FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: SAKET SONI 504 881 6610   AS U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE FEDERAL LEGISLATION ON DETENTION STANDARDS, DETAINEE REPORT REVEALS GROSS VIOLATIONS IN LOUISIANA ICE JAIL   New report contradicts Obama Administration on detention standards, as hunger strikers and human rights monitors in ICE jail face aggressive retaliation.   July 30,...

July 15, 2009 HANO Protest Video by Jennifer Zdon, The Times-Picayune  Video: HANO Protest A group of a few hundred protestors marched in front of the Gentilly offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans demanding that the housing authority distribute its unused Section 8 vouchers. http://videos.nola.com/times-picayune/2009/07/video_hano_protest.html...

Workers Protesting Wage Theft Greeted by ICE at DOL Doorsteps DOL Chief refuses to meet with workers but ICE arrives to conduct surveillance Over a hundred workers arrived at the steps of the Department of Labor on May 1st to report an egregious case of wage theft. ...

September 15, 2008 La. DSS secretary resigns over Gustav response by Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press  BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana's social services chief resigned Monday amid heavy criticism from Gov. Bobby Jindal about her department's response to Hurricane Gustav. Ann Williamson stepped down immediately upon submitting her resignation letter...