With Republicans sensing a tide of public anger bearing down on them in the mid-term congressional elections, President Bush and his allies are once again raising the specter of foreign terrorists attacking Americans on our own soil if we pull our troops out of Iraq.

A year after Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, migrant workers recruited from other states and countries to revive the city are still being systematically underpaid and exploited.

Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans one year ago and much of the city hasn't been rebuilt. Workers imported from other states and countries to rebuild the city are underpaid and exploited by government-hired contractors.

The Southern Poverty Law Center charged today that a New Orleans hotel chain violated federal labor standards by firing the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging the exploitation of Latin American guestworkers who were recruited to fill jobs vacated by Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

The Southern Poverty Law Center today sued one of New Orleans' wealthiest hotel owners on behalf of Latin American immigrants who were lured through false promises and charged thousands of dollars in fees to fill jobs held by New Orleanians prior to Hurricane Katrina.

A federal judge in New Orleans sanctioned a forestry company after finding it exploited the judicial process by continually flouting court orders to turn over information to Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys.

Forty members of Congress today asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (PDF) to investigate racist extremism in the military and discharge soldiers who participate in white supremacist activities.

The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday praised the Avon Park, Fla., city council for rejecting an ordinance designed to punish undocumented immigrants as well as businesses that hire them and landlords who rent to them.

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby has written to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressing concern about racist extremists serving in the military and urging him to adopt a zero tolerance policy.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week to renew key elements of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law outlawing poll taxes, literacy tests and other tactics designed to keep blacks from casting ballots.