Thaty Oliveira first moved to the U.S. from Brazil in 2003, when she became an au pair in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since then, she has earned two master's degrees, become a professional nanny and founded her own childcare education business. In 2012, Ms. Oliveira joined in organizing and advocating for domestic workers at Matahari Women Workers' Center in Boston, which also advocates increased pay for au pairs. "I don't want the (au pair) program to end," she says. "I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the program. But there's a lot of restructuring needed." On December 2, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that au pairs should be covered by state labor laws and the Massachusetts Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which entitles them to higher wages and overtime pay. Shot for The Christian Science Monitor.