Congressman, faith and labor leaders urge release of jailed workers

Imagine you sell your home, even borrow money, to move to another community where you are promised a good job. But when you get there, you’re forced to live in near-slavery conditions. When you report the situation to the authorities, you’re arrested and put in jail. The employer, meanwhile, faces no penalties and continues to reap profits from your work. That—in a nutshell—is the situation faced by 23 workers from India currently held in the Fargo, N.D., jail by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Continue Reading