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N.Y. Times Ethics Columnist Falls Short on Immigration Enforcement Issue
 
By David North on April 11, 2019

Here's the question: There is a household servant, working for a diplomat from an undisclosed nation, who is being horribly exploited by her employer — a live-in worker denied a room of her own, who is ill-paid, and works impossible hours — what should be done about it?

The woman is experiencing what might be called involuntary servitude.

Though I look forward to "The Ethicist" column in the New York Times Magazine each Sunday, and think well of the author, I disagree with Kwame Anthony Appiah's approach to the matter just described in his April 7 column.

While he is aware of her exact visa status (she has an A-3), and the extent of the abuse, and realizes that she might be kicked out of the country if she complains, Appiah does not suggest that the reader take any action in the matter: "[Y]our worries about doing the nanny more harm than good are, alas, well founded."

https://cis.org/North/NY-Times-Ethics-Columnist-Falls-Short-Immigration-Enforcement-Issue
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