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Posted by Land Shark in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Sep 04th 2010, 08:00 AM
The case illustrates the changing face of forced labor. The Thai center's most famous slave labor case involved 72 workers illegally smuggled into the United States, forcibly confined at an El Monte sweatshop and rescued in a dramatic predawn raid by state and federal agents in 1995. But the Global Horizon case, and other recent ones she has handled, involve workers legally brought into the United States under the H-2A foreign agricultural worker program.

"On the surface, it looks like the workers were legally contracted," she said. "But on closer inspection, it's slavery.Their passports were confiscated and threats were made if any of them dared to try to escape. The guest worker program can be legalized slavery if you don't constantly monitor it." http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-09...
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