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March 01, 2011

The Immigrant Justice Project, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is a legal initiative that defends labor rights and civil rights in the Southeastern United States. It has extensive experience in this field, and has ample resources to use in confronting injustice.

Features and Stories
January 30, 2011

With January serving as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, it’s important to recognize the extent of this horrific practice. Research at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that at any given time in the United States, 10,000 or more people are enduring forced labor.

Features and Stories
January 24, 2011

Harsh anti-immigrant laws enacted in communities across the country – promoted by national nativist organizations that want to severely limit immigration – have burdened taxpayers with millions in legal expenses, inflamed racial tensions and devastated businesses.

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January 07, 2011

Since 2007, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in Nashville, Tenn., had the power to enforce immigration law through the federal 287(g) program, even though the metropolitan government designated the Nashville Police Department as the primary law enforcement agency. The Southern Poverty Law Center joined a federal lawsuit to end the 287(g) agreement because it violated state and local laws.

Features and Stories
November 23, 2010

This week, as we celebrate our nation’s bounty and give thanks for the blessings in our lives, most of us probably won’t think very much about the people who do the backbreaking labor that puts food on our plates. We should.

Features and Stories
November 16, 2010

Mujeres inmigrantes indocumentadas en la industria alimenticia en los Estados Unidos rutinariamente soportan acoso sexual, robos en sus salarios y otros abusos mientras proveen un agotador trabajo que produce la comida que millones de Americanos comen todos los días, esto de acuerdo a un reporte publicado hoy por el Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Features and Stories
November 15, 2010

Tuscarora Yarns Inc. pondrá en práctica una política mejorada sobre acoso sexual como resultado de una demanda presentada por el Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) en nombre de una trabajadora latina de la fábrica quien fue abusada y brutalizada sexualmente por el gerente de la planta después de haber ella reportado previamente a los funcionarios de la empresa del acoso sexual. Estos importantes cambios son parte de un acuerdo en el que la empresa de hilados también acordó pagar $230.000 dólares para resolver las denuncias de acoso sexual.

Features and Stories
November 15, 2010

Tuscarora Yarns Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, N.C. will enforce an improved sexual harassment policy as the result of a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on behalf of a Latina factory worker who was sexually assaulted and brutalized by the plant manager after she had earlier reported his sexual harassment to officials at the company.