Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Class-Action Lawsuit filed in Texas alleges Female Immigrant Detainees Sexually Assaulted

Woman in Jail

The American Civil Liberties Union announced last week that it filed a class-action lawsuit in Texas on behalf of three female immigrants who say they were sexually assaulted while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As many as 200 incidents of sexual abuse involving female immigrant detainees in custody may have occurred since […]

Report Details Abuse Suffered by Immigrant Women Laborers

Field workers

Undocumented female immigrants, especially in the food production sector, are some of the most vulnerable and exploited group in the US labor market.  These are the findings of a new report from the  Southern Poverty Law Center released at a press conference in Washington yesterday. “Injustice On Our Plates” was based on interviews with 150 […]