Victims of Labor Trafficking, Often Invisible, Lured by Dreams of Better Life

Posted on June 04, 2015 
By Naomi Eide and Carly Morales 

This story is part of an investigative series on human trafficking in Maryland. 

LAUREL, Md. -- For a girl from Cameroon, the idea of America was seen only through a television screen. America was a dream where she could marry the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and be a part of the Beverly Hills 90210 clique. 

"The way we see America in Africa, oh my God, it's like heaven," said Evelyn Chumbow, a survivor of domestic labor trafficking. "You would have never told me I would see a homeless person or I would be enslaved in America. I would never, ever [have] thought that."...