immigration status and national origin. Further, the plaintiffs maintained, the defendants were interfering with exclusive federal authority over matters involving immigrants' documentation and diplomatic affairs with consulates issuing identity documents. Thus, the plaintiffs alleged, the defendant's actions violated the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Further, the plaintiffs alleged violations of the Texas State Administrative Procedures Act.

On July 22, DSHS moved to dismiss the complaint, claiming a lack of subject-matter jurisdiction under the Eleventh Amendment and the doctrine of state sovereign immunity, and failure to state a claim under the requirements of § 1983, preemption doctrine, and the Supremacy Clause. The plaintiffs responded on August 5, arguing that this case properly stated jurisdiction and a valid claim; the defendant replied on August 13.

On August 21, the plaintiffs moved for an emergency preliminary injunction. The plaintiffs argued that, without the birth certificates, the parents and children would suffer irreparable harm by being unable to access rights such as education, housing, and healthcare, to protect the children from deportation, to maintain family unity, and to ensure the children's ability to freely travel between other countries and the United States.

However, on October 16, 2015, Judge Pitman denied the plaintiffs' request for emergency application for a temporary injunction. Judge Pitman found that, although the plaintiffs had met the burden of showing irreparable harm to the children ("it simply begs credulity for Defendants to argue a birth certificate is not a vitally important document"), the plaintiffs had not demonstrated they would likely succeed on the merits. Regarding the Fourteenth Amendment claim, the state interest in preventing fraud in birth certificates might be found to justify disfavor of Mexican-consular identity documents. The plaintiffs had not shown they were likely to prevail on the preemption claim, because the state policy did not facially preempt federal immigration policy, and the state had a compelling interest in regulating birth certificates. 2015 WL 6118623 (W.D. Tex. Oct. 16, 2015).

The plaintiffs filed a fourth amended complaint on Mar. 29, 2016, adding additional plaintiffs from Mexico and Central America. Some parents possessed no acceptable documents, while some had presented one acceptable document but had been denied a birth certificate anyway.

The parties soon entered mediation and reached a private settlement agreement on July 22, 2016. According to news reports, Texas agreed to accept some identity documents that it had been rejecting, including Mexican voter identification cards presented with secondary identification. Parents from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras could also present consulate-issued documents. Texas also established a review process for rejected birth certificate applications and training for registrar officials issuing the certificates. The Court set a compliance monitoring period of nine months.

The Court dismissed the case with prejudice on May 9, 2017. This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Megan Giles (9/30/2016)

Ava Morgenstern (1/21/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Austin, Andrew W. (Texas)

Pitman, Robert Lee (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harbury, Jennifer K (Texas)

Harrington, James C (Texas)

Marziani, Mimi Murray Digby (Texas)

Olivares, Efren Carlos (Texas)

Van Dalen, Marinda (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Albright, Thomas A. (Texas)

Duke, John Earl (Texas)

Rietvelt, Marc (Texas)

Judge(s)

Austin, Andrew W. (Texas)

Pitman, Robert Lee (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Harbury, Jennifer K (Texas)

Harrington, James C (Texas)

Marziani, Mimi Murray Digby (Texas)

Olivares, Efren Carlos (Texas)

Van Dalen, Marinda (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Albright, Thomas A. (Texas)

Duke, John Earl (Texas)

Rietvelt, Marc (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Drazin, Cheryl R (Texas)

Espiritu, Nicholas David (California)

Freeman, Steve (New York)

Fuchs, Kimberly (Texas)

George, R. James (Texas)

Jones, Lauren (Texas)

Keaney, Melissa S. (California)

Kennedy, Peter D (Texas)

Kowalski, Daniel M (Texas)

Lein, David P (Texas)

Lewis, Gary L (Texas)

Raymond, Virginia Marie (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:15-cv-00446

Docket [PACER]

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

Docket
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1:15-cv-00446

Order [Denying Preliminary Injunction]

Perales Serna et al v. Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit et...

