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Rep. Pham, daughter of Vietnamese refugees, comes ‘full circle’ to welcome Afghan refugees to Oregon

Rep. Khanh Pham Wants to Welcome Vietnamese Refugees

An Oregon state representative wants to give a proper welcome to the Afghan refugees who will be arriving in the state early next year.

A proper welcome: Rep. Khanh Pham (House District 46), who was born to Vietnamese refugee parents, is among the leaders of the task force that will manage the resettlement of 1,200 refugees from Afghanistan to Oregon, reported Portland Tribune.

Vietnam Airlines become first in history to offer direct commercial flights between Vietnam and US

Vietnam Airlines becomes first company to offer direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to U.S

On Monday, the first commercial nonstop flight from Vietnam to the United States was successfully completed by flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

The first: The flight, which had 30 passengers consisting mostly of Vietnamese Americans aboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, “marked a new milestone for Vietnam Airlines in particular and Vietnam’s aviation in general,” said Vietnam Airlines President Le Hong Ha, according to VNExpress.

500 Vietnamese forced laborers at Chinese factory in Serbia have only two toilets, report alleges

Vietnamese forced laborers for Chinese factory in Serbia

Around 500 migrant workers from Vietnam are being exploited at a Chinese-run company in Serbia, local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported last week.

The rundown: The workers, who were hired to construct a tire factory in Zrenjanin, a city in the northern province of Vojvodina, are allegedly doing so under conditions that could endanger their lives, according to the NGOs. When work is over, they reportedly go to cramped dormitories, where they allegedly face even more issues such as lack of food, water and clothes.