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Survivor Story: Letter to President Obama

Iris is a client at our Polaris New Jersey office. After President Obama spoke about human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative a number of our clients wrote him. Shared with permission.

Dear President Obama,

I am 20 years old and have been a slave for 2 years but I thank God for helping me to escape from where I was. I was brought in USA to go to school but when I came here it became a nightmare & I starting working without pay, bitten, abused physically and mentally but the day I was expecting to be dead that’s when God made me a way to escape where I was bleeding, crying, not knowing what happening and Polaris found me and keep me safe.

I believe I am the eye of my family because every body there their hope is in me but they don’t know what’s going on with me.

I thank you for thinking about people like me and those who are worse than me.

May God keep you and show you many ways to help us!!!!

Thanks so much & I am proud to be in America


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