Sold by her parents when she was 11, the Egyptian-born Hall spent nearly two years living on a bare, dirty mattress in a windowless garage on a tree-lined street of opulent, Mediterranean-style homes.
There, under the noses of her neighbors on Pacific Grove in Northpark [Irvine], Shyima worked 20-hour days as a domestic servant to an Egyptian couple and their five children.
She was denied schooling and trips to the doctor and dentist. She was not allowed to sit down to meals with the family. She was forced to wash her own clothes by hand in
The family called her "stupid girl," and worse, instead of using her name.
She was rescued by ICE and now has been adopted by an American family. Shyima is attending college and works in a local mall.
Her ambition? To become an ICE agent and help others caught in human slave trafficking.
God bless her.