【你爱国,国爱你吗?】越南裔退役士兵的生母赴美参加其葬礼签证遭拒+亚裔评论

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Navy veteran’s mother denied visa to attend his funeral

越南裔退役士兵的生母赴美参加其葬礼签证遭拒



He proudly served his country, but when it came time to bury him, a Navy veteran's father said the government wouldn't grant his son's mother a visa to attend his funeral.

这名美国海军士兵曾自豪地为他的国家服务,但在他的葬礼上,他的父亲称政府不允许自己儿子的母亲获得参加葬礼所需的签证。

Ngoc Truong, a four-year Navy veteran, died of leukemia Dec. 17 at the age of 22.

这名叫张玉的退伍海军士兵因白血病于12月17日病逝,时年22岁。

Truong's father, who owns a jewelry store in Blytheville, said Truong's Vietnam-born mother applied for a visa twice but was denied both times.

张的父亲,一名在不来瑟韦尔开珠宝店的商人,称张玉生于越南的母亲申请了两次签证,却皆被拒绝。

She ended up missing the funeral.

结果她无法出席葬礼。

"That's what made me fuming mad. Fuming. Why?" Truong said.

“这让我气的七窍冒烟,为什么会这样?”老张问道。

After leaving the Navy in October, Truong's son had planned to study graphic design at a school in Florida.

张玉在今年十月退役,本来计划到佛罗里达州学习图像设计。

Instead, he died suddenly after doctors diagnosed him.

然而,他突然被诊断出患有白血病,然后不久就去世了。

He took words from one of his favorite presidents with him to his grave.

他的墓志铭刻的是他最喜欢的总统说的一句话:

"Don't ask what your country did for you, but ask what you did for your country," Truong said.

“不要问你的国家能为你做什么,要问你能为你的国家做什么”

But Truong now turns those same words on their head to explain his frustration with the way in which his ex-wife's visa requests were handled.

老张现在把这句格言甩了出来,表达着对自己的前妻在签证流程上所遭受待遇的不满。

"He's already done for this country, but what has this country done for him? What did this country do for him?" Truong asked.

“他为这个国家该做的都做了,可这个国家对他又做了什么呢?国家对他做了什么?”老张问道。

Truong said he doesn't know why the visa requests were denied, and the State Department isn't shedding any light on it.

老张称,他不清楚为什么签证申请没有通过。而国务院也没有对此做出任何解释。

"Visa records are confidential under U.S. law. We are unable to discuss specific visa cases," a State Department official emailed WREG.

一名国务院官员告诉本报:“根据美国法律,签证记录是保密的。我们无法讨论具体的签证个案。”

 
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egunner94 28 points 11 hours ago* 越南
Why would you join the military of a country that committed war crimes in the country of your parents? I'm not going to call him a Chan only by pure decency but really? How can you be proud to be Vietnamese and at the same time, work for your oppressors?

为什么你要加入曾经在你祖国犯下战争罪行的国家的军队呢?我不会把这个人归为跪舔男,因为我不想说粗口,但还是要说,至于吗?怎么能一边为侵略祖国的人工作,一边作为越南人自豪呢?

Fedupandhangry 6 points 9 hours ago 
South Vietnamese and south Vietnamese sympathizers don't have the same feelings of hatred towards America. That said, I enlisted under maybe a naiive notion that my country didn't hate me and that I would be more American for doing so. Little did I know people simply don't believe you did time in. Honestly, the military is not as racist as real society is. There are major exceptions, but everyone shits on everyone and develops a common understanding that you're all in the shit.

南越人和同情南越的份子对美国的感情是不一样的,没有那种仇恨。不过,我参军的理由很天真,我认为我的国家不会恨我,而我参军可以变得更美国。我不知道人们就是不相信你花了多少时间在里面。说实话,军队并没有外面社会那么种族主义。当然有很多例外。但这里大家每一个人都在受苦,也知道没人能逃的过去。

Let me give you 2 good reasons.
The military provides a lot of practical benefits that can help poorer Asian folks make a better life for themselves. The GI bill, for example, pays for college, something not everyone can afford. THe military potentially provides a paycheck for someone living in the middle of nowhere and who has only a high school education. This can be used to help bootstrap the rest of their life. The military provides limited medical insurance, again, something that is valuable for Asian folks who cannot rely on their parent's insurance. The list goes on.
Being a military veteran provides additional benefits as well. Certain government jobs have preference for hiring vets. Veterns who own businesses can also benefit from certain government contracts that provide preference for vet-owned businesses. If you want to run for political office one day, having some sort of military service is a plus. These are all valuable opportunities that are available after you leave the service.
As a side note, the military have a lot of different occupations. Being a mechanic, or a medic, or a cook, teach you valuable skills that can be easily translated into civilian life.
The bottom line is that not all Asians live in the suburbs with parents that can afford to pay for SAT prep courses and college tuition. For young Asian-Americans who do not come from these privileged backgrounds, joining the military is a mechanism for getting ahead in life.

让我给你说几个原因:
1.军队可以给你提供很多实际的好处,帮助贫穷的亚洲人活的更好。比如说GI法令就是帮你交了大学的学费,这不是每个人都能轻松搞定的。对于活在偏远地区,只能接受教育到高中的人来说,军队能给你薪水。而这就能让很多人不愁下半辈子。军队还提供了有限的医疗保险,对亚裔来说,这也是很有用的。因为很多人无法依赖父母保险。此外还有很多好处。
2.作为退役士兵,也是有好处的。某些政府职位偏向于雇佣老兵。自己做生意的话,也可以在某些优先批给老兵的政府合同里获得好处。如果你有一天想从政的话,有从军的经历也是加分项。这些都是你退役后可以拿到的很有用的机遇。
顺便,军队里也有很多种不同的职业。做工程兵、医疗兵或厨师都可以让你学到很多技能,在平时社会里也很有用。
最后要说的是,不是每个亚裔都是住在郊区豪宅里,能够靠父母交钱上SAT预科,靠父母支付上大学学费的。对年轻而不富裕的亚裔美国人,参军可以让你在人生起跑线上比别人多跑几步。

ZeroMania_Kh 7 points 11 hours ago 
What it will be like for our entire diaspora, if the future battlefield will be the entire Far East Asia once again. Will they do to us, that they did to the Japanese in the past....?
Would westernised Asians fight against those from the homelands?

对于整个亚裔来说,如果之后的战场在远东或者东亚,我们的未来会怎么样呢?我们会不会变得和二战时的日本人一样呢?
我们这些西化的亚裔是否要和自己的同胞作战呢?

linsanitytothemax 5 points 10 hours ago 
i think i read somewhere the number of Asian Americans joining the military have dropped significantly. i think it is because of all the negative stories concerning how Asian Americans are treated by their superiors and their so called "comrades". however any Asian American dude who actually perseveres through their duties in the military where they are not actually wanted and come out sane and stronger mentally much respect to them.

我好像在哪里读到过,亚裔美国人参军比例已经大幅下降了。我想这是因为那些关于亚裔遭受上司和所谓“同袍”欺凌的负面故事吧。但不论怎样,那些经受了军中所有一切,认真完成了自己职责的亚裔美国人,不论他们是否真的想参军的,只要出来的时候还是人样,就变得更强了。十分尊敬他们。

 
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