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EEOC sues South Georgia Farm, Alleges Discrimination against U.S. Workers

From AJC.com, Jeremy Redmon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 28 Oct 2011. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a large South Georgia vegetable farm in federal court, alleging it discriminated against U.S. workers and fired them in favor of Mexican guest workers. Hamilton Growers/Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable Inc. also fired black American workers because … Continue reading

Mexican Worker Sues DeCoster for Discrimination

From KJOnline.com, Kennebec Journal, Ann S. Kim, 21 Sept 2011. Longtime employee: Workers treated as ‘virtual slaves’ at Maine egg operations PORTLAND, ME — A longtime employee of Jack DeCoster alleges in a federal lawsuit that Mexican-American workers at DeCoster’s Maine egg operations were treated as “virtual slaves,” valued only for their willingness to perform dangerous … Continue reading

Immigration Expert Fed Up with Arizona, Comes to UC Davis

From SacBee.com, The Sacramento Bee, Stephen Magagnini, smagagnini@sacbee.com, 14 Aug 2011. Gabriel “Jack” Chin – a national voice in the debate over undocumented immigrants – has been hired to teach criminal law, criminal procedure and immigration law at UC Davis School of Law. Chin left the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, where he vigorously challenged … Continue reading

Government Offers Payouts to Hispanic, Female Farmers Who Claim Discrimination

From OrlandoSentinel.com,  Eloísa Ruano González, 6 May 2011. Program will compensate farmers who were victims of loan discrimination Minority farmers have complained for decades that the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied or delayed giving them farm loans because of their ethnicity or gender, costing them their crops and land. Now, the USDA has acknowledged the … Continue reading

Hawaii Farms Facing Lawsuit over Laborers from Thailand

From MauiNews.com, Harry Eagar, Staff Writer, The Maui News and The Associated Press contributed to this report, 21 Apr 2011. Maui Pineapple Co. and five other prominent Hawaii farms were sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. The laswuit alleges violations of the civil rights of immigrant farmworkers from … Continue reading

Civil Rights Groups Urge Better Bias Settlement for Women, Hispanic Farmers

From HispanicBusiness.com, Rebecca Villaneda, 11 Apr 2011. A coalition of civil and human rights groups has urged the Obama administration to take a better look at the terms proposed in a case brought on by women and Hispanic farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In February, the USDA offered up to $1.3 billion in settlements … Continue reading

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