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Sold into slavery as a girl, Shyima Hall becomes a U.S. citizen: When she was 10, Shyima Hall was smuggled from Egypt into the U.S. as a slave to a family in Irvine. In Montebello on Thursday, she became an American citizen.

Hall said her dream now is to become a federal agent for ICE to help crack down on human trafficking and free the enslaved.

Your feel-good story of the day.
Photo:   Shyima Hall, 22, moments after becoming a U.S. citizen. She lives in Beaumont and is deciding whether to finish a college degree or apply for the local police force. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Sold into slavery as a girl, Shyima Hall becomes a U.S. citizen: When she was 10, Shyima Hall was smuggled from Egypt into the U.S. as a slave to a family in Irvine. In Montebello on Thursday, she became an American citizen.

Hall said her dream now is to become a federal agent for ICE to help crack down on human trafficking and free the enslaved.

Your feel-good story of the day.

Photo: Shyima Hall, 22, moments after becoming a U.S. citizen. She lives in Beaumont and is deciding whether to finish a college degree or apply for the local police force. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Teens Locked Up and Forced to Give Birth to Kids Sold into Slavery -- How Can This Happen, and What Can We Do About It? ⇢

zeitgeistmovement:

Last week, BBC broke the story of what has been dubbed a “baby farm” in southern Nigeria. Now that we know this, what are we going to do about it?

Land of The Free and Home of the Slaves ⇢

Last week, a grip of gang members and a few motel owners were arrested in my North County San Diego community after a sophisticated prostitution operation involving underage girls and adults was uncovered. 30 girls were rescued.
Gang members used Twitter and Facebook to recruit vulnerable girls locally and around the country. Beyond prostitution, the gangs would enslave the women by supplying them drugs and alcohol until they were dependant on their pimps. After that, girls were commonly sold, traded or gifted to other pimps. Motel owners were turning a blind eye and taking cash in exchange for rooms.

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