“I think it’s easy for people like you and me who wear suits and ties and work in offices to cast aspersions on those with a tenth-grade education . . . But let’s talk about some of these folks with a tenth-grade education . . . I have had the opportunity to meet over the years many farmworkers who have had families die under brutal conditions in the heat so that you or I can have less expensive orange juice, cheaper artichokes, or less expensive garlic . . . and I just want to suggest that these people have given far more to American society than you or I ever will.” - Congressman Ted W. Lieu
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“The United Nations recognized that there were millions of displaced persons during and after the war that were fleeing their countries. They provided everything for resettlement,” Ki-moon told refugee families from Syria, Iran, El Salvador, Bosnia and Iraq during an Annenberg Foundation-sponsored event in Century City.
PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Murphy's family escaped Vietnam on a boat, eventually making it to the United States with aid from an American Navy ship.
Now, the 37-year-old businesswoman and defense expert is running for a House seat in Florida as a Democrat. Murphy said she would be proud to become the first Vietnamese-American woman in Congress, but even prouder that her election would mark another step toward lawmakers reflecting the diversity of the U.S. population.
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Washington - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) finished first among Freshman Democrats in the 2016 Member Online All-Star Competition. As a result, Mr. Lieu was awarded the title of 2016 Freshman MVP. The annual Member social media contest is hosted by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.
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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to a new study released by Nielsen and its Asian Pacific American External Advisory Council, which provides an in-depth analysis of the expanding cultural and economic footprint of Asian-Americans consumers.
The 11 Filipino workers in Los Angeles, who last month won a $15.3 million federal court judgment for the human trafficking and labor violations of their former employer, have obtained visas to stay in the United States with the help of a member of Congress.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who helped the workers win new visas in order to stave off deportation and fight their civil case, said he wants to see their employers taken to court on criminal charges for human trafficking.
LOS ANGELES - With their families by their side, along with Congressman Ted Lieu and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice, eleven Filipino bakery workers celebrated a sweet victory receiving their trafficking visas.
"The joy we felt after all these years of stressful situation is indescribable," said bakery worker Armie Dela Cerna.
"They're now able to have some relief for at least three years and we really have appreciated their courage to stand up," Stewart Kwoh of Asian Americans Advancing Justice said.
Washington, DC – Today, Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements on the passage of the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (H.R.
Eleven Filipino guest workers now have visas to work in the U.S. The workers, as one says, are "survivors" of human trafficking.
Earlier, they won a 15-million dollar judgment again L'Amande French Bakery. Their attorney says the Torrance and Beverly Hills bakeries are now closed.
FILIPINO workers, who prevailed in a yearlong legal battle against the owners of a French bakery in Southern California, now have temporary authorization to live and work in the US.
After winning a $15.2 million case against the owners of the now shuttered L’Amande Bakery (which had locations in Torrance and Beverly Hills), the 11 plaintiffs have been awarded T visas, which allow victims of human trafficking to temporarily live and work in the United States.
After a year-long legal battle resulting in a $15.2 million default judgment last month, the 11 victims of human trafficking who sued the owners of L’Amande French Bakery were also recently granted T visas, also known as T Nonimmigrant Status. T visas provide victims of human trafficking temporary legal status and work authorization and allow them to bring their families to the U.S.