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unsaltedbutter t1_ja9dr9e wrote

New York Times had this article 2 days ago about child labor:

> Migrant children, who have been coming into the United States without their parents in record numbers, are ending up in some of the most punishing jobs in the country, a New York Times investigation found. This shadow work force extends across industries in every state, flouting child labor laws that have been in place for nearly a century. Twelve-year-old roofers in Florida and Tennessee. Underage slaughterhouse workers in Delaware, Mississippi and North Carolina. Children sawing planks of wood on overnight shifts in South Dakota.

You'll find a ton of very common companies listed in that article.


wrathfulgrape t1_jaa7cez wrote

This makes me horrified to wonder whether some of those kids who were separated from their parents at the border and were not found were trafficked to these places.


razorirr t1_jaai373 wrote

Look kid, you can get on the juvenile detention bus, or you can get on the work and send money home bus, up to you

- some farmer / roofer / meatpacker definitely.


wrathfulgrape t1_jaaj2d6 wrote

Send money back home?!? What is this---illegal child labor paradise?

Gah. All of this makes me so fucking angry.

ETA: And because this is Reddit---the child trafficking and forced child labor makes me fucking angry.


submittedanonymously t1_jac7ae5 wrote

But the REAL issue according to states this seems to be happening in is Drag shows apparently.

How come these disgusting people are so focussed on specific abuses and not overall abuse? Is it because they want to legislate against what turns them on and confuses them, or that they too want to profit from child labor?

It’s probably both.