Welcome to EastBound88.com!

Heading toward to the East

To start the journey, please log in and start posting!

Member Login

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

  • Or
  •  
  • Forgotten password? Help!

  • Japan, Vietnam to work together to secure peace in South China Sea

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc read on

    CHINESE SPY ARRESTED IN CHICAGO

    A Chinese national has been arrested on suspicion of spying on the United States for China, read on

    Pence to tell China: We will not be intimidated in South China Sea

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, sharpening U.S. criticism of Chinese policies around the read on

    Chinese destroyer's 'unsafe' interaction with USS Decatur in South China Sea

    A Chinese destroyer came a stone's throw away from a U.S. Navy ship as the American vessel read on

    Trump Clears Deck for China Trade War With New Nafta Deal

    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump looks to be preparing for a potentially protracted read on

    Suspect charged with murder in Japanese student's death pleads not guilty

    A man charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a human body in connection with the read on

    Trump accuses China of attempting to meddle in the 2018 midterms, tells world leaders

    Trump accuses China of attempting to meddle in the 2018 midterms, tells world leaders 'they do read on

    China To Take Over Israel's Largest Port, Could Threaten US Naval Operations

    A top Israeli military and energy official has questioned Israel and China's growing economic read on

    Northern Taiwan hair salon refuses to remove 'Nazi swastikas' from entrance

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The German Institute in Taipei (GIT), Germany's de facto embassy in read on

    She can't see that's why she can't drive': woman films woman's racist's tirade

    A woman has been filmed smiling as she racially abuses a Filipino-American woman in a parking read on
  • Woman on Delta flight mistaken for sex trafficking victim



    A vacation to Cancun, Mexico, last week to celebrate a birthday ended in anguish when an Atlanta-area woman says she and her friend were mistaken on the flight home as human trafficking victims.

    The incident, which led Delta Air Lines to say it was reaching out to the customers, has put a spotlight on the delicate position of correctly identifying victims while rooting out incidents of trafficking.

    One of the travelers, Stephanie Ung, who had just turned 26, told NBC affiliate WXIA that she was questioned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers for more than an hour upon arriving at the airport. She said she never got a straight answer as to why she was detained.

    "I just kept telling them that I wanted to go home for my family Thanksgiving dinner, and that they were making me late, but they just didn't care," Ung said through tears. "They just laughed."

    "The fact that I missed dinner with my family you can't take that back," she added. "I can just look at the pictures and feel sad that I wasn't a part of it."

    Ung, who is Asian American, said that she believes her race was a factor in the situation.

    "I know human trafficking is huge within the Asian community, right, and that's the only reason why I could see you stopping me," Ung said. "That and the fact that I was in a dress. I was in a dress with some cardigans and boots, and I think that's totally appropriate to fly on an airplane with."

    She added that her friend also has an Asian background and other passengers might have viewed them as "two little girls on the plane."

    She acknowledged that some might see that as a red flag, but in this case, people were wrong and need to "mind your own business."

    A Delta spokesperson said that another passenger on the flight believed someone else was in possession of the women's passports at the time and reported that concern to the crew. Someone holding another person's passport can be a "possible indicator of a human trafficking event," Delta said in a statement.

    U.S. citizens are required to have a passport to fly to and from Mexico. Ung told the station that they were in possession of their own passports during their trip.

    She could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday by NBC News.

    Since 2011, Delta said it has been training its flight attendants to spot possible cases of human trafficking and contributed $1 million this year to help the anti-trafficking group Polaris. In this situation, the airline added, it took the concern seriously and contacted authorities.

    "While their investigation did show that our customers were not being trafficked, we train our crew members to remain alert and use their professional experience and practice best judgment to ensure the safety of all customers," Delta said. The airline said it is "troubled" by accusations of discrimination and has reached out to the affected travelers.

    Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that it cannot comment on individual cases, but that any traveler who feels that an officer has acted unprofessionally can voice concerns to the on-duty supervisor or anonymously report allegations of misconduct online.

    Federal authorities say Atlanta remains one of the largest hubs in the country for sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for reported cases, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wo...BdY?li=BBnb7Kz



About Us

    "EastBound88.com is your premier portal for news and discussion on Asian traditions, contemporary culture, history and politics. Catch up on current events, chat with friends, watch a movie, have a serious debate or hang out in the arcade! Thank you for visiting and enjoy your stay."
EastBound

Quick Links

Follow Us on