Ithaca Voice: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth Alderman Ducson Nguyen, 2nd Ward, supported the ordinance saying, “It is deeply personal to me. I know you all know my parents are refugees.” He said the first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency — which has so far seen seven controversial executive orders signed […]
14850: Common Council will consider law to make Ithaca a sanctuary city
Common Council will consider law to make Ithaca a sanctuary city “Thanks to my colleague Cynthia Brock for advocating for a strong policy response to Trump and President Bannon’s threats for months,” added Nguyen.
Trump’s executive order on immigration
I am outraged by Trump’s executive order on immigration and the effects its chaotic introduction has had on some of the most vulnerable people on Earth. It’s an action that has led to the detention of refugees already approved for admission, already in the country at American airports, already with family waiting for them in […]
Ithaca Voice: My refugee parents and our American lives
My father’s bottle of cognac slipped out of his grip and plunged into the Saigon River in April 1975. Besides a hastily-packed bag of clothing it was the only thing he carried as he rushed aboard a boat fleeing Vietnam in the final days of one of the most senseless wars in American history. I exist because of that violence, and the American people’s willingness to make amends for it.