According to this article The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the U.S. is an extension of an illegal but common practice in Africa. “Around one-third of the estimated 10,000 forced laborers in the United States are servants trapped behind the curtains of suburban homes, according to a study by the National Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley and Free the Slaves, a nonprofit group. No one can say how many are children, especially since their work can so easily be masked as chores.”
One of the saddest quotes was from a little 10 year old girl, who worked up to 20 hours a day without a day off.
“It never occurred to her to run away.
‘I thought this was normal,’ she said.”