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August 16, 2006

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.

Features and Stories
August 16, 2006

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.

Features and Stories
July 25, 2006

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.

Features and Stories
July 10, 2006

An ordinance designed to penalize undocumented immigrants, under consideration by the Avon Park, Fla., city council, raises serious constitutional issues and will likely lead to protracted litigation.

Features and Stories
May 25, 2006

A federal court in Tennessee this week issued an emergency protective order against Superior Forestry Service Inc. after its agent threatened to have two Mexican workers deported in retaliation for their participation in the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit against the company.

Features and Stories
May 16, 2006

Alvaro Hernandez-Lopez traveled from his home in Guatemala to work in the United States. Like hundreds of other "guest workers," he performs backbreaking, often dangerous, forestry work in the pinelands across the South.

Features and Stories
May 03, 2006

Migrant farmworker Olivia Tamayo, who endured sexual harassment in the workplace for six years before winning a verdict against her employer, was honored with the first Esperanza Award at a ceremony in Wimauma, Fla.

Features and Stories
April 25, 2006

Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys on Friday filed a lawsuit designed to force one of the nation's largest food providers to take responsibility for mistreatment of its workers.

Immigrant Justice

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April 21, 2006

Migrant farmworkers in south Georgia claimed they were grossly underpaid while working for subsidiaries of the food giant Del Monte Fresh Produce. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit to recover the wages. A confidential settlement agreement was reached in the case. The defendants did not admit liability.

 

Features and Stories
April 12, 2006

A new tragedy is unfolding in New Orleans. Immigrants doing backbreaking clean-up are being ruthlessly exploited while big companies hide behind subcontractors and line their pockets with public money. Meanwhile, the Bush administration looks the other way, just like it did in the days after Katrina hit.

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