Friends of Farmworkers in the News


May 24, 2016

Fraude notarial a inmigrantes indocumentados 

A Telemundo 62 investigation into immigration services fraud featuring FOF attorney Vanessa Stine and her client Felipe.


May 12, 2016

A Theft of the American Dream

An NBC 10 Investigation into immigration services fraud featuring FOF attorney Vanessa Stine and her client Felipe. 


February 22nd, 2016

Labor Trafficking: Unidentified Victims, Underutilized Fixes

An article written by FOF staff, discussing our work with labor trafficking victims in The Legal Intellegencer.


September 1st, 2015 

Union Accused of Betraying Migrant Carnival Workers

Our General Counsel, Art Read, was quoted in this New York Times report.


July 24th, 2015 

The New American Slavery: Invited to the U.S., Foreign Workers Find A Nightmare

An excellent in-depth article detailing labor trafficking and the H-2 visa program. Our General Counsel, Art Read, contributed to the Buzzfeed investigation.


April 2nd, 2015 

Scammers No Longer Welcome to Target Immigrants in Philadelphia

Our Equal Justice Works Fellow, Vanessa Stein, and the Notario Fraud project were highlighted in this Next City article.


March 24th, 2015

Philly ordinance protects workers against notario fraud

Al Dia quotes Equal Justice Works Fellow, Vanessa Stine, in an article about Notario Fraud and a new Philadelphia city ordinance passed to protect consumers.


February 2nd, 2015

Barriers to Justice for Non-English Speakers in Pennsylvania Courts

The Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple Law School released a new report highlighting the need for reform of language access services. General Counsel, Art Read, contributed to the report.


November 21st, 2014

Obama to impose historic immigration changes

Our Executive Director, Meredith Rapkin, is quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article about President Obama's proposed immigration reform.


September 7th, 2012

Protecting Female Farmworkers in Pennsylvania from Harassment

Executive Director, Meredith Rapkin, published an article in the Legal Intellegencer on the sexual harassment of Farmworker Women.


August 19th, 2012

Agencies aim to keep migrant kids in school

Supervising attorney Liz Chacko was quoted in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  The article discusses the Migrant Education Program and the importance of current programs aimed at keeping migrant and immigrant children in school.


May 31st, 2012

Visas, Inc: Corporate Control and Policy Incoherence in the U.S. Temporary Foreign Labor System

Friends of Farmworkers contributed to the report published by Global Workers Justice Alliance on temporary visa programs. 


May 2nd, 2012

PhillyDeals: Importing the Labor Pool

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Joe DiStefano continues to cover issues related to the H2B visa program, and quoted General Counsel Arthur Read in this article.



We are proud to announce that our own Sol Maria Rivera will be receiving the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network's Excellence award this year! The award will be presented on March 20, 2013 in Harrisburg, PA.  You can read about Sol Maria and the other award recipients here.



General Counsel Arthur Read wins prestigious Morris Dees Award.