Monday, February 14, 2005

Immigrant slavery arrest made in Nashville

The Jersey Journal reports that Noris Elvira Rosales Martinez was arrested in Nashville for her role in a New Jersey-based immigrant smuggling ring. The AP reports that Rosales Martinez had been on the run after the other ringleaders were previously arrested in New Jersey.

"The arrests followed raids last month at two Union City addresses where agents found 19 female Hondurans, including six juveniles. According to court documents, the women told investigators that smugglers promised them jobs as restaurant waitresses in America but instead turned them into indentured servants."

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made the arrest.

For more information about modern slavery and to learn how one private sector organization fights slavery and bonded labor, a good place to start is the International Justice Mission.

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