A new survey of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and advocates suggests immigrant victims are less willing to report crimes or go to court.
Bernice Yeung is a reporter for Reveal, covering race and gender. Her work examines issues related to violence against women, labor and employment, immigration, and environmental health. Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated Rape in the Fields reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Yeung also was the lead reporter for the national Emmy-nominated Rape on the Night Shift team, which examined sexual violence against female janitors. That work won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative journalism, and the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Those projects led to her first book in 2018, “In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.”
A former staff writer for SF Weekly and editor at California Lawyer magazine, Yeung has had her work appear in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Guardian and PBS FRONTLINE. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Fordham University, where she studied sociology with a focus on crime and justice. She was a 2015-16 Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan, where she explored ways journalists can use social science survey methods in their reporting. Yeung is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
Domestic workers effectively are excluded from federal sexual harassment laws, which apply only to companies with 15 or more workers.
A majority said it has become harder to investigate cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking involving immigrant victims.
The Border Patrol gives agents wide latitude to immediately deport migrants. We want to know what kind of guidance it offers those agents.
ABM Industries Inc. has a history of being sued for failing to stop sexual abuse on the job.
The reforms came after the Rape on the Night Shift project first uncovered pervasive sexual violence in the janitorial industry.
The move has gotten less attention than raids and the border fence, but it has the potential to radically change immigration enforcement nationwide.
For the first time, U.S. immigration officials are seeking to deport children who have received a special status for vulnerable migrants and are in the final stages of getting their green cards.
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