Sold into labour as a girl, Shyima Hall becomes a U.S. citizen

A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into a United States as a 10-year-old slave, forced to prepare and purify inside a home of a rich Irvine family and, during night, nap on a beggarly mattress in a windowless garage.

On Thursday, a Egyptian-born 22-year-old stood before a sovereign decider in Montebello with scarcely 900 others and was sworn in

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