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Judge to Decide if Abused Cambodian Refugee Will be Deported

posted by Randall
Ny Nourn

Ny Nourn

Abuse victim Ny Nourn is awaiting a decision that could end in her freedom after 16 years in prison.

A hearing was held at an immigration court Friday in San Francisco that could determine whether this Cambodian refugee is deported back to Southeast Asia or allowed to remain in the United States.

Nourn … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The American Dream: Thai Immigrant Hopes to Move From Dishes to Design

The American Dream: Thai Immigrant Hopes to Move From Dishes to Design

posted by Cathy Sun

Asian Counseling and Referral SerivceIttikorn Hunsagul cooks, washes, and takes out trash from the Capitol Hill Thai restaurant in Seattle. The work supports the family he came with as well as his mother, who was living alone after the death of her American-born husband.

Hunsagul was trained in architectural design in his home country Thailand, and he is determined … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 2, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on The Growing Poverty Crisis that Everyone is Ignoring

The Growing Poverty Crisis that Everyone is Ignoring

posted by Randall
Sameth Mell's family at High Point Housing in Seattle

Sameth Mell’s family at High Point Housing in Seattle circa 1990

By Sharon H Chang

(editor note: This story was originally published by Think Progress and is republished here with their permission)

It is often difficult for Sameth Mell to speak about himself and his family on a warm Saturday morning in White Center, Seattle, Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Vietnamese Refugee turned US Army General

NPR: Vietnamese Refugee turned US Army General

posted by Jason Fong

USS HancockOn the 40th anniversary of the fall of Vietnam, former refugee-turned-General of the US Army, Viet Luong reflects back on his experience escaping the country.

Fleeing Vietnam with several members of his immediate family and the help of an American journalist, Luong, in his interview with NPR, recalled the warfare at the Tan Son … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asylum Seeker Thanh Dang’s Story of Survival after the Fall of Saigon

Asylum Seeker Thanh Dang’s Story of Survival after the Fall of Saigon

posted by Jason Fong

Vietnamese Boat People
 
(This is the latest in a series of stories on AsAmNews to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. The following is a question and answer with Thanh Dang. His story is featured in the book
Boat People: Personal Stories From Read more

Community Issues

Feb 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Fortune: Refugee immigrant population needs for ESL training

Asian Fortune: Refugee immigrant population needs for ESL training

posted by Randall

Invisible NewcomersThe two largest immigrant refugee populations in the United States are Bhutanese and Burmese refugees.

A new report out by the Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund concludes both groups are in desperate need for more English language training, reports Asian Fortune.

The report found that 30% of Burmese Americans live below the poverty line … Read more

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