Monday, April 13, 2009

Country or Parents

This article tore at my heart. A girl was born in Japan from Filipino parents that immigrated illegally in the early 90s. Now, at 13 years of age, her parents are being deported back to the Philippines, and she has to make the decision on whether to stay in Japan, her birthplace, or go with her parents. She chose to stay in Japan, and leave her parents.

I don't know what I would have done in if I was in that situation. Like her, I was also born in the United States from immigrant parents. Although they came legally, the approaching anniversary of the the fall of Saigon on April 30th, coupled with this article, kind of made me wonder if the circumstances were different, where I would be today...

Schoolgirl told to choose: Country or Parents


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