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North Koreans See Their Families for the First Time After Escaping Through 3000-Mile ‘Underground Railroad’

International NGO Liberty in North Korea has released an emotional video in which North Korean refugees were given the chance to see their families again for the first time since escaping the oppressive regime.

While these refugees are escaping out of their country and fleeing into China, many are eventually caught and forcibly sent back to North Korea by Chinese authorities to face unimaginable punishments upon returning.

New Documentary Reveals the Struggle of a Vietnamese American Family Separated by ICE


It has long been Lan Nguyen’s mission to bring to light on one of the most overlooked facets of the United State’s crackdown on immigrants: the deportation of Southeast Asian refugees.

Nguyen, who teaches ethnic studies at the California State University of Long Beach, has been organizing with VietUnity-SoCal and seeks social change with her film.

Why So Many Nail Salons Are Run By Vietnamese People

If you’ve ever been to a nail salon before, chances are you’ve encountered a Vietnamese establishment; in fact, they seem to be running any given nail salon that you might walk into. But why? Is it a family tradition, the secret of the French manicure passed down from generation to generation? Do they have a natural ability to own and operate these types of businesses? Or is it something else?

In fact, the origin behind this phenomenon is far more interesting than a family tradition or an innate knack, and it all starts with the Vietnam war, a Hollywood actress, and 20 refugees.

Syrian Man A‌rres‌t‌e‌d for the High-Profile M‌‌ur‌‌de‌‌r of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen

A 28-year-old Syrian refugee was a‌rr‌es‌te‌d by Canadian authorities in connection to the high-profile case of Marrisa Shen, a 13-year-old girl who was found d‌e‌a‌d in a park in British Columbia.

Ibrahim Ali, who came to Canada three months before the d‌e‌ath‌ of Shen on July 19, 2017, is now under p‌o‌lic‌e custody and awaiting his next court appearance on Sept. 14, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) press release.

This New York Startup Has the Best Way to Help Refugee Chefs Everywhere

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.