A petition with nearly 2,000 signatures is asking California Gov. Gavin Newsom to directly pardon a man facing imminent deportation to Vietnam next week.
Who’s being deported: Lam Hong Le, 52, was detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Yuba County Jail before being released on deportation proceedings.
A North Korean defector recently shared his elation after voting in a U.S. election for the first time ever.
Joseph Kim, who moved to the U.S. as a refugee in 2007, cast his very first vote during Super Tuesday in Dallas.
A Cambodian American refugee deported in August 2018 has returned home to his family in Massachusetts this week.
Thy Chea, a resident of Lowell, Massachusetts, fled Cambodia at the age of 10 with his parents and five siblings to escape the deadly Khmer Rouge. They took shelter in a Thai refugee camp before flying to the U.S. in 1981.
Aron Moxley, the former lead singer of the all-Asian band The Slants, shared on Facebook his origin as a Vietnamese child refugee before he was brought to the United States.
In his post, Moxley recalled an encounter with a marine with whom he had a significant connection.
China is blasting CNN for reporting on an Uyghur woman who allegedly witnessed the deaths of nine detainees in a “re-education center,” including her own son, at a hospital in Urumqi, Xinjiang region — the center of an ongoing crackdown on the ethnic minority.
In the report first published over the weekend, the woman, identified as Mihrigul Tursun, claimed that authorities detained her and took her eight-week-old triplets just after they arrived from Egypt in March 2015.
Dean Tran, the first Vietnamese-American politician to ever win a Massachusetts State Senate seat, has been sworn-in after a victory by 700 votes at a special election in December 2017 to replace Jennifer Flanagan.
Tran, a Republican, will represent the Worcester-Middlesex district in Massachusetts.
The Chinese government is planning to build refugee camps for North Korean defectors due to the situation within the China-North Korea border which has “intensified lately.” China is prepping to build camps in five areas within Changbai, which could potentially house thousands of North Korean refugees.
While China’s foreign ministry didn’t deny that they were planning to build the alleged refugee sites, they admitted that they weren’t aware there’s already media coverage on it. According to BussinessInsider, China’s plans on building the said refugee camps originated from a leaked document that was discovered on Chinese social media site Weibo.
A daughter of a Vietnamese refugee who tried to escape from Vietnam’s communist rule 33 years ago has made a plea on social media to find her mom.
In a post on Tuesday, Facebook user Amy Nguyen wrote that she is hoping to find her mom, Nguyen Thi Le Hoa, who was abducted by pirates along with other escapees as they were fleeing their country by boat over three decades ago.
In a bid to remind New Yorkers where they usually get their favorite things, a creative duo decided to go to different New York boroughs to place “made by refugee” stickers on goods that are originally non-American.
Both based in Queens, New York, photographer Kien Quan and partner Jillian Young plastered the stickers on a variety of items ranging from copies of the Bible to bottles of Sriracha chili sauce. Their project was also documented on video to further increase awareness, DNAinfo reports.
For a country that is in great need of immigrants to boost its aging society and depleting workforce, Japan has continued with their low acceptance rate for refugees of only a measly 1% last year.
In 2015, the country reportedly rejected 99% of applicants, only accepting 27 refugees out of the record 7,586 applications it had at the time, according to Al Jazeera.
Today, Thuan Pham is the successful Chief Technology Officer at Uber, the most valuable ride-sharing startup in the world worth over $62 billion, but as a child, Pham struggled to survive as a poor refugee boy escaping a war-ravaged Vietnam.
Pham was among the tens of thousands of refugees who fled from the Vietnam War in 1979. The 10-year-old Pham, his mom and his siblings were crammed with hundreds of other Vietnamese refugees on a 60-meter boat on their way to an uncertain future.
New York City is a haven of great international cuisine. With the number of specialty restaurants that offer a variety of food from different countries in the city, it is certainly not easy for a restaurant to stand out even if they are offering unique meal options.
However, there is something special about Eat Offbeat that sets it apart from other restaurants: its chefs are all refugees who were recruited from International Rescue Committee, an American refugee resettlement agency.