2015 WL 6118623, 2015 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 140919

Oct. 16, 2015

Oct. 16, 2015

Order/Opinion
1

1:15-cv-00446

Complaint

Sept. 18, 2016

Sept. 18, 2016

Complaint
49

1:15-cv-00446

Order [Filing a supplement for Live Testimony]

Sept. 18, 2016

Sept. 18, 2016

Order/Opinion
127

1:15-cv-00446

Fourth Amended Complaint

Sept. 28, 2016

Sept. 28, 2016

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4401575/perales-serna-v-texas-department-of-state-health-services-vital/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

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COMPLAINT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0542-7474658). No Summons requested at this time, filed by SZ, Luisa Ines Barragan Gutierrez, Nancy Garcia Castro, JM, KZPS, LM, LAB, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, YM, Maria Teran Uriegas. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/29/2015: # 2 Sealed Exhibit) (dm). (Entered: 05/26/2015)

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May 26, 2015

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Motion for leave to File Sealed Document (Attachments: # 1 Sealed Document, # 2 Proposed Order) (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

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Case Assigned to Judge Robert Pitman. CM WILL NOW REFLECT THE JUDGE INITIALS AS PART OF THE CASE NUMBER. PLEASE APPEND THESE JUDGE INITIALS TO THE CASE NUMBER ON EACH DOCUMENT THAT YOU FILE IN THIS CASE. (afd)

May 26, 2015

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Letters to Marinda Van Dalen and Efren C. Olivares re: Non-Admitted Status. (afd) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 2 Motion for Leave to File Sealed Document entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

May 27, 2015

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Efren Carlos Olicares ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 100024349) by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas. (dm) (Entered: 06/09/2015)

June 8, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 4 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by attorney Efren Carlos Olivares, entered by Judge Robert Pitman. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

June 10, 2015

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MOTION to Join Parties by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Complaint, # 2 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/10/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 5 Motion to Join Parties entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

June 11, 2015

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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit amending 1 Complaint,., filed by Nancy Garcia Castro, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Luisa Ines Barragan, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Brizeida Sanchez, Juana Gomez, Yveth Vega Diaz, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Diana Hernandez, Antonia Rodriguez, Flavia Garza, Javier Reyes, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Nancy Hernandez, Fany Ventura.(dm) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/16/2015: # 1 Sealed List of Names) (dm). (Entered: 06/11/2015)

June 11, 2015

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Motion for leave to File Sealed Document (Attachments: # 1 Sealed Document, # 2 Proposed Order) (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 7 Motion for Leave to File Sealed Document entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

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REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

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Summons Issued as to Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (dm) (Entered: 06/17/2015)

June 17, 2015

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REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/17/2015)

June 17, 2015

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Summons Reissued as to Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (dm) (Entered: 06/18/2015)

June 18, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 6 Amended Complaint,, by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 06/26/2015)

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June 26, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 12 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer entered by Judge Robert Pitman. Deft's responsive pleading due by July 22, 2015. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (jg)

June 26, 2015

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Reset Deadlines: Kirk Cole answer due 7/22/2015; Geraldine Harris answer due 7/22/2015; Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit answer due 7/22/2015. (dm)

June 26, 2015

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

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MOTION to Dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 07/22/2015)

July 22, 2015

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura, re 16 MOTION to Dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) filed by Defendant Geraldine Harris, Defendant Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, Defendant Kirk Cole (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 08/05/2015)

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Aug. 5, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by Cheryl R. Drazin. by Anti-Defamation League. (Attachments: # 1 Amicus Letter Brief)(dm) (Entered: 08/13/2015)

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Aug. 12, 2015

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 16 MOTION to Dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) filed by Defendant Geraldine Harris, Defendant Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, Defendant Kirk Cole (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 08/13/2015)

Aug. 13, 2015

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 19 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by Cheryl R. Drazin. filed by Amicus Anti-Defamation League (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 08/13/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 19 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

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AMICUS LETTER BRIEF by Anti-Defamation League. (dm) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

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MOTION to Amend Complaint by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Complaint, # 2 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 08/18/2015)

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Aug. 18, 2015

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NOTICE of Correction by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 08/18/2015)

Aug. 18, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Exceed Page Limitation by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 08/21/2015)

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Aug. 21, 2015

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Luisa Ines Barragan, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1**STRICKEN** Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/28/2015: # 3 Amended Exhibit 1, # 4 Amended Affidavit) (dm). Modified on 9/28/2015 (dm). (Entered: 08/21/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 24 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Aug. 24, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by United Mexican States. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Amicus Curiae Brief)(td) (Entered: 08/24/2015)

