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Our organization is to dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society. We offer assistance with social services, teach English as a second language, help protect the legal rights of immigrants and refugees, eliminate the barriers caused by language and cultural differences, and aid with the immigration and naturalization process.
The Experience of Vietnamese and Other Southeast Asian Families
In the past two decades, over 40,000 Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian immigrants (including Cambodian and Laosian) and their families have settled in New York City. Sudden displacement from their homeland, and loss of lifeling possessions, careers and often even their families, have creaded indescribable turmoil; emotionally, physically, and financially.
The shock and confusion of a new language and alien culture are too often compounded by prejudice, indifference and even hostility. They are sometimes even looked upon as the "enemy", despide the fact that most of the older refugees supported and even fought along side American GI's during The Vietnam War. At war's end, many of those left behind were imprisoned by the communists for up to 15 years, enduring torture and impossible conditions.