June 23rd, 2011
10:51 AM ET

Guest workers tricked into slavery?

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a human trafficking scheme the government calls the largest in U.S. history.

Topics: The Traffickers

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. JM

    The government used and abused this girl in the same fashion as her captor. By not providing her any sort of security after giving testimony, they (government) effectively gave her abusor the green light to remove the witness from the equation (his trial). How can someone make such a mistake and still have their job? This story makes me sick to my stomach, and makes me ashamed to say I'm an American. My thoughts and prayers go out to this family.

    June 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  2. Mike kerns

    People who are involved in human trafficking are scum of the earth and should be treated as severely as the law permits.

    June 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Reply
    • Josie Perez

      I thank Demi Moore for her concerns with regards to the human trafficking going on with the Nepalese people. My spouse is from Nepal, but i don't understand why she doesn't feel any concerns here in America, where our judical is involved in one of the most scandelous of corruptions moreso than any nation in making this country no different than a third world county. It is organized criminal activities being conducted by DHS, Our judicial, public defenders, and attornies across this country. This country has destroyed the lives of the American Children, their families and loved ones and we are not going to stop posting, writing and talking about it until the supreme court addresses it. Just look up the case sacks vs sacks in the Supreme Court which is pending a decision which will be rendered by tomorrow.

      June 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  3. Annexian

    People who hire illegals should be considered thieves and traitors.

    They steal the American dream from their fellow worker and the immigrant. Benedict Arnold and Aldritch Ames did not do the damage they did, for they destroy the USA from within and without. The American thinks the dream is over and the immigrant believes it was always a lie, just so some elite can get even richer in the short term.

    June 24, 2011 at 12:39 am | Reply
    • Josie Perez

      And to add to it, we should boycott the major elections this year, stand out front of each votor's polling place with t-shirts that say no more imposters we want real people elections not those chosen by the bilderberg group. If you haven't noticed, almost every person elected is related somehow, cousins, skull and bones, etc. etc. Here in Florida, last year i think they found a truck (you know fl is very hot in the summer talkin 100 degrees) they found a uhaul truck well one guy escaped. They were working the fields by day and they were being chained inside the uhaul by night. These men were burning up in there, one guy managed to escape, someone saw him i believe and they were helped. This is criminal our country is not protecting its citizens, we must act now or we will be invaded by others because of their anger with what we are doing to other countries.

      June 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  4. Mr Seattle

    Eight years he's been apart from family now, it's so hard to be legal in America. My wife is foreign born and daughter (biological) went abroad to my wife's home country because I couldn't get insurance for my wife's pregnancy. I had to be separated for only 4 months, to imagine 8 years is unbearable. The governments and corporations conspire against humans so that we can eat cheap pineapples. So sad, they won't let him leave or them come be with him....

    June 24, 2011 at 5:46 am | Reply
  5. Thomas

    The US gov has to be more attentive to what these workers do once they're in the US. Make the companies putting them to work pay for the government checks to ensure these workers are doing what they were brought to do and that all conditions are being met. As for the head of this company, sounds like he's an immigrant also since it sounds like he can barely speak English! Not that we have one or even two official languages in the US! Congress should make English and perhaps Spanish official languages of the US or else special interest groups will continue to insist on services in //their// native language.

    June 24, 2011 at 6:00 am | Reply
  6. Sparker

    PS- CNN, you might want to point to Mississippi instead of Alabama on your map. Just saying.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:46 am | Reply
  7. madhater

    Silly negro

    June 25, 2011 at 2:23 am | Reply
  8. unowhoitsme

    Just go visit NY (Manhattan) where the rich live. Many of them (ex. those from India) bring over their own slaves. They make them work 24/7 for very little pay and constantly belittle them. They rarely see their families (years). Why isn't the government stepping in and investigating these people? Perhaps money can "buy" their way out of the legal system and allow them to continue their modern day slavery.