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Aug. 24, 2015

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 22 MOTION to Amend Complaint filed by Plaintiff Yveth Vega Diaz, Plaintiff Brizeida Sanchez, Plaintiff Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Plaintiff Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Plaintiff Luisa Ines Barragan, Plaintiff Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Plaintiff Flavia Garza, Plaintiff Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Plaintiff Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Plaintiff Fany Ventura, Plaintiff Antonia Rodriguez, Plaintiff Katerine Johana Portillo, Plaintiff Nancy Hernandez, Plaintiff Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Plaintiff Nancy Garcia Castro, Plaintiff Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Plaintiff Diana Hernandez, Plaintiff Javier Reyes, Plaintiff Juana Gomez (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 08/25/2015)

Aug. 25, 2015

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 08/25/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply entered by Judge Robert Pitman. Defendants' response to the motion for preliminary injunction is due on or before September 4, 2015. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

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ORDER DISMISSING 16 Motion to Dismiss ; GRANTING 22 Motion to Amend Complaint. Signed by Judge Robert Pitman. (dm) (Entered: 08/26/2015)

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SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit amending 6 Amended Complaint, filed by Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Javier Reyes, Fany Ventura, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Juana Gomez, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Nancy Hernandez, Leticia Torres, Cynthia Ibarra, Quenia Perez, Giovanna Castro, Katerine Johana Portillo, Luisa Ines Barragan, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Yveth Vega Diaz, Yesenia Cortez, Diana Hernandez, Eloina Palafox, Brizeida Sanchez, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Flavia Garza, Violeta Vega, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas.(dm) (Entered: 08/26/2015)

Aug. 26, 2015

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Third Party Motion for leave to File Sealed Document (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order) (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 31 Motion for Leave to File Sealed Document entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

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Sealed Table of Names. (dm) (Entered: 08/28/2015)

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 26 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief filed by Amicus United Mexican States (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 08/31/2015)

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DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 33 Response in Opposition to Motion, (dm) (Entered: 08/31/2015)

Aug. 31, 2015

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit CORRECTED 33 Response in Opposition to Motion, (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 08/31/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 26 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

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BRIEF in Support of 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by United Mexican States. (dm) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/4/2015: # 1 Corrected Affidavit) (dm). (Entered: 09/01/2015)

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ORDER, Set Motion Hearing for 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction ( Motion Hearing set for 10/2/2015 09:30 AM before Judge Robert Pitman,). Signed by Judge Robert Pitman. (dm) (Entered: 09/02/2015)

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MOTION for Leave to File Corrected Affidavit of Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez by United Mexican States. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(dm) (Entered: 09/03/2015)

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Sept. 2, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Exceed Page Limitation by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/03/2015)

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Text Order GRANTING 38 Motion for Leave to File Corrected Affidavit entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 4, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 39 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 4, 2015

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Amended MOTION to Dismiss by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/04/2015)

Sept. 4, 2015

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RESPONSE to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Yveth Vega Diaz, Plaintiff Brizeida Sanchez, Plaintiff Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Plaintiff Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Plaintiff Luisa Ines Barragan, Plaintiff Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Plaintiff Flavia Garza, Plaintiff Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Plaintiff Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Plaintiff Fany Ventura, Plaintiff Antonia Rodriguez, Plaintiff Katerine Johana Portillo, Plaintiff Nancy Hernandez, Plaintiff Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Plaintiff Nancy Garcia Castro, Plaintiff Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Plaintiff Diana Hernandez, Plaintiff Javier Reyes, Plaintiff Juana Gomez (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of Geraldine Harris, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Declaration of Victor Farinelli, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Declaration of Marc Allen Connelly, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Declaration of Stephanie Muth, # 5 Proposed Order)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/04/2015)

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Sept. 4, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, United Mexican States, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/06/2015)

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Sept. 6, 2015

Sept. 6, 2015

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43

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Exceed Page Limitation by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, United Mexican States, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/06/2015)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 6, 2015

Sept. 6, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 42 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply entered by Judge Robert Pitman. Plaintiffs' reply in support of the motion for preliminary injunction is due on or before September 18, 2015. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 43 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

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48

MOTION FOR LIVE TESTIMONY BY REMOTE MEANS by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/10/2015)

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Sept. 10, 2015

Sept. 10, 2015

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49

ORDER, Plaintiffs are directed to file a supplement to their motion addressing the necessity for the taking of live testimony at the hearing on their motion for preliminary injunction on or before September 17, 2015. Signed by Judge Robert Pitman. (dm) (Entered: 09/14/2015)

