Last night, President Donald Trump once again insisted that the immigrants he is targeting for deportation are criminals.
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Proposed changes to a cultural exchange program used by thousands of foreign college students who spend the summer living and working in the United States do not go far enough to protect them from exploitation, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in comments submitted to the U.S. State Department today.
The SPLC and a broad coalition of advocates and legal scholars today urged Florida’s Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners to uphold a county resolution that has saved millions of tax dollars and improved community relations with police by not requiring officers to detain people for immigration authorities in county jails.
An Alabama poultry processing plant has been fined almost $30,000 for unsafe work conditions found by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the Southern Poverty Law Center filed an administrative complaint that described how the company ignored – and even fired – workers who complained about the conditions.
A federal judge has approved a final settlement between the SPLC and R&A Oyster Company, a Gulf Coast seafood company that employed Mexican guest workers who claimed in the suit that they were underpaid.
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to deport up to 3 million people, an investigation of immigrant detention centers in the South has found that detainees are routinely denied their due process rights and frequently endure inhumane conditions in isolated facilities that have little oversight from the federal government.
A ruling by a federal appeals court this week that might benefit immigrant workers taking legal action against abusive employers drew from the findings of two SPLC reports that examined the abuse immigrant workers face in the food industry.
In response to a complaint by the SPLC, the for-profit company that operates the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia has installed a long-delayed videoconferencing system so that detained immigrants can speak to their attorneys.
When hiring, resorts such as Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago have found a way to discriminate against women, older workers, people with disabilities and, more broadly, people who don't have the "look" they want. As the law stands, they'll probably get away with it.
After one of the nation’s leading poultry producers discriminated against employees with disabilities, the SPLC filed charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC against the company, Wayne Farms. The SPLC represents three former...