    June 25, 2011 at 7:18 am | Reply
    • unowhoitsme

      Oh, and they make them sleep on the floor!

      June 25, 2011 at 7:42 am | Reply
  9. Dawn M. Kosiek

    At nine years old she was a minor. Where were her parents at when she was nine years old. Her parents allowed her to travel by herself at nine years old to a different country? She was promised a better education? She was 9 years old.
    Where were her parents? So ,her parents allowed their 9 year old daughter to wander around Cameroon talking to strangers and they obviously did not care where their child was during the day. The article does not state she was kidnapped. So apparently her parents thought it was ok for a complete stranger to take their nine year old daughter to a different country by herself. Her parents are obvioulsy guilty of neglect and obviously very uneducated and ignorant. The U.S. has enough problems providing a decent education to the children born in this country let alone foreign children brought here from different countries. Her parents were guilty of neglect when she was 9 years old. They should never have allowed their 9 year old child to wander around Cameron talking to drunken strangers.
    "CHUMBOW: Like you said, modern-day slavery. I was promised a better education. I came here at the age of nine"
    "CHUMBOW: Like you said, modern-day slavery. I was promised a better education. I came here at the age of nine"

    June 25, 2011 at 9:49 am | Reply
    • Colleen

      Her parents probably couldn't afford to pay for her to go to school. So then a wealthy woman offered to take their daughter to America and give her an education there in exchange for her doing a little work for them. Out of desperation to improve their daughter's life they sent her away in the hopes of her finding better opportunities.

      June 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  10. cd

    Please we are "all" slaves to King Ob@m@ the Tax Monster !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  11. orlandojon

    Notice they don't tell you just who the slave"owners" are this time around. The majority are blacks from the same country as the slave.

    June 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  12. steve

    blacks enslaving blacks
    very sad
    what a turnaround!

    June 26, 2011 at 3:46 am | Reply
  13. zoundsman

    Evil people walk around us every day. Makes you appreciate friends and family whom you can trust.
    I'll stop bitchin' about their shortcomings after reading this (for a while, anyway).

    June 26, 2011 at 3:47 am | Reply
  14. s kel

    cd you ignorant tea trash, people are tired of right wing rants like yours ( intelligent thinking people anyway) so just shut the hell up and stick with he artical topic.

    June 26, 2011 at 10:34 am | Reply
  15. 2tone

    Yea thats some fucked up shit look at our children of the world now lost with no help god got that tho

    June 27, 2011 at 1:28 am | Reply
  16. Walter William Safar

    Compassionate people can overcome poverty and human trafficking.
    Once againe thank you CNN journalists and the wonderful lady Demi Moor.
    Compassion is rainbow in the human herth,which makes a human being a human being.

    NAMELESS GRAVE

    Demonic fires blaze in the eye of the stone palace,
    and me,
    I only stand in the dark beneath the sky
    that reaches its invisible hands
    out towards scores of nameless graves.
    For callous people,
    they are but nameless graves
    upon which no one’s tear fell.
    They were silently and swiftly buried into the black soil,
    without speeches and tears,
    without too many imprints
    on the black soil.
    (They say that everyone’s life is worth attention,
    and that the dark truth is that only death equally appreciates each life)
    And while they treacherously, silently and swiftly
    dug a new nameless grave,
    only death was faithfully listening to the crickets
    feverishly spluttering away in the dark
    to honor the dead child.
    In the hazy grave lies the child,
    like a shadow of many dreams,
    and the raindrop,
    brought from the honorable mountain
    by the honorable wind,
    softly and timidly trembles
    on the dead child’s white face,
    like an angel’s tear.
    And politicians, tycoons, church pontiffs
    are sitting in the golden loges now,
    ghastly and faithfully acting:
    the righteous, the charitable, the Believers,
    crying their copper voices
    out into Global silence,
    like a copper bell,
    and the dead child
    now waits for one tear
    in a nameless grave.

    ©Walter William Safar

    July 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Reply

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