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A Vietnamese Refugee's Thanksgiving Hope For Syria

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Jimmy Nguyen

My family's journey epitomizes the mythic American Dream. The United States is a land of immigrants -- beginning with the Pilgrims that inspired Thanksgiving -- who come for freedom and opportunity. And that's why the debate over Syrian refugees hits home for me.

40 Years After the Vietnam War

David Duong | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
David Duong

As this once war-ridden country rushes towards the future, Vietnamese-Americans like me are coming back with a desire to contribute to the nation building, through the lens of our American education, upbringing and culture.

60 Years in Journalism: 40 Years Since the Fall of Saigon

Irv Chapman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media
Irv Chapman

I spent three months in the ABC Saigon Bureau in 1971, coming not from the States but from Moscow. An election was in progress. Vietnam had some 30 newspapers, all but one complaining that the voting was rigged, quite a contrast with the press in Soviet Russia.

A Vietnamese Mother's Story to Her Gay Son

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

It was my relationship with a former partner that finally prompted me, in my 30s, to come out to my parents. And it was that relationship that finally led me to bring a man home to meet my parents. It turns out that I did not give my mom and dad enough credit.

Return of LGBT Groups to Little Saigon's 'Tet' Parade is a Community Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Being invited back to the Tet parade by members of their own community is a bigger step towards true inclusion of LGBT people in Little Saigon than a court victory alone could achieve.

Immigration Stories: Andrew Lam's Birds of Paradise Lost

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.06.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Andrew Lam's Birds of Paradise Lost captures the universal immigrant experience -- where versions of paradise are both lost and gained -- through the very particular experience of the refugees who fled Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Did Tippi Hedren Invent the Vietnamese Nail Hegemony?

Disgrasian | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style

Vietnamese nail workers have worse problems than bad, racist impressions -- they face the highest exposure to dangerous chemicals, and the government is doing very little to help them.

Nail Salons and Human Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phillip Martin

In recent years, law enforcement officials nationwide have reported increases in human trafficking. By some estimates there are around 20,000 victims brought into the United States each year.

Russia Closes Chirkizovsky International Market, Seen As Attack On Foreigners

Karina Ioffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karina Ioffee

In late June, the metal gates of the 740 acre Chirkizovsky bazaar-- the largest in Europe and venue for many immigrant merchants -- slammed shut, leaving an estimated 100,000 people without work.

Colorado Pension System: $1 Million Fraud Reveals Lax Enforcement Of Requirements

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Lakewood man sent to prison for six years Monday for bilking the state's Old Age Pension system out of $1 million has sparked a call to strengthen r...