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Filipino teachers win $4.5M in US suit


A federal jury awarded $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain United States jobs through a placement agency.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The teachers’ victory: Psychological coercion and human trafficking


Universal Placement International (UPI) recruited teachers to work in the United States sometime in 2006. A work program was advertised in the newspaper and several teachers responded.  The applicants were interviewed and were asked to pay $5,000 upon submission of their documents. Petitions for working  visas  (H1B) for the teachers were processed through the recruitment […]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Global Pinoy | Read More »