El Paso Migrant Workers File Lawsuit Over Inhumane Conditions on West Texas Farm

Contact: Sarah Rich, Attorney * 915-585-5118 * srich@trla.org Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director * 512-374-2764 * cmartinez@trla.org EL PASO, Texas – January 22, 2014 – Fourteen El Paso migrant workers have filed a lawsuit against a West Texas company and four individuals for violating their legal rights to safe and sanitary living and working conditions during…

Iowa Watch – Poor Housing, Wage Cheats Still Plague Midwest Migrant Farm Workers

A lack of enforcement or inspections and legal loopholes are leaving migrant workers in Iowa vulnerable, cheated of wages and living in substandard housing, an IowaWatch investigation revealed. Over the course of three years, one Iowa lawyer dealt with 39 migrant worker cases of wage theft, broken contracts, substandard housing, working arrangement violations and Agricultural…

Socorro Residents Sue City Over Summer Flooding

Contact: Alberto Mesta, Attorney * 915-585-5117 * amesta@trla.org Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director * 512-374-2764 * cmartinez@trla.org SOCORRO, Texas – December 11, 2013 – Thirty Socorro residents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Socorro alleging that their homes were intentionally flooded and suffered serious damage after heavy rains hit the area this summer. Represented…