Plight of Asian-American day laborers living in poverty in Flushing, Queens

Plight of Asian-American day laborers living in poverty in Flushing, Queens

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) — When it comes to New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet, there’s one group that sometimes remains unseen. More than a quarter of New York City’s Asian-American population lives in poverty. It is a scene that plays out every single morning throughout downtown Flushing. Before […]

According to city figures, Asian-Americans have the highest level of poverty of any ethnic group.

At almost 27%, it is an unconscionable number. It’s more than one out of every four Asian-Americans in New York.

And yet, this community receives less than one percent of state funding.