Local Korean immigrants worried about family

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 17:59:18-05

Tens of thousands of Korean immigrants in metro Detroit are concerned for loved ones back home amid growing tensions between North and South Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is standing by claims that his country just successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb.

Tack Young Kim, the head of the Michigan Korean Weekly and spokesman for the Korean American Chamber of Commerce said his family lives in nearby South Korea where many are frightened.

He said our leaders must do a better job of communicating with North Korea, especially given their leader's attitude toward the United States.

Kim is continuing to work on helping Korean immigrants move to the United States, but his heart still worries for those back home.