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The US immigration grew rapidly since 1990s According to the US census the foreign-born population doubled between 1990s and 2000s Most of these immigrants came voluntarily seeking a change that might possibly improve their lives Amy Lau was one of these immigrants following the immigration stream in 1998 joined the melting pot with other immigrants migrated to America The tough decision of immigration entirely changed her life which brought her both pleasant and unpleasant aspects in her adaption in her life in United States Amy was born in Guangdong China in 1958 She had been raised in a family that had a traditional favoritism towards males Therefore as a daughter in a typical Chinese family this culture had shaped her to become one of the essential living supports for her family especially her male siblings In her early life Amy finished her twelfth grade in High School and joined the labor work force right after in order to support her family living She had her first job working as a textile factory worker a job experience that provoked her determination to change her lifeAs a young female textile factory worker in the 1970s she received relatively low pay compare to other male workers and she was not able to receive fair and equal treatment compare to workers who are older than her There was also no medical coverage or insurance which covered injury from work Amy had an accident when she fell off from one of the large machine and it hurt her left arm permanently since she was not able to afford her doctor visit She fell so frustrated after knowing her managers were indifferent about her injury Fortunately her familys financial condition was improved and therefore she was no longer forced to constantly support her family living Therefore she decided to resign from the textile factory and began to search for her own dreamLater she obtained a job as an accountant in
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