On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Biden Administration announced an important shift in immigration enforcement policy—that instead of focusing on large workplace enforcement raids against immigrant workers, it would instead shift its focus to investigating and punishing exploitative employers. We applaud the Biden Administration’s decision...

The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, with support from World Wildlife Fund and Kimberly-Clark, will provide legal services, assistance and resources to help historically underserved Mississippians keep generational land and conserve working forests.   JACKSON, MISS., OCT. 14, 2021 - The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation™ and the Mississippi Center...

Just one month after a devastating earthquake that resulted in the deaths of over 2,200 Haitians, injured 12,000 people, damaged or destroyed 120,000 homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the Biden administration is sending plane full of families to Haiti under Title 42,...

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   The case is just one example of Southern farm owners illegally using the H-2A visa program to deny Americans work and exploit Black labor   SUNFLOWER, Miss. – On Wednesday, six Black farmworkers from Mississippi sued Pitts Farms Partnership...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Contact: MCJ Communications Coordinator Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS - Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, issued the following statement in response to the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.    “We have all seen the harrowing scenes of Afghans...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24 Contact: MCJ Communications Coordinator Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS - On Wednesday and Thursday, Mississippi lawmakers are hosting hearings to discuss radically changing the state’s tax structure, including completely eliminating Mississippi’s income tax.   Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for...