In a recent news release, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has informed that a husband and wife from northern Washington state have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from a probe by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations that revealed the pair had hired and harbored an illegal alien domestic worker.
It is reported that they recruited an impoverished young woman from the Philippines to be their family's live-in domestic servant, and employed her for 3 years. During her employment, the victim was required to work seven days a week, providing full-time childcare, cleaning, cooking and other domestic services. She was paid $200 to $240 per month.
The couple paid the victim $57,000 in restitution at the time of their guilty pleas, and they are barred from having any contact with the victim or her family.