1991 – Challenging Abuse to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

1991 – Challenging Abuse to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Timelines: National Health Law Program Timeline

In an attempt to scare and harass members of the immigrant community in southern Texas, the McAllen Medical Center equipped their security guards with uniforms that were identical to the uniforms worn by Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). They stationed these guards by the emergency room and labor and delivery areas. The National Health Law Program filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Office and the hospital quickly changed the uniforms.

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