The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center works to protect the rights of immigrants and their children to ensure they are treated with fairness and respect for their dignity. Our work is focused in three main areas: (1) defending immigrants against unlawful government action, including challenging harsh anti-immigrant laws and practices and protecting access to education for immigrant children and families; (2) defending against unfair deportation practices; and (3) protecting migrant workers from exploitation. In recent years, we have ended discriminatory practices that reduced immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses in Georgia and to register to vote in Louisiana. We have won millions of dollars in stolen wages and other compensation to migrant workers in states such as South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. We have recently launched a removal defense project to provide free legal representation to immigrants detained in southeastern detention centers, the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (“SIFI”), to protect the due process rights of detained immigrants, win every meritorious deportation defense case arising out of immigration enforcement actions, and shut down detention centers that cannot meet the basic constitutional requirements appropriate for civil adjudications.
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