A PDF of the letter can be found here. The full text is below.   Dear Secretary Walsh:    We are writing to you regarding our concerns about the U.S. Department of Labor’s administration and oversight of the temporary agricultural guestworker program, also known as the H-2A program.    American agricultural...

‘Unchecked Culture of Abuse’: Immigrant Rights Coalition Demands Federal Intervention Amid ICE Field Office’s Anti-Blackness and Life-Endangering Violations   As civil rights division opens unprecedented investigation into the New Orleans ICE Field Office, survivors and immigrants’ rights organizations call for closures and releases   NEW ORLEANS –– A coalition...

Mississippi Center for Justice – Co-Counsel for Mississippi’s Only Abortion Provider – Issues Statements on Supreme Court Ruling on “Bounty Hunter” Texas Abortion Law    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases challenging Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8), ending two of the most promising...

For Immediate Release December 3, 2021 Contact – Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2841    Judge Rules Mississippi’s Landlord-Tenant Laws Unconstitutional    “Now is the time for legislators to act,” says MCJ President and CEO Vangela M. Wade.    Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice is pleased with Hon. Judge Michael P Mills’ order declaring Mississippi’s eviction laws unconstitutional. MCJ has long argued...

Mississippi Center for Justice and Center for Reproductive Rights urged Justices to uphold Roe v. Wade    Thousands rallied outside the Court today, including abortion providers from across the country, legislators and advocates       12.1.21  – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case that will decide the fate of abortion rights in...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 CONTACT – Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2841    Build Back Better is Important but Temporary Fix for Working Mississippians Without Health Insurance, says Vangela M. Wade of the Mississippi Center for Justice    Jackson, MS – Today, Congress is one step closer to passing the Build Back Better Act, which includes measures...

MCJ’s director of health law and public benefits, Linda Dixon, was honored by The Counter Narrative Project for her incredible commitment and dedication to the HIV justice movement. “Linda is a brilliant attorney and courageous advocate. She builds bridges and tears down barriers. She leads with...

MCJ has received a $1.5M grant from the Hilton Equity Fund to be put towards operational support.   “MCJ fights for the most vulnerable Mississippians. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi," said Vangela...

Mississippi Center for Justice is among the 204 signatories on a letter to President Biden, Vice-President Harris, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken reinforcing their initial request for temporary protected status (TPS) or deferred enforced departures (DED) for Cameroon.   As explained in...