Guestworkers who come to the United States are routinely cheated out of wages; forced to mortgage their futures to obtain low-wage, temporary jobs; held virtually captive by employers who seize their documents; forced to live in squalid conditions; and denied medical benefits for injuries, according to a new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center today.

A jury trial in the SPLC's lawsuit on behalf of Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, beaten and left unconscious beside a road by a group of young white men, will begin April 17 in Linden, Texas.

A jury trial in the Center's lawsuit on behalf of Billy Ray Johnson, a mentally disabled black man who was taunted, beaten and left unconscious beside a road by a group of young white men, will begin April 17 in Linden, Texas.

The U.S. Justice Department today announced it is re-examining many of the unsolved murders from the civil rights era. The Center recently provided the FBI with information about the deaths of dozens of people who may have been victims of racially motivated killings.

The Center filed suit today against two Klansmen who savagely beat a teenage boy at a carnival in Kentucky last July.

To assist with the FBI's review of unresolved civil rights era murders, the Center has provided the bureau's Civil Rights Unit with information about the deaths of dozens of people who may have been victims of racially motivated killings.

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently joined 31 state attorneys general and more than 210 law enforcement, professional, education, civil rights, religious and civic organizations across the country in support of federal hate crime legislation.

Gold Kist reached a final settlement with OSHA requiring the poultry company to pay over $80,000 in fines for regularly exposing workers to dangerous working conditions.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lauded yesterday's arrest of a white former sheriff's deputy in one of the last major unsolved crimes of the civil rights era.

One of Florida's largest fruit and vegetable wholesalers has agreed to pay $215,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment in one of the few such lawsuits ever brought on behalf of farmworker women in the United States.