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Texas Woman Arrested For Enslaving Two Undocumented Immigrants

She stole their money and threatened them with death if they didn’t comply.

To work as an undocumented immigrant is to be exploited. Best case scenario, you find a job that you’ll have to work a lot of hours at just to cover your living expenses. Worst case scenario? You end up a literal slave in a foreign land.

Olga Sandra Murra, a 64-year-old woman living in Fort Worth, Texas (she was born in Mexico), was recently convicted on two counts of harboring an illegal alien and two counts of forced labor. According to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release, from September 1997 until April 2011, Murra kept as slaves two Mexican women she brought into the United States illegally. Murra forced both women–their identities are being kept anonymous–to work seven days a week cleaning houses, pocketing all of their earnings. The two enslaved women were shuttled between Murra’s residences in El Paso and Fort Worth, Texas. As if that wasn’t horrifying enough, Murra, who convinced both women that she was the voice of God on earth, forced her victims into listening recordings of herself reading Bible verses.

Murrah faces a maximum of 60 years in prison.

Incidents like these are more common than you think. KCRW, a Southern California-based NPR affiliate, recently did a long series about the exploitation of undocumented immigrants in the restaurant industry in Los Angeles. As part of that investigation, KCRW spoke with a young undocumented girl who was kept as a slave. You can find out more about that series here.

For more information into the Murra case, click here.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Going Under The Sea With Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Going Under The Sea With Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

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What do you get when you mix “Hamilton” superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney? PURE AWESOMENESS!

Miranda is officially part of the musical team for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” live-action film!

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And we’re super excited!

According to Deadline, Miranda will be working with music composer Alan Menken, the mastermind behind Disney classics like “Under the Sea,” “A Whole New World,” and “Be Our Guest” to create songs and music for this live-action “Little Mermaid” masterpiece which is set to be released in 2017. We can only imagine what these two creative geniuses will come up with.

This Disney addition to Miranda’s growing list of projects is only proof the man is on fire! Just this year alone, he’s already won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Musical — all for “Hamilton.”

If you’re anything like us and can’t wait for this live-action movie to hit theaters, check these out:


Miranda serenades us with a few lyrics from the 1989 hit film and he does it perfectly.

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Pretty cool, right?

Fun fact, Miranda loves “The Little Mermaid” so much so that he named his son Sebastian after the crab in the movie.

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So cute ❤️.

No release date yet on the film, but in the meantime, we’ll just keep that “Hamilton” soundtrack on repeat.

READ: 9 Times Lin-Manuel Miranda Was The Internet’s Boyfriend

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