Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Book "Poem of San Mateo" - 10

Fujie was totally correct in thinking there must be a way to bring herself back to US. The law banning Japanese immigrating to US had exceptions. That exceptions included family reunion. Fujie wrote to her sister. Fujie's sister also wanted her family back to US. Her plan was working.

Fujie's sister sponsored Fujie. That was how Fujie could come back to US. Later Fujie's sister and Fujie sponsored entire family so that their parent could come back to US. Of course her father's work record in Japan as a translator for US Army in Japan helped. She remembered nothing mattered for her father's illegal immigration. She was surprised on US Government made an issue on her father's past.

This picture is taken in San Francisco Parking.
Amazing to find something like this.

Even today, it was most practical to immigrate to US if you have part of family already living in the US Green Card Base or Citizenship. It was what I could do with my wife's help. My wife gave up her citizenship in China and sponsored me. I owe her what I could never be able to give her back. Skills and engineering technologies may work. But it was difficult to prove that you are the only one who could bring it to US, and next to impossible to show to Immigration that there are need for your skill in US.

Let's come back to Fujie, it was not easy for living in US, since her English was not as good as her father's. But she could have a job as a house keeper in an American family. She worked hard and studied English through her employer, she said mostly from their children.

Fujie met this guy, 2nd generation Japanese American who was looking for a date one day.

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hello Shaw,

The family was able to come back together. That is good. What happened with the sister that stayed here during the war? Did it say? When you think of it, it was a blessing to have a member of the family that did stay here or they might have not got to come back at all.

It is good also to hear about you and your wife and how she helped you to come here. Thank you also for sharing your story as well. Have a good day.

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. it looks like she was lucky her sister stayed and Fujie was able to come over & her parents followed.

It'll be interesting to hear what happened next ..
Thanks - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. I'm just glad that they got into the States. It's tough but those with passion work as hard as they can to achieve their dreams, and accept the knocks and keep on going.

I just admire people who move countries to help themselves.

When I was out .. I met two really interesting people who had had green cards in their country's lottery for a card .. and they were so grateful.

Have a good weekend
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Shaw said...

Dan & Deanna,

Thank you for your coming and waiting for long time for my newer posts. I am okay for now and will continue to update the blog. Please keep coming back.

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Best wishes,
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