Asian American Bar Association of Houston
A voice for the Asian-American Community
On May 22nd, the AABA signed a letter requesting Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Ross to reinstate Sherry Chen's employment. Briefly - Sherry Chen is a US citizen who worked for the National Weather Service predicting floods. Everything changed after a trip to visit her elderly parents in China. When Sherry returned to the US, she was accused and prosecuted for espionage and her employment was terminated. The government dropped all criminal charges prior to trial. On April 23, 2018, a judge with the USA Merit Systems Protection Board determined Sherry was a victim of "gross injustice" and ordered Commerce to restore her job. However, Commerce will not and intends to appeal the decision.
For more information on Sherry Chen's quest for justice, please visit: http://www.committee100.org/press_release/sherry-chen-continues-quest-for-justice-after-favorable-ruling/