Protestors in both San Francisco and New York took to the street to protest the abuse of teachers from the Philippines recruited to come to the US, reports ABS CBN.
The demonstrators say as many as 300 teachers were trafficked to come to the United States.
One who asked not to be identified said he paid $20,000 in recruitment fees, but that promises of a teaching job were not kept.
“We were promised to have a good life here, a high-paying job and sign-in bonuses but all of those things didn’t come true,” said the victim.
Some of those recruited said they had to borrow from loan sharks to pay recruiters who lied about getting them good jobs.
You can hear a lot more of their plight in the video from ABS CBN below. The brief introduction is in Tagalog, but the story is in English.