"According to a new federal lawsuit, the Filipino worker who changed your
sheets at W South Beach Hotel, or served you lunch at posh restaurants
and country clubs, may have essentially been an indentured servant. Seventeen Filipino immigrants allege that a ring of Miami-based
employment agencies charged them outrageous "security deposits," forced
them to work for less than minimum wage and no overtime, and stashed
them in overcrowded housing." - Miami New Times, Apr. 25, 2012.
"Lead plaintiff Ma Cecilia Delgado claims that she and others were lured
to the United States from 2006 to 2009 under H-2B guest worker status,
with false promises of fair pay, humane treatment and green cards that
never came. Instead, they say, they were paid less than minimum
wages, stiffed for overtime, were packed into overcrowded housing and
compelled into forced labor under threat of deportation." - Courthouse News Service, Apr. 24, 2012.