Sept. 14, 2015

Sept. 14, 2015

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50

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, United Mexican States, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/15/2015)

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Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

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51

Memorandum in Support of Motion for Video Testimony by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/15/2015)

Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

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MOTION for Hearing Scheduling and Live Testimony by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/15/2015)

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Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 50 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply entered by Judge Robert Pitman. Plaintiffs' response to Defendants' motion to dismiss and Plaintiffs' reply in support of their application for preliminary injunction are both due on oe before September 21, 2015. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 16, 2015

Sept. 16, 2015

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ORDER GRANTING 52 Motion for Hearing. Telephonic Conference set for 9/24/2015 10:15 AM before Judge Robert Pitman, Signed by Judge Robert Pitman. (dm) (Entered: 09/16/2015)

Sept. 16, 2015

Sept. 16, 2015

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54

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Daniel M. Kowalski ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-7791731) by Melissa S. Keaney on behalf of National Immigration Law Center. (Kowalski, Daniel) (Entered: 09/17/2015)

Sept. 17, 2015

Sept. 17, 2015

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MOTION to Join El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as Additional Amici Curiae by United Mexican States. (Raymond, Virginia) (Entered: 09/17/2015)

Sept. 17, 2015

Sept. 17, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 54 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by atty Melissa S. Keaney. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (jg)

Sept. 17, 2015

Sept. 17, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 55 Motion to Join. entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are hereby joined as additional amici curiae. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 18, 2015

Sept. 18, 2015

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RESPONSE to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 48 MOTION FOR LIVE TESTIMONY BY REMOTE MEANS filed by Plaintiff Eloina Palafox, Plaintiff Yveth Vega Diaz, Plaintiff Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Plaintiff Brizeida Sanchez, Plaintiff Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Plaintiff Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Plaintiff Luisa Ines Barragan, Plaintiff Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Plaintiff Flavia Garza, Plaintiff Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Plaintiff Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Plaintiff Yesenia Cortez, Plaintiff Giovanna Castro, Plaintiff Violeta Vega, Plaintiff Antonia Rodriguez, Plaintiff Katerine Johana Portillo, Plaintiff Leticia Torres, Plaintiff Nancy Hernandez, Plaintiff Cynthia Ibarra, Plaintiff Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Plaintiff Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Plaintiff Quenia Perez, Plaintiff Nancy Garcia Castro, Plaintiff Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Plaintiff Diana Hernandez, Plaintiff Javier Reyes, Plaintiff Juana Gomez (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/21/2015)

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Sept. 21, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

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RESPONSE to Motion, filed by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, El Salvador, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Guatemala, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Honduras, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, National Immigration Law Center, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, United Mexican States, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura, re 40 Amended MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendant Geraldine Harris, Defendant Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, Defendant Kirk Cole (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/21/2015)

Sept. 21, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

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58

Motion for leave to File Sealed Document (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Proposed Order) (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/21/2015)

Sept. 21, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

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59

REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura, re 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Yveth Vega Diaz, Plaintiff Brizeida Sanchez, Plaintiff Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Plaintiff Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Plaintiff Luisa Ines Barragan, Plaintiff Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Plaintiff Flavia Garza, Plaintiff Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Plaintiff Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Plaintiff Fany Ventura, Plaintiff Antonia Rodriguez, Plaintiff Katerine Johana Portillo, Plaintiff Nancy Hernandez, Plaintiff Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Plaintiff Nancy Garcia Castro, Plaintiff Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Plaintiff Diana Hernandez, Plaintiff Javier Reyes, Plaintiff Juana Gomez (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (STRICKEN), # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Harbury, Jennifer) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/22/2015: # 4 Sealed Exhibit C, # 5 Sealed Exhibit, # 6 Sealed Exhibit) (dm). (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/28/2015: # 7 Amended Exhibit 2) (dm). Modified on 9/28/2015 (dm (Entered: 09/21/2015)

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Sept. 21, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 58 Motion for Leave to File Sealed Document entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 22, 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

PACER
60

MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief of Texas Appleseed Foundation in Support of Plaintiffs' Application for Preliminary Injunction by Peter D. Kennedy. by Texas Appleseed Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brief)(Kennedy, Peter) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

1 Exhibit Brief

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Sept. 22, 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

