Domestic Slavery

Domestic slavery is when live in help, often from another country, are exploited and trapped in a work arrangement they are unable to leave.

Foreigners working in private homes are uniquely vulnerable to exploitation. They are isolated, and unfamiliar with our language and laws don’t know where to turn. They may fear contact with law enforcement because of their immigration status. Authorities do not inspect private homes like regular work places.

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Domestic Slavery Today in the United States

Domestic slavery occurs today in the United States, most often in affluent, suburban neighborhoods. 

Here is a CNN story about an Indonesian held as a domestic slave just outside Los Angeles.

An article in the Atlantic magazine in which the author reflects on how he came to realize that his Seattle family’s lifelong maid was in fact a slave.

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Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea

In The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea, Vannak Prum tells how he was taken from Cambodia and enslaved for years on a Thai fishing boat. His story shows how easily even today people can still be taken as slaves.

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