Dis 14 - Cambodians were in a similar situation with the...

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Mae Thinn (Christine) Discussion In week 14, we learned about the difficulties refugees, especially from Vietnam, has to endure. These Vietnamese immigrants were forced to migrate, unlike the other Asians, fleeing on American ships or country hopping to arrive later in America. Some were caught by pirates on the way and were treated with violence. As the Vietnamese fled due to the instabilities and unfairness of the Government, they were not in any position to return to Vietnam. Ironically, life in America was harder than in Vietnam according to the Vietnamese refugee Lang Ngan. Many people live together in a small residence designated for only a couple of people.
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Unformatted text preview: Cambodians were in a similar situation with the Vietnamese as well. These immigrants from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos had a difficult time adjusting to the American culture just like any other Asian American immigrants form before their time. Another downside to living in America was that the children who grew up with the American ways end up losing respect for their culture, traditions, and the elders, just like any other later generations of immigrants. Problems such as language barriers, disrespect for traditions, and misunderstanding of ones government occurs quite often in these situations....
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