Hmong Refugees In Ma Vang's The Refugee Soldier

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It is more apt to say that the Hmong refugees are hardworking, traditional and eager to learn about the American way of life. But when has someone who is Hmong also officially become an American? In a legal sense, it has been very difficult for many Hmong to achieve citizenship. In Ma Vang's The Refugee Soldier it is said that "to fight for America makes you American (legally)", and the American government seems to agree. However, these laws are exclusionary because kids and women wouldn't technically be American. Also, many of the Hmong who fought in the Secret War died, leaving the population crippled. So it was not only the soldiers who were forced to sacrifice their way of life. I think it would be more inclusive to say that if you have