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My parents were both born in Cambodia; my father in 1965 and my mother in 1968. They spent their younger years there, but when a communist regime called the Khmer Rouge violently attempted to take control of the country between 1975 and 1979, my parents made their way out of Cambodia, escaping what went on to be known as “The Killing Fields.” Eventually, they immigrated to the United States.
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Chhay, Narvin, "As Second-Generation Americans, We Aren’t as Different from Our Parents as We May Think" (2021). UCF Forum. 443.
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