Friday 19th January 2018,

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Share Your Immigration Story in Five Words

posted by Louis Chan

Monument at Angel Island Immigration Station near San Francisco

Inscription on monument at historic Angel Island Immigration station near San Francisco: “Leaving their homes and villages, they crossed the ocean only to endure confinement in these barracks. Conquering frontiers and barriers, they pioneered a new life by the Golden Gate.”

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


What’s your family’s immigration story?

If you live in the United States, unless you’re Native American, your family has an immigration story.

In support of the third annual Immigrant Heritage Month, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans kicked off a new hashtag campaign #ImmigrationStoryin5Words.

Some of the stories have been touching.

This picture from Viet Tran shows him returning the favor of his mom who carried him into America.


Some stories are sad.


Others are stories of gratitude.

Still some came with a pointed message.

“NCAPA recognizes the importance of highlighting our immigrant heritage and stories, as the United States proudly is, and always will be, a nation of immigrants,” said NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang. “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing group in the country, with a wide range of immigrant backgrounds. We celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month because immigrants have made, and continue to make, valuable contributions that define the strength of our nation.”

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  1. Edwin Chen says:

    RE: Share your immigration story in five words: Constantly scapegoated as a threat. #ImmigrationStoryin5Words

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