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Chinese Restaurant Workers in U.S. Face Hurdles

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Chinese Restaurant Workers in U.S. Face Hurdles

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Chinese Restaurant Workers in U.S. Face Hurdles

Chinese Restaurant Workers in U.S. Face Hurdles

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Wendy Wong owns the Sincere Employment Agency, which helps place Chinese workers in restaurant jobs across the country. Margot Adler, NPR hide caption

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There are about 40,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States — more than the number of McDonald's and Taco Bells combined. Many of the workers in the kitchen are recent arrivals from China — some legal, some not — and many took on significant debts to get to the United States.