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1 posted on 06/10/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT by Gabrial
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To: Gabrial
My secretary belonged to a Chinese women's group that had as its major humanitarian project the freeing of slaves.

They'd typically find a woman working as a house servant for rich foreigners in the DC area. The woman wouldn't be let out of the house and was paid little ~ just enough to send back to the Philippines or Indonesia for her unemployed husband who'd spend his days in a coffee house.

So, yes, slavery exists in modern America.

I"d suspect Sheila Jackson Lee knows more than her fair share of people who keep a slave or two at home who sleeps in the utility room downstairs.

2 posted on 06/10/2012 8:47:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Gabrial

Call the 800 number and get back to us.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 8:48:01 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gabrial

Sex trafficking and illegal immigrants who are smuggled into working for holders to “pay off” their debts (that can never be fully paid).

But if there was a crack down on illegal immigration and prosecution of coyotes, it could become a thing of the past. Too many politicians (in this Democrat run city) are cool with it.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 8:50:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Gabrial
Protection of individual rights is one of the fundamental duties of the Federal government (you can't be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law). Yes, there are still issues with slavery in the world, even here in the US. It just goes by a new term, human trafficking.
5 posted on 06/10/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by mnehring
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Slavery and human trafficking is still alive and well in the United States today. It is found in prostitution, illegal drug production, small-scale manual-intensive manufacturing, agriculture, and domestic workforce. The illegal immigrant community is highly susceptible to ‘slavery.’ Usually the darker side of our underground economy is where the purveyor of this exist. In some cases it in the more affluent that keep domestics in slavery. It is something we need to fight.
It is how you fight it that we are at odds with. Stopping the bad guys and taking them off the street is what you want but here is more to it when the executive branch is involved. we are back again at the immigration issue that fosters the problem. How to fix this with the illegal immigrant issue, I don’t know.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by Liaison
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To: Gabrial

It’s a lot more prevalent and widespread today, than most realize.


7 posted on 06/10/2012 9:07:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Gabrial

Illegal immigration has many corrupting effects on the border states. They human smugglers are not nice people. They often work with other criminals in the US to set up sex slavery operations. They have been busted in Houston in the past.

America has immigrants from third would countries where slavery is a regular part of life. The Middle East and Africa enslave people, Illegals are the weakest people in our society and sometimes end up enslaved as domestic workers. In addition, uncoth employers hire illegals then refuse to pay them.

Illegals are afraid to contact authorities because they are not supposed to be in this country. That makes them vulnerable to crime. Americans are subject to crime of illegals because they have no ties here to respect and often illegals are criminals trying to escape the justice system of their own nations. Illegals get paid to vote in our elections...and on and on.

The elite act as if open borders is some kind of charity on their part. Illegal immigration is a corrupting force in America an a gift to no one.


10 posted on 06/10/2012 9:21:08 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Gabrial

“Slavery” is legal. Kidnapping and extortion are illegal.


13 posted on 06/10/2012 9:55:03 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Gabrial

Does getting our nation hopelessly in debt, count?


16 posted on 06/10/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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