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美國新冠疫情日記07/16


美國新冠疫情日記07/16

Let Us Unite Our Immigrants’ International Community


After WWII, millions of people came to America through legal and illegal means to seek liberty and opportunity in this great land.


From coast to coast in New York, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Houston and Dallas, many immigrants created many communities like new Chinatown, Vietnamese Town, Thai Town, Russian Town, all these towns representing international cultures and all part of a very important economic engine in local economies.


The majority of the new generation had higher education and became professionals in many fields, but their roots were still very strongly tied to their own culture.


Today we feel very strongly because of the current racial issues. A lot of politicians are against immigrants. They want to change policies to block immigrants from coming to this country while they refuse the quota of immigrants. All of these moves really harm our community.


My friend and founder of CHI, Farouk Shami, when he ran for Governor of Texas, he said this to his audience, “Our society without Mexicans and Latinos is like the sky without sunshine.”


This really represents how important it is that those immigrants who work at labor jobs truly do help this country grow.


Dear brothers and sisters, this is the time for all of us to unite to fight for our own future because this is our home.




           移民社區自處之道


近半個世紀以來,世界各地之大批移民以合法或非法方式進入美國,大部份都選擇了成爲美國公民及安身立命的家。


我們從美東地區的紐約到美西的舊金山、洛杉矶、西雅圖及美南的休斯敦、達拉斯,以移民社區集聚形成的中國城、越南城、俄羅斯城,如雨後春筍般到處可見,這些新的微經濟體,成爲當地社區之一大特色,更在經濟上扮演了重要角色。


多年來,上一代移民之子女,多半接受了大專教育,在各方面有了非常優異的表現,雖然他們都走出了原來出生之地,其根仍然活躍在上一代生活圈,他們仍然喜歡上一代父輩的飲食文化。


今天我們處于一個非常不尋常之時代我們賴于認同爲家的美好社會,已經在政客對種族民粹之操弄下變了樣,他們正在推動反對移民之政策,趕走到美國來求學的留學生,阻止優秀人才留在美國,延遅親友移民申請時間,全盤否定新移民對國家之貢獻。


我的好友美國CHI化妝品公司創辦人福魯曾競選德州州長,他在其競選大會上說了一段非常貼切而感動的話,他說:今天我們的社會如果沒有墨西哥及拉丁裔的幫助,就如同我們天空中沒有了陽光,從勞工到後院花草,都是他們的辛勞工作。



各位親愛的弟兄姐妹們,這是我們移民國際社區團結起來的時刻了,我們來共同揭穿政客的醜陋面目,這就是我們的家。