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Enslaved nanny to receive $121G from couple for two years of work
"A Texas husband and wife were sentenced to seven months in prison and ordered to pay over $120,000 to their nanny for forcing her to work without compensation for two years, a judge ruled.
Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife, Sandra, 49, were also sentenced to seven months of house arrest and three years' probation for their treatment of a Nigerian woman, the Associated Press reports.
The unidentified victim said that the naturalized U.S. citizens - also from Nigeria - recruited her from her native country and agreed to pay her $100 a month to take care of their home and five children, according to a 2016 press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. The 38-year-old woman said that she was physically and verbally abused while she worked for them from September 2013 to October 2015."
NY Daily News, January 8, 2018
Pennsylvania couple who sneaked Nigerian woman into U.S. so she could become their 'slave' sentenced to prison
" John and Godever Ibechem of Palmer Township were each given nine-month terms on Thursday, according to the Express-Times.
The couple admitted they used deception to get the woman into the country to care for their two sons, ages 1 and 2, and didn't pay her minimum wage. The victim was 54 when she posed as John Ibechem's mother, who was actually dead, and she used the mother's passport to enter the U.S. unlawfully."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 17, 2017
Minnesota woman kept nanny from China like a 'slave'; victim worked 18 hours a day and was only fed crackers
"A Minnesota woman is charged with beating and starving a woman she brought from China to work as a nanny, holding her in a state of "slavery or indentured servitude," a prosecutor said.
Lili Huang, 35, of Woodbury is charged in Washington County with five felony counts, including labor trafficking, false imprisonment and assault."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, July 16, 2016.
Texas couple 'enslaved' nanny by making her work 20 hours per day without pay while repeatedly abusing her
"Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu of the Houston area forced the nanny to only drink milk left in bowls that the children had used for cereal. She was also denied hot showers, the complaint said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 10, 2016.
Boats with 600 Rohingya and Bangladeshis land in Indonesia
"JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)—Boats carrying nearly 600 Bangladeshis and long–persecuted Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar washed to shore in western Indonesia, some after captains and smugglers abandoned the ships, leaving passengers to fend for themselves, survivors and migrant experts said. Thousands more are believed to be stranded at sea."
Associated Press, May 10, 2015.
CA company imported Indian workers, paid them $1.21 per hour
"The workers were transferred from Bangalore, India, to help the company move into a new headquarters building. They logged as many as 122 hours a week without overtime with some earning as little as $1.21 an hour. California's minimum wage at the time was $8 an hour."
Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2014.
For some migrant girls, rape and pregnancy are part of the journey
"In some cases, girls are raped during their perilous trek. In other cases, sexual assault occurs before they leave, and that's why they're fleeing their home country."
Christian Science Monitor, August 06, 2014.
9 Missing after second boat sinks off Malaysia
"KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)—Nine people were missing after a boat carrying 27 Indonesian workers overturned Thursday off Malaysia's west coast, the country's maritime agency said, in the second such accident in two days."
Associated Press, June 19, 2014.
Child Migrants Claim They're Being Abused by U.S. Border Officials
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not commented on the abuse allegations, but on Monday afternoon the organization replaced its head of internal affairs, James F. Tomsheck, 'amid concerns about use–of–force investigations of Border Patrol agents," according to The Washington Post."
The Wire, June 10, 2014.
'Tortured' Maid's Ex-boss Denies Charges in Hong Kong Court
"The Asian financial hub is home to nearly 300,000 maids, mainly from Indonesia and the Philippines.
Amnesty International last year condemned the 'slavery–like' conditions faced by some domestic helpers and accused authorities of 'inexcusable' inaction."
AFP News, June 10, 2014.
A look at 3 plans to stop Rape in the Fields
"California farmworker Maricruz Ladino said that when supervisors in the agricultural industry abuse their workers, 'it's very difficult to fight against that because we are working out of necessity, because we need to provide for our families'."
Center for Investigative Reporting, June 05, 2014.
Boston couple who paid housekeeper $35 a month for 13 years dodge prison
Martha Smalanskas, 48, and Richard Smalanskas, 49, have admitted to illegally bringing the Bolivian woman into the U.S. when she was just 16. They stole her passport and forced her to work 84 hours a week. A federal court has ruled they owe her $150,000 in compensation.
Daily News, January 13, 2014
Slavery In Florida's Citrus Groves
Associated Press, November 21, 2002
All Work, No Pay
Newsday, June 13, 2002
14 Immigrants Die in Arizona Desert
Associated Press, May 24, 2001
Snakehead Lawyer, Wife Plead Guilty
New York Daily News, February 12, 2002
Pair Convicted of Enslaving Housekeeper
The Washington Post, December 21, 2001
Botswanan Domestic Sues UN Diplomat for 'Involuntary Servitude'
Village Voice, July 31, 2001
Trouble on the Home Front
The Village Voice, July 17, 2001
3 Charged in China Alien Smuggling
Associated Press, July 10, 2001
Report: Foreign House Help Abused
Associated Press, June 13, 2001
Migrant Domestic Workers Face Abuse in the U.S.
A series of reports from Human Rights Watch, June 2001, regarding exploitation and abuse of immigrant domestic workers in the U.S.
Appeals Court Strips Prenatal Benefits for Illegal Immigrants
Associated Press, May 23, 2001
7 Convicted In Dutch Immigrant Truck Deaths
Associated Press, May 11, 2001
Man Given 11 Years for Holding Illegal Immigrant in Slavery
Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2001
Workers in Bondage
Business Week, November 27, 2000
Fingers to the Bone: U.S. Failure to Protect Child Farmworkers
Report from Human Rights Watch, June 2000, regarding exploitation of child farmworkers, mainly Latino, in the U.S.
Questions & Answers on Enforcement Remedies Available to Undocumented
Workers Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws
From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, remedies for undocumented workers exploited and abused in the U.S. (October 29, 1999)
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American Friends Service Committee - Immigrant Rights
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 241-7000
A program of the American Friends (Quakers) Service Committee focusing on defense of human and civil rights for immigrants in the U.S., including migrant workers and farm laborers, and abuses in the agriculture and service industries.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 528-4141
Organization dedicated to improving health and living conditions for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.
Clean Clothes Campaign
1001 GN Amsterdam
International network dedicated to improving working conditions in the global garment industry and assisting garment workers worldwide.
Chinese Staff & Workers Association
P.O. Box 130401
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 619-7979
New York-based organization dedicated to assisting Chinese immigrant workers in the U.S., including restaurant, garment, and construction workers, program for female workers, English and citizenship classes offered free of charge. English- and Chinese-language information available on site.
CorpWatch Sweatshop Pages
1611 Telegraph Avenue, #702
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 271–8080
International Labor Rights Fund
733 – 15th Street, N.W., Suite 920
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 347–4100
Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line
The WETF Complaint Line call is toll–free and offers foreign language translation services in most languages. After business hours, the Complaint Line has a message service in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin only. Staffed by the Civil Rights Division of the Task Force, a joint project between the U.S. Depts. of Labor and Justice.
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