The immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate contains important and long-sought reforms but fails to protect guest workers from abuse and exploitation.
This is a day that will long be remembered as a milestone in our nation’s march toward equality for all people. By striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court has said definitively that our government can no longer deny federal benefits to same-sex couples.

In its decision to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court brushed aside the considered judgment of a nearly unanimous Congress and opened the door to new forms of discrimination against minority voters.

As the U.S. Senate considers immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants, there is still a critical need for the legislation to reform the nation’s flawed guest worker program and protect these workers from exploitation. 

The SPLC urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights today to address human rights violations in U.S. poultry and meatpacking plants.

Exodus International, one of the leading conversion therapy networks in the world, announced that it is shutting down after years of promoting a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight. The SPLC today hailed the decision.

The SPLC has endorsed proposed rules that the U.S. Department of Labor will use to establish wages for low-skill, nonagricultural guest workers, noting that the regulations will help protect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.

A star high school student discovered that a discriminatory anti-immigrant policy would derail his college dreams. But with the SPLC’s intervention, his plans are back on track.

As the U.S. Senate deliberates Senate Bill 744 to reform the nation's immigration policies, the SPLC today unveiled an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of how U.S. companies are exploiting foreign guest workers. Advocates, researchers, policymakers and journalists can now access the Campaign for Guest Worker Justice online resource center for data, video, court cases and reports documenting the abuses faced by these workers.