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Foreign workers sue shipyard over work conditions, treatment

PASCAGOULA — Dozens of Indian guest workers are suing an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company, claiming it financially exploited them and forced them to live in squalid conditions after bringing them to work at Gulf Coast shipyards after Hurricane Katrina. Three federal lawsuits backed by the Southern Poverty Law Center were filed in Mississippi and Texas on behalf of 83 ...

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Attorney asks for time in illegal immigrant-harboring case

ABERDEEN — An attorney wants to delay the trial of a man charged with money laundering and harboring illegal immigrants. James Massey Jr. and A-1 Homes, LLC are accused of trying to conceal payments to an illegal immigrant who worked for the company. The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office shows the company with a Horn Lake address. The trial is ...

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Cochran cosponsors amendment postponing changes to visa program

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is co-sponsoring an amendment to again stop the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new regulations for a temporary foreign worker visa program that, according to Cochran, would make it harder for seasonal industries, like shrimping, to survive. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that approved an amendment by Sen. Richard ...

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