Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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Crime

Stockton Couple Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges

posted by Randall
Human TraffickingBy Ed Diokno
 
A husband and wife were indicted for human trafficking. Most of the victims were from India and other countries of South Asia.

Satish Kartan, 43, and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 38, of Stockton, Calif, were indicted recently by a Stockton grand jury for forced labor and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

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Crime

17 Indicted for Sex Trafficking & Exploiting Hundreds of Thai ‘slaves’

posted by Randall
Human Trafficking

The human trafficking ring spread across the country.
DOJ Graphic

By Ed Diokno

Hundreds of Thai women were offered a chance at the American dream, instead they lived a nightmare as “sex slaves” in a human trafficking ring exposed and busted by a multi-agency investigation that netted 17 arrests, according to an indictment unsealed this … Read more

Chinese American

DNC Notebook: AAPI Participants Passionately Involved in the Political Process

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard nominates Bernie Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard walks onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention to nominate Bernie Sanders for President

By Ed Diokno

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  (D-Hawaii) did get her moment at the Democratic National Convention when she nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.
Gabbard was vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and butted heads with … Read more

Chinese American

Washington Post: Chinese Nanny Allegedly Held Captive and Treated Like a Dog

posted by Randall

Lili Huang

Lili Huang is accused of kidnapping and abusing her nanny

If you think your boss is bad, wait until you hear what one boss is accused of doing.
 
A nanny in Woodbury, MN was found beaten and starved with a broken rib and sternum.
 
Her boss, 35-year old Lili Huang, has been charged … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Children in Danger of Sexual Exploitation

posted by Randall

Massage parlor

Human sex trafficking is nothing new in the Asian American community.

It’s no secret there is an illegal pipeline of exploited workers coming from Asian countries of women being lured to the United States, incurring huge debt to immigrate and then being forced to pay off their debt by working in massage parlors or as … Read more

Filipino American

Exploited Bakery Workers Get U.S. Visas to Continue Working Legally

posted by Randall
L’Amande French Bakery settlement

Gina Pablo speaks about the abusive and illegal working conditions she endured working at L’Amande French Bakery. Looking on are Stewart Kwoh, executive director of AAAJ-Los Angeles, (left) and U.S. Representative Ted W. Lieu.

By Ed Diokno

After a year-long legal battle resulting in a $15.2 million default judgment last month, the 11 victims of … Read more

Community Issues

Judge Awards $15.2 Million to Exploited Filipino Workers

posted by Randall
Beverly Hills Bakery

The Beverly Hills bakery where the Filipinos worked has been closed

By Ed Diokno

Eleven Filipino workers were awarded over $15 million in a lawsuit against their former employers, whose claim of labor exploitation and human trafficking was uncontested

 The workers were trafficked to the United States to serve as domestic servants and back-of-the-house employees … Read more

Community Issues

Asians Both Victims & Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

posted by Randall

Statue of LibertyBy Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

When people speak about human trafficking, it is almost always equated with the sex industry. But the problem is far more prevalent ranging from trafficking of domestic workers like maids or nannies to garment, agricultural and construction workers.

According to a study conducted by the Freedom Network, a national … Read more

Asian Americans

Asia Is the Largest Source of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

posted by Randall
Human Trafficking

Human trafficking survivor

By Ed Diokno

Victims of human trafficking could be the guy delivering your Chinese food, a woman  giving manicures, the men working in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant or the woman taking care of the children of someone you know. They have been gardeners, waiters, bakers and teachers.

President Barack Obama … Read more

Community Issues

Star Tribune: Child Exploitation Victim Sues for Damages

posted by Randall

Panyia Vang

The story of Panyia Vang is a heart breaking one, but what makes it worse is that its not unusual.

The Star Tribune reports that between 2010 and 2014 there were 2,440 human trafficking convictions in the United States.

Vang’s story which begins in Laos at the age of 14 when a man lured the … Read more

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