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Immigrant Justice
February 17, 2015

A federal jury in an SPLC case today awarded $14 million in compensatory and punitive damages to five Indian guest workers who were defrauded and exploited in a labor trafficking scheme engineered by a Gulf Coast marine services company, an immigration lawyer and an Indian labor recruiter who lured hundreds of workers to a Mississippi shipyard with false promises of permanent U.S. residency. 

Hate & Extremism
February 17, 2015

Before sentencing three young white men for their roles in a horrific hate crime that claimed the life of a 47-year-old black man in Mississippi, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves last week gave a remarkable speech examining Mississippi’s violent racial history and the terror of lynchings in the United States.

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