Thursday 19th October 2017,

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Asian Americans

No Happy Ending to Racist Song

posted by Randall

Happy Ending

It’s the open secret behind the doors of too many massage parlors.

Happy endings have become synonymous with sex.

Too often its connected to sex trafficking-women lured to America with the promise of a better life, only to be trapped into a life of sexual servitude at a massage parlor while they pay off the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

UPDATED: Chinatown Restaurant Hit with Federal Labor Complaint

posted by Louis Chan

Shi Lin XiangBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

(This story has been updated with more specifics about the federal complaint. The Flushing Workers Center says this is a discrimination complaint and not a complaint about back wages, as we originally reported.)

A federal complaint has been filed against a Flushing, New York restaurant accused of discriminating against … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Modern Day Sweat Shops Prey on Aspiring Tech Workers from India

posted by Louis Chan

Optional Practical Training University of MissouriBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

When you hear the words body shop, you likely think of workers in overalls restoring your car to its original physical condition.

For thousands of mostly Indian workers, body shops may be the equivalent of the modern day sweatshop. They are employers who may be taking advantage of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Queens Assemblyperson Ron Kim to AsAmNews: “I Have Never Changed My Stance” on Nail Salon Reform

Queens Assemblyperson Ron Kim to AsAmNews: “I Have Never Changed My Stance” on Nail Salon Reform

posted by ShirleyNLew

Nail salonBy Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Two articles written in AsAmNews have drawn the ire of New York Assemblyperson Ron Kim, who in 2012 became the first Korean American ever elected in New York State. The articles questioned whether contributions from the nail salon industry to Kim’s campaign had caused him to “flip … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 31, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on CBS LA: Thai Workers Live American Dream 20 Years after Sweatshop Raid

CBS LA: Thai Workers Live American Dream 20 Years after Sweatshop Raid

posted by Randall

Sweatshop Raid

Here’s proof that people can rise above oppression.

20 years ago this coming Sunday, authorities raided an apartment complex near Los Angles where 72 Thai workers were held captive and forced to work under sweatshop conditions.

After the raid, immigration threatened the workers with deportation, but an attorney intervened and convinced the government to authorize … Read more

Community Issues

Jul 16, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NDTV: Indian Workers Win $20 Million in Labor Trafficking Case

NDTV: Indian Workers Win $20 Million in Labor Trafficking Case

posted by Randall
Hurricane Katrina

A Texas Army National Guard Blackhawk black deposits a 6,000 pound-plus bag of sand and gravel on-target, Sunday, September 4, 2005as work progresses to close the breach in the 17th Street Canal, New Orleans. (U.S. Army Corp of Engineers photo by Alan Dooley)

Some 200 Indian workers have won a $20 million dollar settlement from … Read more

Community Issues

Jun 22, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on TIME: Bill to Protect Nail Salons’ Workers’ Rights

TIME: Bill to Protect Nail Salons’ Workers’ Rights

posted by Jason Fong

nail salon The New York State Assembly has passed a bill  clamping down on the exploitation of unlicensed nail salon workers.

According to Time Magazine, the bill will lower the cost of a qualifying nail salon exam and allow workers to legally continue to work in a salon while preparing for a final licensing exam.… Read more

Chinese American

NBC Bay Area: Airline workers trained to spot young victims of human trafficking

posted by Randall

human traffickingThis is quite an initiative and it would be great if it put a dent into a worldwide problem that also touches the Asian American community.

NBC Bay Area is reporting that airline workers are being trained to spot young victims of human trafficking.(stock photo by Mayor McGinn)

A training session was held Thursday … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Link: Indian American couple arrested for smuggling workers into US & exploiting them

posted by Randall

Amrutlal & Dakshaben PatelFederal authorities have arrested an Indian American couple in Kentucky on charges of illegally bringing Indian workers into the US and then making them work long hours for little pay, reports the Link.

Amrutlal Patel and his wife, DakshabenPatel run four Subway restaurants in Lexington. One worker accused the couple of denying him food … Read more

Top Story

Aug 11, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on USA Today: Scammers Exploit Foreign Workers Trying to Cut through Visa Backlog

USA Today: Scammers Exploit Foreign Workers Trying to Cut through Visa Backlog

posted by Randall

Recruiters are especially common in the high tech industry here in the U.S. and among those looking for management positions in the corporate world.

It’s no different for foreign workers trying to come to the United State legally and are seeking highly sought after work visas.

Unfortunately, according the USA Today, not all foreign … Read more

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