Immigrants’ Lawyers Want Suit Moved From Louisiana to Pennsylvania
A lawsuit challenging federal rules that would boost wages for temporary immigrant workers would be dismissed or moved to Pennsylvania if a judge goes along with a motion filed in central Louisiana.
Louisiana foresters, seafood and sugar cane processors are among those challenging the rules set to take effect Sept. 30. They say the rules could drive up wages by 83 percent and kill some businesses.
But attorneys for the Southern Poverty Law Center and immigrants who support the change say the challenge doesn't belong in Louisiana.
The rule change resulted from a federal court ruling in Pennsylvania, so, they argue that the Louisiana suit should either be thrown out or moved to that state. A hearing in the case is set for Friday in Alexandria.