Labor Trafficking Is A Crime You Probably Don't Notice

Julie Dahlstrom, Boston University School of Law


It has been more than four years since Catherine Piedad called 911 from a $1.7 million home in Newton.

In 2015, she worked long hours to care for a Russian family’s young twins. Her passport was taken, and she slept in a small room with little light and nowhere to store her clothes. When she asked to be paid, her employer threatened to send her back to the Philippines. She feared deportation and did not know who to trust.