Posts Tagged ‘Slavery’

Aug
2015
5

A Dollar a Day Keeps ICE Away: LA Times Exposes Imprisoned Immigrants Working for Pennies

A Dollar a Day Keeps ICE Away: LA Times Exposes Imprisoned Immigrants Working for Pennies
  A story from Monday’s Los Angeles Times highlights a growing problem in our country’s family detention centers: detainees are being paid as little as $1 a day through a voluntary work program. Some even claim their labor isn’t voluntary.  The article tells the story of Delmi Cruz, who along with her 11-year-old son Alexis [&hellip...
Jul
2013
18

Housekeeper Enslaved in Virginia for Three Years Wins $1.1 Million in Backpay

  Former World Bank employee Emma Zegarra is being forced to pay $1.1 million in back wages and restitution to Virginia Carazani, whom she kept enslaved in her Vienna, Virginia home for over three years. Carazani’s escape was facilitated by a good samaritan and the FBI. A legal complaint ensued in January of 2012.   [&hellip...
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