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Labor Trafficking

Emma was 19 and living in Micronesia when Edk Kenit and Choimina Luka promised her an education and the opportunity to travel in the United States. When she arrived in Tacoma, Washington, they forced her to work in a chicken processing plant. They kept all her pay from the plant, and required her to cook and clean their home and take care of their children. Emma was not allowed to leave the home, and Kenit and Luka kept her passport. Eventually, a neighbor helped Emma escape. Kenit and Luka pled guilty to forcing Emma into servitude by withholding her documents and were sentenced to prison.

If you are in the United States and you need help or you want to learn more about human trafficking:

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