My uncle has always loved the idea of moving to the U.S.A. to seek a better future for himself and his family. My uncle was born in Viet Nam and although he loved living there, he has always dreamt of living in the United States. He worked hard to earn money so that he can move to the U.S. with his family. During the Vietnam War, he has tried to run away from Vietnam to move to a safer place. He tried to move to the U.S. but he was caught and imprisoned. After he was released, he worked even harder to earn money. Eventually, my uncle saved enough for his family to move to America. The language barrier was an issue for them when they moved, as his family was not fluent in English to communicate. It was difficult for them to fit in as they could not interact with the new community. They have come across a lot of racism since they were considered unfit and people wanted them to go back to their country. This relates to the Chinese Immigration lesson that we have learned in class since the Chinese wanted to move to America for a better opportunity but faced a lot of racism conflicts. They were also told to go back to their country as they don't belong in the U.S. The image I have included shows an image of my uncle and his sister when they were little. My uncle says this image means a lot to him as it reminds him of the old times when his family struggled to make a living. His family worked hard to provide for their kids to get an education. Since his family sacrificed a lot for him and his siblings, he wanted to do the same for his family and seek new opportunities in the U.S.
– Krystal Doan