Chinese and Mexican Americans Share the Immigrant Experience


02 June, 2014

More immigrants live in the western state of California than anywhere else in the United States. Among the largest immigrant groups are Mexicans and Chinese. They may have come to the country legally or without legal documents. The two ethnic groups come from very different places, but they share many similarities.

Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan Wong is a fourth-generation Chinese and third-generation Mexican American. But people often wonder about his ancestry.
"They go, are you Filipino? Are you Mexican? Are you Pacific Islander? Are you Hawaiian?"

Although the cultures of his ancestors are very different, Jonathan Wong finds there is one thing both deeply value.