When he arrived in the US, AsrorJon found out that the original offer as a guest services agent was a fraud. He had been misled and trapped along with 12 other people forced to live and work in poor conditions in the middle of nowhere without pay. They all shared a trailer without enough beds and only one unventilated bathroom while working as housekeepers.
With only $200 in his pocket and thousands of dollars of debt from back home, he became further trapped in what were essentially slave quarters. But his cousin, Garik, provided a way out. Garik lived in Maryland and helped AsrorJon get back on his feet.
It wasn’t easy, by any means. Those who had entrapped AsrorJon blatantly threatened him when he escaped, but he pushed onwards. His background in English proved of little use for the community, so he needed to look elsewhere for an income. Starting from nothing, AsrorJon worked tirelessly at odd jobs to make ends meet. Everything from a mover and construction worker to a cleaner and delivery guy. Long hours and low pay made for a slow uphill climb, but he did start to make progress.