Mahender and Varsha Sabhnani are a wealthy Indian couple accused of keeping two Indonesian girls as slaves on Long Island, and torturing them.I`ve mentioned this case before
, and here it is again—while the Times of India
had the headline Indian couple held for torturing maids in US
the headlines in the US say "Millionaire" and they don`t use the word "immigrant" for either victims or criminals. Here`s how a Dallas TV station describes the Sabhnanis`s immigration history:
One of the servants came to Long Island in 2002; the second in 2005. Prosecutors say the Sabhnanis confiscated their passports.Varsha Sabhnani is originally from Indonesia and her husband is from India; both are U.S. citizens.If convicted, the Sabhnanis, who have four children and run a perfume business in their home, could face as much as 40 years in prison.Servants Say Millionaire Pair Savaged Them - News Story - KXAS | Dallas
that if they were being profiled for running a motel or a 7-Eleven,
the story would have the word "Immigrant"
in the headline. It would be part of the "immigrant experience"
in American history.
It`s still part of the "immigrant experience"
in American history but it`s not called that.