Asian immigrants and their advocates say they are used to being a minority within a minority at rallies such as these, and Friday’s gathering...was no different. The small band from the MinKwon Center for Community Action, a predominately Korean advocacy group that also serves the Chinese community in Flushing, Queens, was but a fraction of the 100 protesters.
“We have to take baby steps when it comes to voicing our own opinions,” said James Jeong, 21, who moved to Flushing from South Korea when he was 3. “For Asians, it’s very stigmatized to speak out at these rallies.” He added: “I feel like our biggest enemies are not the system itself, but our own communities that ostracize our own members — you kind of do your own thing, stay under the shadows.” ... See MoreSee Less
"'When there are difficulties, that is when our character and strength come out," Rosas said by phone to her daughter, the Dallas-raised advocacy director for United We Dream. "We will keep fighting."
On the other end of the call, the voice of her 27-year-old daughter — who was in Washington for the decision — sounded muffled. Then came sobs. "Don't cry, mi'ja," the mother said, a wet tissue in her hand." ... See MoreSee Less