Louis says that his father had access to the port and the fishermen there because his job took him there often. The first part of the plan to emigrate from Vietnam included lots of secrecy. Louis says his father made it a point to be very friendly with all of the fishermen for a long time. He made friends with one of these men and they became close. Because of this close friendship, Louis says his father knew that the fisherman was someone that could be trusted. He started to ask him to take him on a trip that would enable him to escape from Vietnam. It took a long time to convince the fisherman to agree to do this. Louis’ father had to pay the man money little by little over the course of an entire year to convince him. It was difficult to convince him because he knew that there was lots of danger involved for him as well. After a year, the fisherman agreed to take on the job. He actually worked to organize a group of people that all wanted to go. This helped to defray the cost of the fuel and the risk for the fisherman. Once the group was ready and had paid, the fisherman took them on a two-week boat journey from Vietnam to Malaysia. The trip was very difficult but it was worth it. Once the Vietnamese immigrants were in Malaysia, things got much easier. The Malaysian government worked quickly to issue visas to the Vietnamese. This allowed movement within the country and the ability to work. Louis said that his father had no desire to stay in Malaysia because opportunities were limited, so he almost immediately caught a boat headed for the Philippines. Upon arrival in the Philippines, he was placed in a refugee camp. It sounds worse than it was. He was given enough food and a clean place to sleep. Moat importantly, he was taught English for six months, so he could get along once he arrived in America. After the six months was up, he moved to California and then on to Boston, which is were he still resides today. My classmate Louis’ father had a very different experience immigrating to America than a member of my neighborhood did. Mr. Milanovic emigrated from Bosnia with his wife and two daughters. His decision to immigrate was caused by more urgent circumstances that Louis’ father. The war in Bosnia and Mr. Milanovic’s ethnicity were factors in his immigration. He did not immigrate to America just for a better life. He came to America because his life was not safe in his homeland anymore. Mr. Milanovic saw his nieces, nephews and two of his brothers killed in a raid by Serbs. He says that it is a miracle that his entire family was able to escape intact and alive. Mr. Milanovic knew a friend with a truck that routinely traveled past safe areas where the UN was gathering Bosnian refugees. After the visit to his Brother’s home and the raid by the Serbs, he decided that he needed to get his family out of Bosnia. They packed almost nothing and went to the UN refugee camp to wait. They waited a very long time. He recalls boredom being the real enemy. People would grow tense because there was nothing to do except worry about missing family members. After nearly a full year in the refugee camp, the Milanovic family arrived in the United States. They arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska because that is where the organization that had arranged for sponsors was located. All the Milanovic family knew is that they were going to be taken care of for the first few months in America by
My classmate Louis was born in America, but his father emigrated from Vietnam. His story is one that is probably similar to many of the people that emigrated from Vietnam after the conflict was over between the Communist and Nationalist forces. He says that he is glad that he was able to immigrate to America…
What is the range of issues/problems facing Southeast Asian nations?
The Southeast Asia is a region known for various issues and problems – economic, social, environmental, political, and security problems. It is a region which has experienced civil and political unrests, abject poverty, terrorist attacks, health issues, and natural disasters.
The largest population of the Vietnamese people stays along the Bolsa Avenue in Vietnam. I resided in California County as a refugee when the Vietnamese war erupted in America. In my study, I involved some Vietnamese militia group in their experience. I came in close contact with Ricky, Johnny, and Bihn.
The terrorist organizations are rooted throughout the world. These countries have a variety of pressures to face from not only the terrorist organizations but also the internal pressures that are developing in these countries from within.
As a result of this situation, the countries have started increasing there relations with the other countries which are changing and amending their policies with regards to facing the challenges against the terrorist and their plans.
Northeast Asia roughly constitutes the parts of China, Korea and Japan. Comparing artwork between theses two extensively large areas is difficult since each has its distinctive niche and flavor. But what can be ascertained from these two broadly made distinctions are the primary differences in influence and the resultant aesthetic experience one can derive out of it.
On the other hand, China and North Korea still remain to be crass authoritarian as they are single party states favoring totalitarianism. Besides, Taiwan has not become enough democratic due to various reasons including the critical question of national sovereignty.
The member nations were third world countries that had up to that time relied heavily on foreign markets, and one of the goals of regionalism was to combine the resources of the countries and convert them from five individual weak entities into one strong entity capable of
The refugee problem is persistent, and this calls for the immediate actions for its management. Due to this concern, this paper focuses on some of the important lessons from the Southeast Asian refugees’ experiences,
young to remember anything about their original roots, they become acclimatized to the US way of life thus making them secondary migrants in the country. However, the most common form of secondary migration is seen through the birth of the child of primary migration parents on
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