Skip to comments.Child maids now being exported to US
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.
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Funny - no word on anything muslim...
Gotta love the way these third world atrocities are showing up in the USA, compliments of that Utopian multiculturalism!
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.
The Third World comes to 0-Merica...
How much has the family contributed to Democrats?
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.
“This is what our children and grandchildren have to look forward to.”
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.
Enslaving believers and especially nonbelievers is part of the religion and comes under 1st amendment protection. sarc/>
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!
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.
Lucky you. I’ll have to stick around and kill as many of these slaver sobs as a I possibly can.
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.
Democrats to the rescue:
In Irvine, CA??
“In Irvine, CA??”
Not a surprise. Southern Caifornia has become multi-culti land thanks to mass immigration, both legal and illegal.
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.
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.
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?
I need to take lessons from these Muzzies so my kids will work that hard!
You won’t be alone.
Deport them and permanently revoke their visas.
I think they can be deported even if they've naturalized. Depending on exact circumstances.
Oh yes. Irvine’s LOADED with all sorts of ....... folk.
“Oh yes. Irvines 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.
I am sadly aware of that....
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.
It wasn't that long ago, either, was it?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it too late to deport these people back to Egypt?
do you have a thread where these articles are indexed?
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