One of America’s Largest Egg Producers Caught Using Child Slaves—Given to Them by US Gov’t



One of America’s Largest Egg Producers Caught Using Child Slaves—Given to Them by US Gov’t – Free Thought Project

One of the largest egg producers in the country was caught using immigrant children as slave labor after they were “lost” by US officials.


Marion, Ohio – This Monday, another suspect pleaded guilty to his role in a human-trafficking ring that took advantage of immigrant children and forced them into slave labor. 50-year-old Pablo Duran Ramirez Jr. is the fourth person to plead guilty in the case, which involved a number of children being forced to work on an egg farm. He faces up to a decade in prison at his sentencing in January.

According to court records, a labor company named Haba Corporate Services, owned by Ramirez, arranged for trafficked immigrants to work with Trillium Farms, where they were physically threatened and forced to live in horrible conditions.

Trillium reportedly paid Haba $6 million for the immigrant workers, who were promised that they would be provided with jobs and education when they got to the states. Some of the workers were as young as 14 years old.

According to prosecutors, Ramirez was aware that these workers were children and he also knew about the conditions and abuse that these children were exposed to. When the farm was eventually raided, federal agents found nearly 40 workers on the site.

As The Free Thought Project reported earlier this year, some of the workers at this farm were among 1,500 immigrant children that were “lost” by US border officials.


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