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A Sino-US embarassing moment: neither fish nor fowl   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-2-12 12:19:29 |Display all floors

A Chinese couple living in the US for twodecades were expeled by the local government and ordered to leave the US on Feb16, the Chinese New Year on lunar calendar.


Zhe Long Huang and his wife Xiang Jin Li are both from Jilin Province of China,and went into New York through illegal channel and moved to Simsbury,Connecticut. In 2006, the couple opened a small shop Deco Salon, and two oftheir sons were born in the US, aged 15 and 5 respectively.

Mr. Huang said since their arrival in theUS in 1999 they have paid tax as required without any criminal record.

So far, Mr. Huang has been equipped withGPS tracker by local police  to prevent possible escape, and the couplewere ordered to buy one-way ticket to leave the US, with the deadline being Feb16, 2018, the day of lunar new year of China.

Sympathizers and supporters gathered at thegate of the salon to voice their protest against the hardline immigrant policy ofthe US government.

The couple told in tears at the gatheringthat they did not how to handle the two underaged kids who were born in the USand did not know Chinese language. "We have been here for 20 years andpaid taxes for the same period, we are American citizens, but now we are toldto leave the country!"



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Post time 2018-2-12 16:27:41 |Display all floors
Technically, where can they go to or  what destination are their plane tickets intended for? They have lost their citizenship of native country and China will not take them back.

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SoftAngel Post time: 2018-2-12 16:27
Technically, where can they go to or  what destination are their plane tickets intended for? They ha ...



They are not the only illegal residents that get deported these days. There was a Palestinian man who was ordered to leave after he had spent close to 40 years in the U.S.A. and was married to a U.S. woman. They too have children. Now the man is in Palestine, his wife and their three daughters in the U.S.A. Unlike the Chinese couple in your story, the Palestinian did not enter the U.S.A. clandestinely. The authorities removed him simply because they believe that his first marriage in the U.S.A., which ended in divorce, was a fake marriage to secure his green card. His former wife denies this.

Why should the Chinese couple not be allowed to re-enter China? A Chinese does not lose his or her nationality just by staying away from China.

Of course, it would be preferable to let the couple stay in the U.S.A. Then again: Why do Chinese always think they can cut corners while others cannot?

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Post time 2018-2-12 21:40:59 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-2-12 20:31
They are not the only illegal residents that get deported these days. There was a Palestinian ma ...

It seems that the Chinese couple went to the US under the pretext that they were persecuted (actually had connection with some illegal cult practiioners, I think), and they have been away for so long and they do not even teach their kids Chinese, so they must have had bad records with Chinese police. They cried so heavily due mainly to their being unable to return native land, I guess.  If they could return like a tourist back home, they only felt regrettable or dissappointed because they would get chance to return to the US. Chinese people are very practical, you know.

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Sounds like they went looking for the "American Dream" and ended up finding
the American Nightmare instead.

They aren't the first and won't be the last.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2018-2-12 22:35
Sounds like they went looking for the "American Dream" and ended up finding
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Robert,
you disappoint your few friends and fans with your callously heartless comments!

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