Juliet was brought to America to work and send money home to her family when she was 14 years old. Listen to excerpts of an interview with Juliet to hear why she left China, what it’s like working in restaurants at 14 years old, and what the living conditions are like.

Every year, Chinese human smugglers, known as 'snakeheads', use transnational, illicit networks to transport persons from China into the United States. Migrants pay fees as high as $80,000, and are subject to exploitation and brutality in the course of their journeys, as well as retribution upon themselves and their families should they be unable to pay.  Read more after the break to find out about who's involved and how it happens.