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Several dozen Vietnamese demonstrators protest against what they described as human rights violations in the former South Vietnam on April 30, 1998 at city hall in Orlando, Florida.

Forty years after Vietnam, a refugee relives his journey from Saigon to San Francisco


Andrew Lam escaped Vietnam in the last days of war, eventually landing in the San Francisco Bay area with his family. His journey, and the many levels of dislocation he faced when he arrived in the US, have become the subjects of his highly regarded books.

Akiko Antoinette Aspillaga, in the black coat, is an undocumented Filipino immigrant. She considers Obama's new immigration plan an improvement, but wants full rights in the US rather than temporary relief.

How Obama’s executive actions might benefit the fastest-growing immigrant group in the US — Asian Americans