A federal court has ordered a Georgia forestry company to pay $11.8 million to 4,000 foreign guestworkers who were cheated out of wages while employed by the company – the largest court award to date on behalf of guestworkers.
A federal judge has blocked a discriminatory college tuition policy in Florida that the SPLC challenged on behalf of U.S. citizens living in the state but forced to pay out-of-state tuition because they were unable to prove their parents’ federal immigration status.
A U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit filed this week is an important “wake-up call” for Mississippi leaders to end a school-to-prison pipeline that harms children, mostly those of color, by pushing them into the juvenile justice system as a means of enforcing school discipline, the SPLC said today.
The Southern Poverty Law Center urged Illinois’ East Aurora School Board today not to bow to pressure from an anti-gay hate group by rescinding a policy protecting transgender and gender nonconforming students and employees from harassment and discrimination.
The Southern Poverty Law Center marked National Coming Out Day by filing a complaint today against a Chicago-area social worker who offers conversion therapy services – a dangerous and unethical practice that proponents claim can change a person’s sexual orientation.
El Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) demandó al Departamento de Educación del Estado de Alabama el día de hoy después de que el Departamento rehusó el proporcionar registros escolares mostrando el impacto que la ley anti inmigrante ha tenido en cuanto al acceso de educación pública entre los estudiantes latinos.
It lasted for only a few days last fall, but school officials in Alabama were required by the state’s anti-immigrant law to ask families about their immigration status when they enrolled their children in school.
A federal judge has denied a request by the Birmingham Police Department in Alabama to dismiss a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center filed against the department for its brutal use of pepper spray against the city’s public school students.
A juvenile detention center in Hattiesburg, Miss., has made “little or no headway” in addressing the dangerous conditions that led to an SPLC lawsuit – even though nearly a year has passed since officials settled the suit with promises to stop the abuse and neglect of children, a court-appointed monitor has found.