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NYT Exposes Labor Exploitation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in U.S.

HeadlineFeb 27, 2023

A New York Times investigation exposes the shocking forced labor of migrant children at factories across the United States. The Times spoke to over 100 unaccompanied migrant children, largely from Central America, who described grueling and often dangerous working conditions, being subjected to long hours and late-night shifts at facilities that manufacture products for well-known corporations, such as Hearthside Food Solutions, the makers of Cheerios, Fruit of the Loom, Whole Foods, Walmart, J.Crew and Frito-Lay. Others were forced to work as cleaning staff at hotels and coffee harvesters in states like Hawaii. Some of the children were as young as 13 years old.

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