Southern Migrant Legal Services (SMLS)

A special project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid to provide free legal services to migrant and seasonal farm workers.
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Primary geographic focus: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: SMLS



Unsafe transportation: ‘Disposable’ farmworkers?

Allen G. Breed
Associated Press (AP)
December 20, 2016
The Associated Press found more than a dozen accidents that left at least 38 dead and nearly 200 injured just since January 2015.

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Lawsuits allege migrant workers exploited

Deborah Yetter
Courier-Journal (KY)
May 29, 2015
Three federal lawsuits allege that between 2013 and this year 39 workers from Mexico were paid substandard wages, lived in squalid housing, and some were threatened with jail or deportation if they complained.

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