Pinoy couple, both doctors, deported from the U.S. for maltreatment of Pinay maid

GMA News Online reports that "Jefferson Calimlim Sr., 67, and his wife Elnora, 66, both former medical doctors in Milwaukee, were deported on June 12 from the United States."

GMA News Online reports that "Jefferson Calimlim Sr., 67, and his wife Elnora, 66, both former medical doctors in Milwaukee, were deported on June 12 from the United States." They were escorted by personnel from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). They arrived in Manila on June 14. The report noted that the Calimlims were deported because they had "kept a Filipina domestic servant in their home as a virtual slave for nearly 20 years in their home."

 

The report explained: "The investigation leading to their arrest and conviction was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and partner law enforcement agencies." Sentenced to six years in federal prison on human trafficking charges and ordered to pay more than $900,000 in restitution to the victim, the Calimlims were then ordered to be deported to the Philippines by a federal immigration judge in Chicago after they completed their prison sentences.

 

The report revealed that the maid had been brought to the U.S. by the Calimlims when she was only 19 years old. For 20 years, she was kept as a servant-prisoner inside their home and was forbidden to socialize.

 

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