Linda Thom forwards another couple of stories about the Afghan Slavery case, one of which actually mentions the immigration status of the accused in the first paragraph.
5 accused of enslaving girl | Afghan immigrant wed at age 13, By Paul Shukovsky, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 16, 20085 King residents charged in Afghan girl`s forced labor, By Noelene Clark, Seattle Times, October 16, 2008Prosecutors: Afghan girl enslaved in Wash. By GENE JOHNSON, AP , October 16, 2008
SEATTLE — Five Seattle-area immigrants from Afghanistan enslaved a teenage girl they brought to the U.S., with some forcing her to do chores and one - her 37-year-old husband - beating and sexually assaulting her, according to a federal indictment unsealed this week.[More]
I sent the Seattle PI and Seattle Times articles on the Afghans. They are in the country legally and they don`t speak English. I suppose they are refugees but who knows?The girl is illegal as she entered under a visa illegally but good news, she is eligible to stay in the US as she is a victim of human trafficking.Then she can apply to reunite her family. . . . and the beat goes on.
I think the poor girl doesn`t have any actual family, which is how she wound up in this fix. Query—do you think that the accused, if found guilty, will be deported to Afghanistan? I doubt it—an immigration court will think it`s too dangerous. The only way an illegal immigrant could get sent to Afghanistan by the American government is if he enlisted in the US Army.