Thursday, December 13, 2012
Those "left behind"
A reader sent me this story from "Offbeat China," a blog focused on the Chinese community.
In a nutshell, lots of Chinese are entering the U.S. illegally, giving birth here (so their kids are born American), then shipping the babies to China to live with their grandparents while the parents work long hours here for low pay. When the child turns 5, he is shipped back to America to be enrolled in school. There are 10,000 of these children in just the town of Fuzhou, Fujian Province alone.