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Letter to the Vietnamese-American Community

The April 30 anniversary is approaching. It will be the 40th year since Saigon fell. In these 40 years, our Vietnamese American communities have grown and prospered in America, particularly in San Jose. On the occasion, I would like you to think back on those early May days at Subic Bay in the Philippines 40 years ago:

“That was the last vestige of South Vietnam. And when those flags came down and the American flags went up, that was it. Because a Navy ship is sovereign territory and so that was the last sovereign territory of the Republic of Vietnam,” Rick Sautter, one of the Kirk officers who took command of a Vietnamese ship, says.

“Thousands and thousands of people on the boats start to sing the [South Vietnamese] national anthem. When they lower the flag, they cry, cry, cry,” Do remembers.

At that moment in time, we became political refugees.   The U.S. welcomed us and today we have become Americans.  As American citizens, we have to look out for our American citizens’ interests first. But that’s not what our Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is doing. She is shamelessly selling us out to multinational corporate interests. She is taking political contributions from multinational corporations to sponsor the H-1B and L-1 programs that discriminate against American citizens. 

Here are a couples of testimonials from American citizens across the nation:

“I remember when my son trained his H-1B replacement. He was so heartbroken. He worked 80 hour weeks, didn’t take his vacation time. Came in on weekends nights he even worked christmas. He had to sell his home at a loss and declare bankruptcy, he now manages a fast food restaurant what good are the Engineering and Computer science degrees he is still paying for.

I was so proud of my son, the first in our family to go to college on an academic scholarship. Raised by a single mother and cancer survivor he was the man of the family and used the money from his paper route to pay for utility bills when he was 13. Now he is extremely depressed and feels betrayed by our government. He lost his father to Vietnam and his job to cheap imported labor.”

– Mema Westfelt

His father fought with us during the war and now he is unemployed — Thanks to the H-1B program that Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren supports. As Vietnamese-Americans, we need to come together to help other Americans, especially the Vietnam veterans and their families who have fought alongside with us in the past.


“The minor inconveniences experienced by foreign visa workers are pale by comparison to the American citizens who have lost our jobs, homes, healthcare, life savings and sadly so much more.

See first hand how these fraud ridden programs impact tens of thousands of American citizens like me and the people interviewed on Dan Rather Reports.

No Thanks For Everything

This is no laughing matter and there is no room for people to insult the integrity and skill of hardworking Americans.

Lofgren and her patsies are paid off by Nasscom and greedy corporations to draft nonsense legislation like this bill. Don’t believe me, google Lofrgren and India pac to see her on video talking about this – and check opensecrets to see who pays her bills – shocking….”

– Anonymous Coward, Jun 17th, 2011 @ 10:29am


The H-1B and L-1B programs that she endorses not only destroy the livelihoods of American professionals who are our relatives and neighbors, they also destroy the future of our children. When we first came to America, my father worked extremely hard to put us through school and I could see you doing the same thing for your children who also have to take out large loans to support their education. But when they graduate, there is no job for them because all of the jobs in America has been taken by foreign guest workers already while our children are heavily in debt due to their educational loans.    If you care about your children's future, you need to vote her out.

Worse, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren she allows foreigners to trample on the dignity and the rights of American citizens and to insult us in our own home. Vineet Nayar, the CEO of HCL Technologies, an Indian outsourcing company, called American citizens stupid, lazy, and unemployable after his company taking American jobs.  He dared to say it to the people who has put a man on the moon. Americans are at the forefront of science, medicine, technologies, and the arts. I myself have seen how talented Americans are. I have seen Americans performing at great stages in Paris, London, Tokyo, Milan.   Americans also do volunteer work around the world (my aunt, a naturalized American citizen, was one of the Peace Corps volunteers who worked in a remote village in West Africa at the age of 62). As for laziness, I have worked in Europe and the Europeans have an image of Americans being overworked. Among industrialized nations, American workers are the hardest working people anywhere.

My grandfather used to tell me this story. In the early 1940s, the Japanese army came to Vietnam. One of his neighbors in Hanoi was a Japanese lieutenant. One day, he committed suicide after being insulted by a French officer. His death shocked the whole neighborhood. My grandfather was impressed and told everyone in the family that the Japanese would win over the French because of their national pride. And that’s what happened. To make the story short, the Japanese do not allow foreigners to insult their citizens, then why do we Americans allow such thing?

Do we have to be as militaristic as the Japanese? No, but I don’t think we should let her get away from it with impunity either. I do think a call for her to resign from Congress is appropriate. Today, Japanese politicians publicly apologize and resign when they don’t think they have served their constituents with their citizens' best interests in mind. 

This month our Vietnamese-American communities are gathering in Austin, Texas to thank America and the extraordinarily generous Americans who had helped us out during those dark days in 1975. Now our American friends and neighbors are in trouble because of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s support for these corrupt programs and in need of our help, there is no better way for us Vietnamese-Americans who live in San Jose to thank America than to condemn her actions and to oust her (the H-1B Queen) from Congress.   The longer she stays in Congress, the more American lives (including your sons, daughters, relatives and friends) she is going to destroy.

Sincerely yours,

Phat Nguyen


I am not the only one who believes Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is terrible. These are the voices from Americans across the nation who expressed their views about her on the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Hill, San Jose Mercury News, etc. in the comment sections of the articles that mentioned her name


Lofgren always runs away from me when I tell her that I might bring a TV news crew down with unemployed Berkeley and Stanford STEM graduates.  I told her that I was thinking of having Americans replaced by H1Bs standing in a soup line served by H1Bs. 

Lofgren's staff privately told me that she is more interested in the Silicon Valley "big shots" instead of her constituents.  Lofgren knows EXACTLY what is going on as she was an immigration lawyer.  

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04/27/2012 11:01 AM

Stop #Offshoring These USA #Jo

Great idea! Need a meet up location. Think its high time the media, Lofgren, et al see first hand that highly skilled American talent is right here, right now. 

Lofgren is not even hiding the fact that she represents the interests of her benefactor, US India PAC (the only foreign PAC on Capitol Hill) and proud/stupid enough to be a guest star on their YouTube propaganda videos

See for yourself