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61

REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura, re 48 MOTION FOR LIVE TESTIMONY BY REMOTE MEANS filed by Plaintiff Eloina Palafox, Plaintiff Yveth Vega Diaz, Plaintiff Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Plaintiff Brizeida Sanchez, Plaintiff Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Plaintiff Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Plaintiff Luisa Ines Barragan, Plaintiff Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Plaintiff Flavia Garza, Plaintiff Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Plaintiff Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Plaintiff Yesenia Cortez, Plaintiff Giovanna Castro, Plaintiff Violeta Vega, Plaintiff Antonia Rodriguez, Plaintiff Katerine Johana Portillo, Plaintiff Leticia Torres, Plaintiff Nancy Hernandez, Plaintiff Cynthia Ibarra, Plaintiff Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Plaintiff Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Plaintiff Quenia Perez, Plaintiff Nancy Garcia Castro, Plaintiff Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Plaintiff Diana Hernandez, Plaintiff Javier Reyes, Plaintiff Juana Gomez (Harbury, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

Sept. 22, 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 60 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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ATTACHMENT Proposed Order to 60 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief of Texas Appleseed Foundation in Support of Plaintiffs' Application for Preliminary Injunction by Peter D. Kennedy. by Texas Appleseed Foundation. (Kennedy, Peter) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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63

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF in Support of 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Texas Appleseed Foundation. (dm) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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64

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief OF NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS EMERGENCY APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION by Melissa S. Keaney. by National Immigration Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Amicus Curiae Brief, # 2 Proposed Order)(Keaney, Melissa) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

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Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 64 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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65

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF regarding 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by National Immigration Law Center. (os) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

PACER
66

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by Adriana Pinon. by American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Brief, # 2 Proposed Order)(Pinon, Adriana) (Entered: 09/23/2015)

1 Exhibit Amicus Brief

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Sept. 23, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 66 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief entered by Judge Robert Pitman. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 24, 2015

Sept. 24, 2015

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67

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert Pitman: Status Conference held on 9/24/2015 (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.). (Court Reporter Joe Reynosa.)(dm) (Entered: 09/24/2015)

Sept. 24, 2015

Sept. 24, 2015

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68

BRIEF of Amici Curiae in Support of 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. (dm) (Entered: 09/24/2015)

Sept. 24, 2015

Sept. 24, 2015

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Text Order entered by Judge Robert Pitman DISMISSING 48 Motion for Live Testimony based on the agreement of the parties at the status conference conducted on September 24, 2015. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 25, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

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69

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Thomas A. Albright on behalf of Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/25/2015)

Sept. 25, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

PACER
70

Unopposed MOTION to Strike and Refile Certain Attachments (25-1, 59-1) by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amended 25-1 Pt 1, # 2 Exhibit Amended 25-1 Pt 2, # 3 Exhibit Amended 59-1, # 4 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Olivares, Efren) (Entered: 09/25/2015)

1 Exhibit Amended 25-1 Pt 1

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2 Exhibit Amended 25-1 Pt 2

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3 Exhibit Amended 59-1

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4 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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Sept. 25, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

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Text Order GRANTING 70 Motion to Strike And Refile Attachments entered by Judge Robert Pitman. The Court hereby STRIKES Attachment A to Plaintiffs Emergency Application for Preliminary Injunction (Dkt. 25-1) and Attachment A to Plaintiffs Reply to Defendants Response to Plaintiffs Application for a Preliminary Injunction (Dkt. 59-1). The Court further ORDERS that the Amended Attachments submitted with Dkt 70 be filed in their place. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (aemp)

Sept. 28, 2015

Sept. 28, 2015

PACER
71

REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 40 Amended MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendant Geraldine Harris, Defendant Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, Defendant Kirk Cole (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2015)

Sept. 28, 2015

Sept. 28, 2015

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72

MOTION to Dismiss Based on Lack of Standing and Mootness by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015

Sept. 29, 2015

PACER
73

SUPPLEMENT to 41 Response to Motion,,,, by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 5 - Declaration of Lonzo Kerr, # 2 Exhibit 5-1 - Local Registrar Handbook, # 3 Exhibit 5-2 - Letter and Application for B.R., # 4 Exhibit 6 - Affidavit of David Marx, # 5 Exhibit 6-1 - TEA Student Attendance Accounting Handbook, # 6 Exhibit 6-2 - TEA To the Administrator Addressed Letter, # 7 Exhibit 7 - Second Declaration of Stephanie Muth)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

1 Exhibit 5 - Declaration of Lonzo Kerr

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2 Exhibit 5-1 - Local Registrar Handbook

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3 Exhibit 5-2 - Letter and Application for B.R.

