New website fights trafficking of Filipino workers in U.S.

LOS ANGELES -- A new website was launched this week as a part of an initiative to combat and prevent exploitation, abuse and trafficking of Filipino migrant workers who hold temporary work visas in the United States. The legal and civil rights nonprofit organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) launched "Ang Karapatan Mo Sa America(Your Rights in America)," an online resource in English and Tagalog that lists rights as well as helpful tips based on the visa provider and/or the specific visa currently held. "What we have seen in our work is that a disproportionate number of our human trafficking clients are Filipino, and too often they wou...

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