Monday, November 14, 2011

Filipinos Claim Enslavement in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Seventeen Filipino workers say they escaped indentured servitude in the United States after being lured here with visas and lies. Promised work at $16.25 an hour with free room and board, they were paid as little as $5.50, stuffed four to a room into a boarding house and charged $3,200 a month apiece for it, "whether they stayed there or not."
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