Blogger Calvin Ho's The Plaid Bag Connection (a blog named after the plaid plastic tote bag, "commonly associated with Chinatowns in the US") addresses immigration issues within Asian diasporas, including the often taboo issue of illegal immigration.
While the majority of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. hail from Mexico, countries ranked as top senders also include the Philippines, India, South Korean and China. Still, Asian immigrants remain nearly invisible in the immigration reform discussion, let alone its media coverage.
A post on the site today addresses groups who are even less visible, the "hidden" communities of undocumented Asian immigrants in the U.S. who come from places one wouldn't expect. (The post also includes a video with several young immigrants' stories.) Ho writes: