Meant to aid migrant workers with their housing needs, a federal program loaned money to farmers to build no-cost lodging.
Too many farmers, however, were charging rent and utility payments illegally, while the federal government looked the other way.
For the migrant workers who made meager sums of money, the rents and utilities were backbreaking.
When the government failed to enforce the loan terms, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., with the Migrant Legal Action Program, pursued relief for all migrant workers.
We pored through thousands of records and deposed the leadership of the loan program. Using the agency's own evidence against it, we won two injunctions, and convinced the court to hold the agency in contempt for failing to abide by the court's rulings.