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4 Exhibit 6 - Affidavit of David Marx

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5 Exhibit 6-1 - TEA Student Attendance Accounting Handbook

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6 Exhibit 6-2 - TEA To the Administrator Addressed Letter

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7 Exhibit 7 - Second Declaration of Stephanie Muth

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Sept. 29, 2015

Sept. 29, 2015

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74

Opposed MOTION to Strike Decl. of L. Kerr or Alternatively to File Additional Affidavits by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Olivares, Efren) (Entered: 10/01/2015)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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Oct. 1, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015

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75

AFFIDAVIT in Support of 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Pls. Perez, Ibarra and Torres by Luisa Ines Barragan, Giovanna Castro, Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Yesenia Cortez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Flavia Garza, Juana Gomez, Diana Hernandez, Nancy Hernandez, Cynthia Ibarra, Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Eloina Palafox, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Quenia Perez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Javier Reyes, Antonia Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Brizeida Sanchez, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Leticia Torres, Violeta Vega, Yveth Vega Diaz, Fany Ventura. (Olivares, Efren) (Entered: 10/01/2015)

Oct. 1, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015

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76

DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 75 Affidavit in Support. (dm) (Entered: 10/02/2015)

Oct. 2, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015

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77

AFFIDAVIT in Support of 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Luisa Ines Barragan. (Olivares, Efren) (Entered: 10/02/2015)

Oct. 2, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015

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78

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert Pitman: Motion Hearing held on 10/2/2015 re 25 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Yveth Vega Diaz, Brizeida Sanchez, Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Luisa Ines Barragan, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Flavia Garza, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Fany Ventura, Antonia Rodriguez, Katerine Johana Portillo, Nancy Hernandez, Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Nancy Garcia Castro, Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Diana Hernandez, Javier Reyes, Juana Gomez (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.). (Court Reporter Joe Reynosa.)(dm) (Entered: 10/02/2015)

Oct. 2, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015

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79

RESPONSE to Motion, filed by Kirk Cole, Geraldine Harris, Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit, re 74 Opposed MOTION to Strike Decl. of L. Kerr or Alternatively to File Additional Affidavits filed by Plaintiff Eloina Palafox, Plaintiff Yveth Vega Diaz, Plaintiff Estrella De Jesus Cedillo Nieto, Plaintiff Brizeida Sanchez, Plaintiff Damaris Romero Hernandez de Reyes, Plaintiff Rosa Isela Garcia Naranjo, Plaintiff Luisa Ines Barragan, Plaintiff Juan Carlos Rodriguez Velasquez, Plaintiff Flavia Garza, Plaintiff Maria Isabel Perales Serna, Plaintiff Maria Del Rosario Teran Uriegas, Plaintiff Yesenia Cortez, Plaintiff Giovanna Castro, Plaintiff Violeta Vega, Plaintiff Fany Ventura, Plaintiff Antonia Rodriguez, Plaintiff Katerine Johana Portillo, Plaintiff Leticia Torres, Plaintiff Nancy Hernandez, Plaintiff Cynthia Ibarra, Plaintiff Marcelina Rangel Martinez, Plaintiff Paulina Nieto Ibarra, Plaintiff Quenia Perez, Plaintiff Nancy Garcia Castro, Plaintiff Marta Alicia Ibarra Luna, Plaintiff Diana Hernandez, Plaintiff Javier Reyes, Plaintiff Juana Gomez (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Proposed Order)(Albright, Thomas) (Entered: 10/06/2015)

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Oct. 6, 2015

Oct. 6, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 26, 2015

Closing Date: 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A group of immigrant parents and guardians of children in Texas

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

The State of Texas, State

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Supremacy Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Preliminary relief denied

Training

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Education

Government Services

Housing

Juveniles

Pattern or Practice

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Relative caretakers

School/University policies

Youth / Adult separation

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

National origin discrimination

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Benefit Source:

Medicaid

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Family Separation

Status/Classification

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties

U.S. citizenship - acquiring

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic