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Child maids now being exported to US
International Herald Tribune ^ | December 28, 2008 | Rukmini Callimachi

Posted on 12/28/2008 3:28:43 PM PST by Lorianne

EDITOR'S NOTE — In Africa, children of the poor are commodities, often traded like cows or donkeys by adults who value their labor. This story on child maids is the third in an occasional series on the exploitation of African children. Each story stands on its own.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door.

They watched through their window as the child rinsed plates under the open faucet. She wasn't much taller than the counter and the soapy water swallowed her slender arms. To put the dishes away, she climbed on a chair.

But she was not the daughter of the couple next door doing chores. She was their maid.

Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in northern Egypt to work in their California home. She awoke before dawn and often worked past midnight to iron their clothes, mop the marble floors and dust the family's crystal. She earned $45 a month working up to 20 hours a day. She had no breaks during the day and no days off.

The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the U.S. is an extension of an illegal but common practice in Africa. Families in remote villages send their daughters to work in cities for extra money and the opportunity to escape a dead-end life. Some girls work for free on the understanding that they will at least be better fed in the home of their employer.

(Excerpt) Read more at iht.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; childlabor; egypt; humantrafficking; immigrantlist; immigration; irvine; islam; littleblacks; muslim; slavery; slaves; vibrant

1 posted on 12/28/2008 3:28:43 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Funny - no word on anything muslim...


2 posted on 12/28/2008 3:30:26 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Lorianne

Gotta love the way these third world atrocities are showing up in the USA, compliments of that Utopian multiculturalism!


3 posted on 12/28/2008 3:36:23 PM PST by AIM-54
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To: Lorianne
In Africa, children of the poor are commodities, often traded like cows or donkeys by adults who value their labor . . . .

I stopped reading there. If that's true the NAACP and other caring compassionate human rights groups would have told us. They're good at that. Wot?

Only if the alleged abuses no matter how minor in comparison happen in America? Oh.. I see.

4 posted on 12/28/2008 3:37:14 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lorianne; All

The Third World comes to 0-Merica...


5 posted on 12/28/2008 3:39:27 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Lorianne

How much has the family contributed to Democrats?


6 posted on 12/28/2008 3:40:07 PM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: Lorianne

They continue to sell their own into slavery, and people complain about us. This is what our children and grandchildren have to look forward to. Glad I won’t be arouind to see it. I feel for the kids of today that can’t see what is in store for them.


7 posted on 12/28/2008 3:40:09 PM PST by RC2
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blivet


8 posted on 12/28/2008 3:41:56 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: RC2

“This is what our children and grandchildren have to look forward to.”

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Glad to see someone make that connection.

“Free trade” is not about building up anything. It is about tearing down America, and a few scumbags profit from the process.

The eventual result: America will fall into the same mess, every country in history has.

Slavery. Poverty. Misery.


9 posted on 12/28/2008 3:42:43 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: 2banana
Funny - no word on anything muslim...

Enslaving believers and especially nonbelievers is part of the religion and comes under 1st amendment protection. sarc/>

10 posted on 12/28/2008 3:46:50 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: RC2

This brief little mistake called Liberty shall soon pass and the god of this world will once again run things his way... for a very short season. And I ain’t planning on being around for that show either... my ticket is punched!

Harpazo!!


11 posted on 12/28/2008 4:13:46 PM PST by RachelFaith (PALIN 2012 - "As if it actually matters any more")
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To: Lorianne

Years ago indentured servants were not uncommon in the U.S.A. Now it looks as if we are going to have upwards of 300 million of them once Congress resumes.


12 posted on 12/28/2008 4:18:14 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: RachelFaith

Lucky you. I’ll have to stick around and kill as many of these slaver sobs as a I possibly can.


13 posted on 12/28/2008 4:19:07 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Don Corleone
Years ago indentured servants were not uncommon in the U.S.A.

That's how my great grandfather emigrated to the USA in1863. He hired on as "ship's company" in exchange for his passage to America. He stepped off the ship without any debt. His next big employment gig was with the Union Army. That lasted until 1865.

Now it looks as if we are going to have upwards of 300 million of them once Congress resumes.

The 13th amendment ended slavery. The 16th amendment re-instated it. Get to work. Millions of welfare slobs are depending on your efforts.

14 posted on 12/28/2008 5:20:16 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: All

Democrats to the rescue:

http://digg.com/political_opinion/Racism_of_the_Democrats_Nat_l_Black_Republican_Association


15 posted on 12/28/2008 5:27:46 PM PST by Pablo Mac
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To: Lorianne

In Irvine, CA??


16 posted on 12/28/2008 5:30:40 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: edcoil

“In Irvine, CA??”

Not a surprise. Southern Caifornia has become multi-culti land thanks to mass immigration, both legal and illegal.


17 posted on 12/28/2008 5:37:10 PM PST by Pelham (Mexifornia. It's your future.)
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To: Lorianne

Rich folks also recently imported quite a few West African Muslim slaves, including many adults who displace American retail clerks. They’re not paid less, but they are more willing to endure various personal and moral degradations, work without breaks and the like.


18 posted on 12/28/2008 5:39:21 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: Myrddin

Yes, tomorrow morning when you go to work, everything you earn in the first 2 to 4 hours will go to the the others who are on the dole.


19 posted on 12/28/2008 5:42:53 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: AIM-54

There is photos of the house on Google, it’s for sale with pictures inside and out... if this couple didn’t work — what did they do to live in a 1.6 million dollar home?


20 posted on 12/28/2008 6:06:45 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Lorianne

I need to take lessons from these Muzzies so my kids will work that hard!


21 posted on 12/28/2008 6:10:17 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: Soothesayer

You won’t be alone.


22 posted on 12/28/2008 6:41:33 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Lorianne
Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in northern Egypt to work in their California home.

Deport them and permanently revoke their visas.

23 posted on 12/28/2008 7:31:07 PM PST by TigersEye (I threw my shoe at Mohammed and hit Allah in the butt.)
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To: TigersEye
Deport them and permanently revoke their visas.

I think they can be deported even if they've naturalized. Depending on exact circumstances.

24 posted on 12/28/2008 7:42:14 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: Lorianne

The House

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mikesreo.com/sale/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/resize_img4828da8e01271.jpg&imgrefurl=http://mikesreo.com/sale/%3Fp%3D9&usg=__sdB3bw5nLL8SUiM60LdnjC33KTw=&h=270&w=360&sz=42&hl=en&start=11&um=1&tbnid=jyLNoEq-y1nCZM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsite:mikesreo.com%2B28%2BPacific%2BGrove,%2Birvine,%2BCA%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official


25 posted on 12/28/2008 7:44:52 PM PST by keats5 (Merry Christmas fellow FReepers!)
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To: edcoil

Oh yes. Irvine’s LOADED with all sorts of ....... folk.


26 posted on 12/28/2008 7:49:51 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

“Oh yes. Irvine’s LOADED with all sorts of ....... folk.”

If southern California were ever hit with a nuclear bomb it would kill millions, of which maybe 5% would be American natives.


27 posted on 12/28/2008 8:47:22 PM PST by Pelham (Mexifornia. It's your future.)
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To: Pelham

I am sadly aware of that....


28 posted on 12/28/2008 8:48:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I can remember when Orange County was still part of America. Mostly.

It seems to me that the change accelerated at the time of the last real estate bust, when the aerospace industry left. Makes you wonder what this current collapse will leave behind.


29 posted on 12/28/2008 8:58:42 PM PST by Pelham (Mexifornia. It's your future.)
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To: Pelham
I can remember when Orange County was still part of America. Mostly.

It wasn't that long ago, either, was it?

30 posted on 12/28/2008 9:01:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Lorianne
Did they check the car parked in the driveway of the home for an Obama sticker? Lots of them on the upscale cars around here.
31 posted on 12/28/2008 9:05:41 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two wolves and one sheep deciding what's for dinner.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

“It wasn’t that long ago, either, was it?”

No, it wasn’t that long ago. And when the change came it happened very quickly. Word gets out when America’s political class won’t defend the borders. I don’t know if it is possible for California to return to what it was, but it sure won’t happen with the treacherous political class we have had for far too long.


32 posted on 12/28/2008 9:18:57 PM PST by Pelham (Mexifornia. It's your future.)
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To: RachelFaith
From page 4 of the story: "Before the door closed behind her, a little girl slipped in carrying grocery bags. She wore a shabby T-shirt. Her small feet slapped the floor in loose flip-flops. Her eyes were trained on the ground. She looked to be around 9 years old." God bless that young girl in Cairo. May God free her and protect her. Amen.
33 posted on 12/28/2008 11:50:42 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: TigersEye
The wife is out of prison (22 months) $76,000 fine. Both the husband and wife were to be deported after serving their time. The husband was sentenced to three years. However, at the time this article was written, the reporter said he went to the wife's very lavish Louis IVX style condo and there was another 9 year old girl dressed in a T-Shirt who answered the door with her eyes downcast.

There are some things that go beyond the pale and this is one of them. The jerks bought another child and she is currently serving the wife while she waits for her husband to finish up his sentence, I guess.

Shyima has been adopted by an American family and appears to be thriving. She graduated from high school and has become an American with hopes of becoming a police officer.

35 posted on 12/29/2008 11:43:12 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Amazing! Apparently slavery was ended with a Constitutional amendment but no one bothered to make any laws against it. You would think it would be a serious crime.


36 posted on 12/29/2008 3:19:47 PM PST by TigersEye (I threw my shoe at Mohammed and hit Allah in the butt.)
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To: ReagansShinyHair
I think they can be deported even if they've naturalized. Depending on exact circumstances.

It is OK with me if they deport natural born citizens who buy children for slaves. Put them in a leaky dingy with one oar and tell them to start paddling.

37 posted on 12/29/2008 3:23:21 PM PST by TigersEye (I threw my shoe at Mohammed and hit Allah in the butt.)
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To: Lorianne

Is it too late to deport these people back to Egypt?


38 posted on 01/01/2009 7:54:12 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: Calpernia

do you have a thread where these articles are indexed?


39 posted on 01/14/2009 10:30:59 AM PST by Coleus (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!)
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To: Lorianne
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Shyima Hall, 19, was 10 when she was trafficked to a wealthy couple as a maid.

40 posted on 01/14/2009 10:34:15 AM PST by Coleus (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!)
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To: Coleus

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/1472612/posts
Sex Tourism: Addressing the Demand for Trafficking


41 posted on 01/14/2009 3:15:01 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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