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Immigrant Justice

Date Filed

April 14, 2005

Class action lawsuit against forestry company for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections, and for other violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

Features and Stories
April 01, 2005

Minuteman volunteers plan to conduct armed patrols to act as a "blocking force" against the "invasion" of undocumented immigrants from south of the border.

Features and Stories
March 18, 2005

An immigrant woman ordered to learn English by a Tennessee judge or risk losing parental rights to her child is being aided by the Center's legal team.

Features and Stories
March 04, 2005

The Center's Immigrant Justice Project, a new legal initiative focused on the working conditions of farmworkers and other immigrants, works to protect the rights of immigrants throughout the Southeast.

Features and Stories
January 05, 2005

The Immigrant Justice Project has been created to fight for the rights of immigrant workers in the Southeast, where conditions are worst in the nation and workers are routinely exploited.

Immigrant Justice

Date Filed

March 29, 2004

Linda Barrera Cano, 11, was taken from her mother, Felipa Barrera, and placed in foster care after her immigrant mother was ordered to learn English in six months or risk losing her daughter.

Immigrant Justice

Date Filed

February 19, 2002

Each year, thousands of immigrant children are detained and deported. Alone, unable to speak English, and without lawyers, they wait in detention centers to learn their fate. The Center filed a groundbreaking lawsuit to establish their right to legal representation, but the case was dismissed. The district court ruled that children do not have a legal right to an attorney during removal proceedings.

Immigrant Justice
Landmark Case

Date Filed

December 31, 1996

Prior to a Center suit, Alabama immigrants seeking to obtain their state driver's license were turned away or asked to complete the English-only tests. Although the case was ultimately lost on appeal, due to the Center's lawsuit Alabama now offers the driver's license test in eight foreign languages.

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