Posted March 16, 2018 03:37:08 There are a number of counties in Arizona that are considered top priority for people to live and work in, but only one that is more important than the others: Phoenix.
That’s because the Arizona desert has been one of the most beautiful places in the world for more than a century.
Phoenix is home to more than 2.3 million people, and has a population that has increased from 2.2 million in 1980 to 4.6 million in 2015.
And the city is only one of Arizona’s major cities that has seen a substantial influx of people from overseas.
The area has seen an influx of foreign workers, and a surge in Chinese-American immigration from China and other countries, the largest of which is the city of Phoenix.
And Phoenix is one of only a few U.S. cities in which an American-born Chinese-born mother-of-two can be a resident.
“Phoenix has been a haven for Chinese immigrants in the United States for a long time,” says Andrew Houghton, a professor at Arizona State University and the author of “Phoenix: A Journey of Change.”
“I’ve seen it in my own life.
It’s been one area of my life where I’ve really felt a part of the community and a part that has been nurtured by my family and my friends.”
As a child growing up in China, Houghwood recalls seeing his father work in a factory as a teenager.
He and his family would get a $300 visa and a $10,000 cash transfer from the state of Arizona.
“It was a big deal for my dad.
We had no way of getting that money back,” Houghtons said.
“My parents had to leave their jobs in China for a while.”
Phoenix is the only U.M.C. accredited community college in the state.
Hough, now a professor of political science at Arizona University, says the Chinese-Americans were the ones who started the Asian American Institute in Phoenix in the late 1970s.
Today, the institute is an academic institution, and it has become the largest Chinese American research institution in the U.C.’s history.
“As a Chinese American, I’m grateful for the work that Asian Americans have done to advance American democracy, human rights, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and so much more,” said Houghson.
“I am proud to be a part a community of Asian Americans who share our common history and our common struggle for equal opportunity.”
Houghston and his wife, Amy, were among those who attended the Asian Americans for Equality rally at City Hall in Phoenix on Wednesday, March 16.
The rally was a way for Asian Americans to unite and say that they support the work of the Asian Pacific American Legal Defense and Education Fund, or PACALDEF, Haughton said.
The PACALDef is a legal defense and advocacy organization that helps Asian Americans in the criminal justice system and is dedicated to fighting the death penalty.
“There are many Asian American leaders who have been at the forefront of civil rights for decades, and we hope to bring them to Phoenix to speak out against the death sentence,” Haughston said.
For Houghts, the rally was an opportunity to remind people about what it means to be an American, especially for Asian American families.
“In the 20 years I’ve been working in Asian America, I’ve learned that our lives are very important, and our families are very precious,” he said.
Haughts is not the only Asian American community leader who has attended the rally.
“When the Trump administration is looking to cut social programs, it’s important for us to be part of that conversation and to help make sure that our communities are protected,” said Michael Lee, a member of PACALDEFF’s board of directors and a member for the Phoenix-area chapter of the National Association of Asian Pacific Americans.
Lee said Asian Americans are “not forgotten, and this is an opportunity for us, as Asian Americans, to stand together.”
Haughtt says he thinks the rally and the coalition building it has brought is a good sign for Asian-Americans in the city.
“If you want to see the world in a positive light, and you want people to be proud of their heritage, then this is a place where you can do that,” he says.
“People need to realize we are not going anywhere.”