It has transpired recently that sexual harassment and first degree sexual assault is common among Florida farm owners who take advantage of vulnerable undocumented immigrants that toil away on their farms as workers. Yes! Sexual harassment has become a big deal in the country. According to a Miaminewtimes.com report, instances of sexual harassment in the workplace can lead to millions of dollars being awarded as damages in lawsuits but not in this case since these are illegal aliens who came into America illegally.

Sexually assaulted in Mexico too

These same immigrants were sexually assaulted as well by the Coyotes who brought them into America as well. The hard working and exceptional sexual harassment attorneys on the poignant website USAttorneys.com cannot do anything about that since that is another country. America does not treat law breakers that well but now the employer is wrong in this case. If you want to deport her, that is one thing, but raping someone is horrendous.

Women in police forces, politics and even the armed forces are subjected to sexual harassment. Sometimes they even face unfair retaliation and discrimination for complaining or reporting such unethical, unprofessional behavior. However, there are other human beings in the country that are suffering a fate far worse because they chose not to fight against their own country and make their country better but to come to America because that was the easy way out.

Granted that they are here illegally but it does not mean that they are not human beings. They have a couple rights too.

Most immigrants in the US are from bordering Mexico for obvious reasons. Hispanic women work on farms all over the nation for salaries that are higher than they are in Mexico. It is amazing why someone would even choose to bring a child into the world knowing their fate is almost fixed. They aren’t only abused as cheap physical labor, but are even subjected to rape and life threats from inconsiderate farm owners. In fact, things don’t get any better for these women who sometimes cannot even talk to their husbands about it because they risk being physically abused even more.

Some people are thinking why even have a husband in Central America or Mexico if there is no future in it? Certainly if that husband is going to turn on you if something like this happens.

Sandra Lopez: a story of abuse

One such story is that of Sandra Lopez. Sandra worked in Moreno Farms’ packing house. For most of us, a dream job is something that can provide for a swanky villa and fancy cars and global exotic vacations, but for Sandra, just being able to pack vegetables picked from the farms of Southwest Florida was a privilege.

 

It was her dream job. She had to elope from her hometown of Chiapas in Mexico when she was two months pregnant. She went through something unimaginable just to get to America. In fact, even for someone who wasn’t pregnant, it would have been an extremely physically taxing ordeal. Sandra hiked for four days through the burning hot Sonoran desert so the life growing inside her could live a better life in a better place. The problem is that child is not really American and that law should be changed.

Lopez is a perfect example of Mexico throwing their problems at America.

Once in America, Sandra worked for 8 years in strawberry and tomato fields before she finally landed a packing job which appealed to her more. It was indoors; she got a stable yet humble income year round. Many people are wondering why she did not remain in Mexico and give the baby up for adoption? However, there were other problems at the new job in the form of sexual harassment. Her bosses started harassing her from the very first day, and they would make inappropriate sexual comments all the time and touch her forcibly.

Finally, one day, she was called separately for a “special job” and her boss ripped off her clothes and raped her.

This is horrible but this happens even in America. This is another reason why a single woman or even a married woman should remain in their home country where they know the culture and language.

Moreno farms hit with several lawsuits

Now, almost four years later, Sandra and other women that worked at Moreno Farms and were sexually assaulted have spoken up, they have gotten support from sexual harassment attorneys who have filed lawsuits against Moreno farms and it’s owners.

According to sexual harassment attorneys, of the 560,000 women that work picking vegetables in farms, nearly 75% are illegal undocumented immigrants. In the age of a recession, some people believe it should only have been about 15% or so.