Immigration Law

For Undocumented Women, Farm Work Rife With Harassment

"Hundreds of thousands of women and girls working on the nation’s farms and in packing houses face the threat of sexual violence and harassment, according to a report released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.  Human Rights Watch recently interviewed 160 farmworkers, growers, law enforcement officials, attorneys, service providers, and other experts on the agricultural workplace in eight states. Nearly all of the 52 workers interviewed said they had experienced sexual harassment or violence or knew others who had." - Stephanie Czekalinski, May 17, 2012.